Dec. 1, 2004
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#23/22 TCU (5-1) vs. SMU (4-0)
Dec. 2, 2004 Fort Worth, Texas 7 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
After the best back-to-back wins in school history, the No. 23/22 TCU Lady Frogs (5-1) return home for only their second home contest of the season against the SMU Mustangs (4-0) Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. CST in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU played six games in 10 days to start its 2004-05 campaign and opened its home slate with an 88-63 victory over Sam Houston State Nov. 22. The Lady Frogs defeated Calfornia, then-No. 3 Georgia and then-No. 13/14 Michigan State over the weekend in Honolulu to win the 26th annual Rainbow Wahine Classic. SMU has posted victories over Sam Houston State, Maine, Mercer and Mississippi this season. SMU leads the series 36-10, however, TCU has won three of the past four meetings.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
One day removed from the biggest upset in school history, the unranked TCU Lady Frogs pulled another stunner by defeating No. 13/14 Michigan State Sunday, 80-75, to win the 26th annual Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu. On Saturday, TCU escaped with a 64-63 victory over third-ranked Georgia in the semifinals. Sandora Irvin and Ashley Davis were both named to the All-Tournament Team following the game, with Irvin taking home Most Valuable Player honors. It was both players' third consecutive appearance on a regular season all-tourney squad dating back to last season's Malibu Beach Classic. Irvin finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds in the game to go along with six assists. Davis tossed in 15 points and four rebounds. Over the course of the three-day tournament, Irvin averaged a staggering 26 points, 13.3 boards and 3.8 rejections. Davis tallied 12.7 points and five rebounds. Niki Newton and Natasha Lacy also contributed a pair of strong performances. Newton had a dozen points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. Lacy added 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
SMU'S LAST TIME OUT
The SMU Mustangs defeated Mississippi Saturday by a 72-69 score to win the 2004 SMU Hoops for the Cure Classic. SMU posted a 99-77 victory over Mercer in its first game. Janielle Dodds led the way for SMU with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and she collected 10 rebounds. Sarah Davis notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards. Shonte Roberts also had 13 points and Katie Gross added 12.
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. FOX Sports Net Southwest will also televise the game, marking TCU's first television appearance for the 2004-05 season. Kevin Eschenfelder will provide the play-by-play and Brenda VanLegen will give color commentary.