Dec. 3, 2004
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#23/22 TCU (6-1) vs. Arkansas State (2-3)
Dec. 5, 2004 Jonesboro, Ark. 2 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
The No. 23/22 TCU Lady Frogs (6-1) bring a five-game winning streak into Sunday's contest in Jonesboro, Ark., against the Arkansas State Lady Indians (2-3). It marks TCU coach Jeff Mittie's second time he has played against the school he used to coach before coming to Fort Worth. Mittie lost the first meeting in Cowtown in his initial season with the Lady Frogs in December 1999 by a 73-67 score. TCU is looking for its first win against ASU, as it is 0-3 in the series. TCU is coming off an easy 85-65 triumph over SMU Thursday in Fort Worth, while Arkansas State was dropped by Alabama A&M, 66-62, in Normal, Ala., the same night.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
Four of five starters scored in double figures Thursday night in the No. 23/22 TCU Lady Frogs' (6-1) 85-65 victory over the SMU Mustangs (4-1) in Fort Worth. The victory was TCU's fifth in a row and third straight over SMU. It was TCU's first television appearance of the 2004-05 season, as the game was seen regionally on FOX Sports Net Southwest. Sandora Irvin finished as the game's high scorer with 24 points, and she fell one rebound shy of her 50th career double-double. Irvin also tied her career-high for steals with five. Natasha Lacy gave an outstanding performance with 18 points, not missing a single shot on the night. Her 6-for-6 effort from the floor tied two other Lady Frogs (Janice Dziuk and Carol Glover) for the single game school record for field goal percentage. She also finished 3-of-3 at the free-throw line and had seven rebounds and seven assists. The Lady Frogs also received a notable effort from Niki Newton, who had 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals. Newton's five helpers was a new career-high. Vanessa Clementino was TCU's other double digit scorer with 10. All of her points were scored in the first half of play.
ARKANSAS STATE'S LAST TIME OUT
Arkansas State lost its second road game in a row Thursday in Normal, Ala., to Alabama A&M, 66-62. Guard Ali Carter was the Lady Indians' high scorer with 18 points, going 6-of-14 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free-throw line. Fellow guard Rudy Sims made 7-of-16 shots and finished with 17 points. Center Adrianne Davie was ASU's other double digit scorer with 10. Forward Vanessa Schrock was the team's leading rebounder on the night with eight. Both teams shot 44 percent, but Alabama A&M made seven more free throws on six more attempts.
The Lady Frogs' game can be heard on the radio in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on KTCU 88.7 FM. It can also be heard on the Internet by going to www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ktcu. Jeff Williams will call all the action for TCU this season and he is joined by Marcy Girton for home games.