No. 20/24 Oklahoma State next up for TCU
Dec. 18, 2007
FORT WORTH--TCU faces its fourth ranked opponent of the season Tuesday when it plays host to No. 20/24 Oklahoma State at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Tip-off between the Lady Frogs and Cowgirls is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday is "Take a Kid to the Game Night" at the DMC, as one child will be admitted free for every adult ticket purchased. Shayla Moore also is scheduled to sign autographs following the game on the east side of the DMC concourse.
The Cowgirls have won both previous games in the series with TCU, although the two programs have not met since a 87-52 Oklahoma State victory on Jan. 1, 1994. The Frogs will look to notch their first win over a ranked squad this season after previously falling to No. 5/5 LSU, No. 12/14 Cal and No. 13/12 Texas A&M. OSU is the third such squad to visit the DMC in the past month.
Tuesday's game can be heard live on the radio in the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) and Marcy Girton (color) 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.
Frog Quick Notes
Scouting Oklahoma State (7-0)
Head Coach Kurt Budke has led a huge turnaround in Stillwater since his first squad went 6-22 in 2005-06. Last season, OSU posted a 20-11 record while advancing to its first NCAA Tournament since 1996, where it lost to Bowling Green in the first round. Budke's team was picked to finish fifth in the Big 12 Conference prior to this season.
Danielle Green and Andrea Riley, who last season were selected honorable-mention All-Big 12 and Big 12 Freshman of the Year, respectively, are among a group of six Cowgirl returnees. Riley is averaging a team-best 21.8 points and 4.8 assists per game so far in 2007-08, while Maria Cordero (14.3) and Green (12.6) also boast double-figure scoring averages. Riley's average ranks seventh among all NCAA Division I players. Shaunte Smith is pulling down 7.8 rebounds per contest for the Cowgirls.
-Set the school record with 29 FG attempts, two more than the previous high of 27.
Ross Named MWC Player of the Week
Ross led the Frogs to the brink of victory on the road, as she crushed her previous best scoring high (26) with 38 points on 14-of-29 shooting. She combined to score 27 of her points in the second half and overtime while leading the Lady Frogs.
The performance book ended a three-game stretch that saw Ross torch the nets at the rate of 25.3 ppg. In addition to being ranked third in the MWC scoring race at the time of the honor, she also ranked fifth in the conference in steals (2.10) and tied for 10th in assists (2.80). She was one of only two players to appear among the league's top 10 for all three categories that week.
Ross previously earned MWC player-of-the-week honors as a junior on Jan. 29, 2007.