Horned Frogs Set To Battle No. 7/8 Texas A&M
Dec. 10, 2010
GAME DAY INFORMATION
College Station, Texas Reed Arena Sun., Dec. 12 2:00 p.m. CT
TCU Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western, `89)
Horned Frog Quick Notes
The Horned Frogs will be looking for their second-straight win over the Aggies Sunday afternoon.
Emily Carter has led TCU in scoring in six of the Horned Frogs nine contests this season.
When the Horned Frogs take Texas A&M Sunday in College Station, they will face their fifth 2010 NCAA Tournament team in seven games.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Following a dominating home performance against UT Arlington, TCU will return to the hardwood Sunday at No. 7/8 Texas A&M. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. CT from the Reed Center in College Station.
The Horned Frogs, who are 5-4 on the young season, are coming off an impressive 81-39 victory over UTA Wednesday night. In a one-sided affair, the Frogs' Helena Sverrisdottir scored a career-high 30 points to help TCU cruise to the easy victory.
Sverrisdottir, who posted a career-high in field goals made Wednesday with 11, simply could not be stopped. The Iceland native torched the Mavericks in the first half, scoring 16 of her game-high 30 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including going 3-of-4 from deep. Overall, Sverrisdottir went 11-of-17 on the night, while also shooting 5-of-7 from behind the arc.
Following competition against the Aggies Sunday, the Frogs return home to face Sam Houston State on Sunday, Dec. 19 before taking on Georgia Wednesday, Dec. 22.
A Look Back At The UTA Contest
Simply put, TCU dominated the first half of play, closing the half on a 43-5 run after the Mavericks had jumped out to an early 6-2 advantage. During that stretch, the Purple and White used relentless defense to force UTA into two long stretches of play where the Mavs didn't record a basket for over seven and five minutes of play, respectively.
Senior Helena Sverrisdottir led all scorers with a career-high 30 points, while sophomore DeLisa Gross netted 12 points on five-of-six shooting from the floor. Emily Carter rounded out top-performers for the Horned Frogs with 11 points and a new career-high eight assists.
Scouting Texas A&M
Texas A&M hit a season-high 10 3-pointers in the victory Thursday to rebound from its first loss of the season, a 61-58 setback by No. 5 Duke Monday.
2010 All-American Danielle Adams has paced the Aggies this season, scoring 20.3 points per game, while also averaging 8.4 boards.
The All-Time Series
Last season, Helena Sverrisdottir led a late rally to help TCU erase a 14-point second-half deficit during a 56-54 victory over No. 10/5 Texas A&M at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Horned Frogs will be looking for their first win in College Station in program history Sunday.
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Former guard TK LaFleur and Emily Carter each also reached double figures with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Overall, Sverrisdottir, LaFleur and Carter combined to score 32 of TCU's 34 points in the second half.
LaFleur put the Frogs on top for good by hitting both ends of a 1-and-1 trip to the charity stripe with 38.8 second remaining. The squad then made one of its biggest stops of the season by forcing a Texas A&M shot clock violation with only seven seconds left, as Carter dove to the ground to knock the ball away from an Aggie player near the end of the clock.
Sverrisdottir Heating Up
Gross Making Headway
Against Fresno State, Gross went 6-of-8 from the field to set a new career high with 18 points. The sophomore followed up her career day with a 5-of-6 shooting performance against the Mavericks Wednesday. Gross has now scored in double figures three times this winter. During those contests, TCU is 2-1 overall with its only loss coming at the hands of Fresno State last weekend.
TCU Turning Up The Defensive Pressure In The First Half
Overall, the Horned Frogs are 5-1 when leading at halftime this winter. In three of those games, the Frogs' have led by double digits at the break, while the other two victories saw TCU lead by only three points. The Frogs' have also held opponents to under 34 percent shooting from the field during the first half of play in TCU's five victories.
The Horned Frogs only loss after leading at halftime came at the hands of Fresno State. TCU led 36-33 at intermission.