TCU Set to Host Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday
Dec. 3, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's basketball team returns home to play host to Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m., on Wednesday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in a contest that will be televised on FOX College Sports.
The Horned Frogs competed in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last week, opening with a 68-47 victory over Florida Gulf Coast before suffering tough losses to South Dakota State (57-52) and 16th-ranked Purdue (75-68).
Junior guard Natalie Ventress posted two 14-point performances in the three contests, narrowly missing a double-double in the opening win over Florida Gulf Coast with nine rebounds.
Sophomore guard Zahna Medley averaged 14.7 points in the three games, highlighted by a season-high 27-point effort against South Dakota State where she connected on five 3-pointers.
Senior center Latricia Lovings excelled defensively, grabbing 8.7 rebounds per contest while setting season highs with six blocks and five steals against South Dakota State. Lovings currently paces the Big 12 and ranks 18th nationally with 2.9 blocks per contest.
Junior forward Chelsea Prince emerged off the bench, scoring in double figures in two of the three contests while shooting 52 percent (11-of-21) from the field.
TCU used a balanced effort to top Florida Gulf Coast, as seven players scored at least six points, before shooting woes cost the Horned Frogs in the following game against South Dakota State with just a 19-percent effort from the field.
TCU led the entire first half against 16th-ranked Purdue and the two teams went back-and-forth down the stretch before TCU's upset hopes eventually fell as the Boilermakers hit a stretch of seven 3-pointers on eight attempts in the second half.
Fans can also listen to the radio broadcast live on KTCU 88.7 and Frog Vision with Jeff Williams and Jeff Lewis on the call.
For live updates, fans can also follow @tcuwbasketball on Twitter or by viewing GameTracker.
The Ladyjacks are averaging 65.4 points per game this season while the opposition has averaged 70.1 points per contest. Stephen F. Austin has been outrebounded by a 3.7 margin while forcing 17.3 turnovers per game compared to its 18.6 miscue per contest.
SFA features a veteran starting lineup with four juniors, led by 6-foot-2 center Porsha Roberts, who is averaging 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field. Junior forward Daylyn Harris is also scoring in double figures with 10.9 points per contest.
The teams have only played once at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, as TCU pulled out a 67-56 win on Dec. 17, 2000, to avenge a two-point loss to the Ladyjacks on Dec. 6, 1996, in Nacogdoches.
ZERO TO ONE HUNDRED
Not only would Medley become just the 12th player in program history to reach the triple-digit mark, but with two 3-pointers on Wednesday, she would become the fastest to reach the milestone in school history, surpassing TCU's all-time 3-point leader, Jill Sutton (1997-01).
Medley set the TCU freshman record a year ago with 77 total 3-pointers and has started the 2013-14 season on a tear, tying for the lead in the Big 12 with 3.0 treys per game. The Springfield, Ill., native has connected on four or more trifectas in four of the seven games this season.
Fans can also take part in the Holiday Hoops promotion with $5 general admission tickets for contests during Dec. 15-Jan. 8, where the Horned Frogs will face Texas-Pan American (Dec. 15), Abilene Christian (Dec. 18), Sam Houston State (Dec. 20), Prairie View A&M (Dec. 28), Iowa State (Jan. 2) and Kansas (Jan. 8).
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