Dec. 16, 2006
RV/NR TCU (6-3) vs. 11/10 Georgia (8-1)
Dec. 17 / Athens, Ga. / 1:30 p.m. CST
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
ABOUT THE GAME
After a six-game home stand and a weeklong hiatus for final exams, the TCU women's basketball team hits the road for three straight contests this week. The Lady Frogs will travel to Athens, Ga., for a 1:30 p.m. (CT) contest against No. 10/11 Georgia on Sunday, Dec. 17, before continuing on to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2006 San Juan Shootout. Junior guard Adrianne Ross and senior guard Ashley Davis lead the Lady Frogs. Ross is tied for first in scoring in the Mountain West Conference at 17.1 ppg., and Davis is contributing a league-third-best 16.8 points per outing. With 986 points in her career, Davis needs just 14 more to log her 1,000th career point. She is currently ranked as the 10th-highest scorer in the TCU record book and needs six points to take over solo possession of ninth place. The Lady Frogs pride themselves in defense and continue to lead the conference in steals with 11.78 averaged per game. Four TCU players are ranked in the Top 15 in the league in steals: Ross (2nd), Moneka Knight (5th), Lorie Butler-Rayford (7th), and Danielle Nunn (11th). TCU is averaging 71.8 points per outing and a 41.0 percent field goal percentage. The Frogs are holding teams to 66.9 ppg and a 39.7 field goal percentage. The team will likely receive some much-needed assistance in the paint Sunday, as transfer Hanna Biernacka will be reinstated. An LSU transfer that went to back-to-back Final Fours with the Tigers, Biernacka had to sit one full season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM -- Jeff Williams (PBP) and Marcy Girton (Color)
Video Streaming: not available
Internet: Radio broadcast available at gofrogs.com
Live Stats: Gametracker at georgiadogs.com
Georgia completes the 2006 portion of its home schedule Sunday against TCU. The Lady Bulldogs are 8-1 on the season and ranked No. 10 and No. 11 in this week's USA Today/ESPN coaches and Associated Press polls, respectively. On Friday, Georgia defeated Savannah State, 75-54, and four players scored in double figures. On the season, Georgia is led by senior guard Cori Chambers who is averaging 16.4 ppg. Junior Tasha Humphrey contributes 13.8 points and pulls down 8.5 rebounds per outing. Humphrey, an All-America forward, was suspended the first six games of the season for violation of team rules. She returned to action on Nov. 29 against Memphis. The team is coached by the state of Georgia's winningest college basketball head coach, Andy Landers.
TCU - UGA SERIES
The Lady Frogs and Lady Bulldogs are meeting for the fourth time in school history, with Georgia owning a 2-1 edge. Each of the previous three games between the two programs came in the last 32 months. Last season, current TCU player Ashley Davis scored seven points in an 80-51 Georgia victory in Fort Worth. Two years ago, the Lady Bulldogs met in the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, with TCU securing a 64-63 upset victory over No. 3 Georgia. UGA won the initial meeting 85-71 in Philadelphia in the second round of the 2004 NCAA tournament.