Dec. 20, 2006
RV/NR TCU (6-4) vs. Syracuse (6-5, 1-0)
Dec. 20 t San Juan, Puerto Rico t 7:00 p.m. CST
Mario Morales Coliseum
Complete Game Notes
ABOUT THE GAME
TCU looks to get back to its winning ways against Syracuse, as the Lady Frogs saw their six-game win streak come to an end Sunday (Dec. 17) against No. 11/10 Georgia. After trailing by just seven points in the first half, the Lady Frogs stumbled to the Lady Bulldogs, 80-58, in Athens. The contest was the third time this season the Purple and White came up short to an opponent ranked in the Top 25. Against the Lady Bulldogs, three players led TCU in scoring with 14 points apiece: senior Hanna Biernacka, senior Ashley Davis and junior Adrianne Ross. Junior forward Lorie Butler-Rayford had 10 rebounds and five assists, while Ross tallied three steals. The loss against Georgia overshadowed the fact that Davis logged her 1,000th career point in the game. She became just the eighth player in TCU history to have 1,000-or-more points and is ranked No. 8 all-time. She needs 151 more points to catch Leah Garcia (1994-98). On the season, TCU is shooting 40.5 percent from the field, while its opponents are making 41.1 percent of their shots. Davis and Ross have carried the scoring load for TCU this season. The duo has combined to score almost half (333-704) of TCU's points this season and have led the team in scoring every game. They are both shooting 40 percent or better from the field and averaging 16.8 (Ross) and 16.5 (Davis) ppg, respectively.
Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM -- R.J. Choppy (PBP) and Marcy Girton (Color)
Video Streaming: not available
Internet: Radio broadcast available at gofrogs.com
Live Stats: NA
ABOUT SYRACUSE (As of press time)
The Orange enters the game with a 6-5 overall record and a 1-2 BIG EAST mark. Syracuse is led by Nicole Michael who is averaging 16.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Fantasia Goodwin and Vaida Sipaviciute average 13.7 and 12.6 points each, respectively. Goodwin is a deep threat, having made 21-of-44 3-pointers on the year for a respectable 47.7 percent shooting average from beyond the arc. The Orange won the last five of six contests, with victories over Cornell, Rhode Island, UC Davis, St. John's and Loyola. In its last outing before traveling to San Juan, Syracuse dropped a decision to Central Michigan. In the opening day of the San Juan Shootout, the Orange defeated Loyola, 77-70. Michael had 21 total points.
TCU - SYRACUSE SERIES
The game will be first all-time meeting between TCU and Syracuse. In addition, Jeff Mittie has never faced the Orange during his tenure as a head coach.
2006 SAN JUAN SHOOTOUT
Eight men's teams and four women's teams are participating in the 2006 San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico. All 12 teams are staying at the Condado Plaza Resort and playing at the Mario Morales Coliseum. On the ladies' side, DePaul, Loyola (Chicago), Syracuse and TCU are participating in the three-day event.
Women's Game Schedule:
Tues., Dec. 19, 7 pm, Syracuse def. Loyola, 77-70
Wed., Dec. 20, 7pm, DePaul vs. Loyola / 9/7pm (CT) TCU vs. SU
Thurs., Dec. 21, 7pm/5pm (CT), TCU vs. DePaul
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