Nov. 24, 2006
RV/RV TCU (1-3) vs. Rice (3-1)
Nov. 25 Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. CST
Daniel Meyer-Coliseum (7,201)
Complete Game Notes
Fans, we want you to have plenty of options available to get coverage of TCU women's basketball! Listed below are all the choices available:
Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM -- Jeff Williams (PBP)
Visual Media: Video streaming at gofrogs.com (click the all-access link on the front page)
Internet Audio: radio broadcast.
Live Stats: Gametracker.
ABOUT THE GAME
TCU and Rice will renew an old Southwest Conference/WAC rivalry Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum as the Lady Frogs host the Owls at 2pm. The Lady Frogs are in search of their second consecutive victory after defeating Houston, 56-47, Wednesday (Nov. 22) evening. The contest against Rice will mark the fifth game TCU has played in a matter of nine days. The Purple and White have three players averaging double figures. Junior guard Adrianne Ross leads the way with 16.3 points per game and a team-best 3.5 assists per outing, while senior guard/forward Ashley Davis is chipping in 11.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 2.3 apg. Of her 15 made field goals this season, 11 of them were from 3-point range. Freshman Danielle Nunn has come on strong as of late, averaging 11.8 ppg and shooting a team-high 50 percent (13-26) from the field. Lorie-Butler Rayford leads the conference with an
impressive 10.0 boards per game.
Rice enters Saturday's contest with a 3-1 record with victories over Monmouth, Rider and a double-overtime win versus Mississippi. The Owls are looking to rebound from a disappointing 54-46 loss at Arkansas-Little Rock Monday night. The Owls won 10 of their last 12 games to close out the 2005-06 season and four starters return from that streak return. Last season, Rice advanced to the second round of the WNIT. For the second year in a row, Rice was tabbed by league coaches as the Conference USA preseason favorite. The Owls are paced by senior Lauren Neaves, a presason all-Conference USA first team member. The 6-2 forward is averaging 19.8 points and 11.0 boards per game. Rice is led by second-year head coach Greg Williams who is 21-15 in two seasons.
TCU - RICE SERIES
Saturday will be the 48th meeting between Rice and TCU, with the Owls holding a 28-19 lead. The Lady Frogs won the last meeting on March 9, 2001, defeating Rice, 76-58, in the WAC Tournament.
TCU BY THE NUMBERS
Senior guard/forward Ashley Davis has made a 3-pointer in a league-best 13-straight games. She has 165 career treys, which is ranked second in TCU history.
TCU lost its last two games by a total of eight points. Last season the Lady Frogs were 2-3 in games decided by three points or less, and 7-0 in games decided by 10 points or less.
Junior guard Adrianne Ross has led TCU in scoring in 3-of-4 contests. She is averaging 16.3 ppg, including a season and career-high-tying 24 points vs. No. 25 GW.
Ross is ranked No. 3 in scoring in the conference and No. 2 among juniors. UNLV junior Sequoia Holmes has a slightly higher 19.0 ppg.
Ross and senior guard/forward Ashley Davis have scored in double-figures for every game this season. Davis is ranked No. 3 among other seniors in the league and No. 16 overall with 11.8 ppg.
Lorie Butler-Rayford, the 2005-06 Mountain West Conference offensive rebounding leader, is dominating on the boards this season. She is ranked No. 1 in the MWC in rebounds with 10.0 boards per game. She set a career-high in rebounds with 14 boards against Arizona last weekend.