Nov. 28, 2004
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TCU (4-1) vs. #13/14 Michigan State (4-0)
Nov. 28, 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii 9:30 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
One day after recording an incredible upset of third-ranked Georgia, 64-63, the TCU Lady Frogs look to take out another ranked team in No. 13/14 Michigan State. TCU (4-1) and MSU (4-0) will square off in the championship game of the 26th annual Rainbow Wahine Classic Sunday, Nov. 28, at 9:30 p.m. CST in the 10,300-seat Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Spartans snuck by Utah in the first round of the tournament, 56-54, and posted a convincing 81-59 triumph over Santa Clara in the semifinals. TCU and Michigan State have only met once, which was in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Championship in Storrs, Conn. The Lady Frogs came out on top of the defensive struggle by a 50-47 score.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
TCU senior forward Sandora Irvin scored a career-high 28 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked eight shots Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii, to help the Lady Frogs (4-1) stun No. 3-ranked Georgia (3-1) in the semifinals of the 26th annual Rainbow Wahine Classic. It was TCU's first win in school history over a team ranked in the top five and only its second against a top 10 squad. In addition to Irvin's double-double, sophomore Ashley Davis picked up her second of the season and her career with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Vanessa Clementino was TCU's other double digit scorer with 11 points, and she collected six rebounds. Redshirt freshman JimAnne Baker finished the contest with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting. Sophomore Natasha Lacy had three points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Lacy's lone three in the game was key, as it put TCU up by five, 54-49, with 10:14 to go in the second half.
MICHIGAN STATE'S LAST TIME OUT
The No. 13/14 Michigan State Spartans moved to 4-0 on the season when they defeated Santa Clara Saturday by an 81-59 score. Kelli Roehrig topped all scorers with 23 points on an 11-for-17 shooting effort from the field. Roehrig also pocketed 12 rebounds. Liz Shimek had a big game for MSU as well with 19 points after making 8-of-13 from the floor. Rene Haynes came off the bench to tally 14 points after making seven of her 10 attempts. The Spartans shot over 50 percent from the field, making 34-of-67 (.507). MSU did, however, struggle from behind the three-point line, going 1-of-11 (.091).
The Lady Frogs' game can be heard on the radio in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on KTCU 88.7 FM. Jeff Williams will call all the action for TCU this season and he is joined by Marcy Girton for all home games.