TCU hosts Coppin State Saturday
Dec. 7, 2007
The Opponent: Coppin State Eagles
TCU (3-5) vs. Coppin State (4-6)
Fort Worth, Texas -- Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201)
Saturday, Dec. 8 -- 2 p.m. CST
Radio: 88.7 KTCU-FM, gofrogs.com
Internet: Live Radio via KTCU; Live Stats and Video Stream via All-Access
FORT WORTH--TCU will attempt to halt a two-game slide Saturday when it plays host to Coppin State in the second half of a true basketball double-header at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Due to the rescheduling of the TCU-Texas Southern men's game for Noon, the Lady Frogs and Eagles will tip-off 30 minutes following the conclusion of the opening half of the double-dip, at approximately 2 p.m.
Saturday will mark the first-ever meeting between TCU and Coppin State, which is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Lady Frogs are looking to regroup following losses earlier this week at home against Texas A&M and at Rice. The Eagles also have dropped their last two contests, at home against Louisiana-Lafayette and at SMU.
The game can be heard live on the radio in the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) calling the action. All games this season, home and away, will be broadcast live on KTCU. Live statistics and a free video stream also will be available on GoFrogs.com.
Video from Head Coach Jeff Mittie's post-game press conference will also be archived via the All-Access section of GoFrogs.com following the conclusion of the game.
Frog Quick Notes
-Micaela Younger has hit 12 of her last 13 field goal attempts since the start of TCU's game against Texas A&M, including six shots in a row. Prior to her streak, she had missed eight straight attempts.
-The Frogs lead the Mountain West Conference in offensive rebounds (16.75 pg) and rank second in steals (10.12 pg) and turnover margin (+3.62).
-Moneka Knight is only one assist shy of the No. 8 spot on TCU's all-time chart, currently held by assistant coach Tricia Payne (261).
-Helena Sverrisdottir is one of only four players to appear in the MWC statistical rankings for scoring rebounding (19th), assists (11th) and steals (T-15th).
Scouting Coppin State (4-6)
The Eagles enter Saturday's game having lost three of their last four matchups, with the only win during the stretch coming against Nicholls State on Nov. 24. They lost a close battle against SMU Thursday evening in Dallas, 71-68. Coppin State has played a challenging schedule thus far, as the squad also has suffered losses to North Carolina (92-63), Syracuse (69-65) and Oregon (64-51).
Guards Shalamar Oakley and Rashida Suber lead the Eagles this season with respective scoring averages of 19.9 and 19.5 points per game. Suber is the reigning MEAC Player of the Year, while Oakley also was a first-team all-conference selection a year ago. Forward Jennifer Martin has pulled down a team-high 9.1 rebounds per game to go with her 7.7-point scoring average.