Lady Frogs return from break vs. Grambling St.
Dec. 28, 2007
FORT WORTH--TCU hits the court following its eight-day holiday break Saturday afternoon with a contest against Grambling State at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Lady Frogs will look to rebound from a close loss at Houston on Dec. 21. Saturday's matchup with the Tigers is the first of two remaining non-conference games that begins a stretch of three consecutive home contests for TCU.
TCU holds a 3-2 advantage in the all-time series against Grambling State. The Frogs currently own a three-game winning streak after dropping the first two meetings during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. The three victories have been by an average of 37.7 points per game, including a 79-33 win during the most recent matchup on Dec. 29, 2004.
Saturday'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 of the event will be available on GoFrogs.com.
Sophomore guard Danielle Nunn is scheduled to sign autographs following the game on the east side of the DMC concourse.
Frog Quick Notes
-TCU has won the turnover battle in nine of 12 games, and only Texas A&M has forced TCU into more turnovers than it committed.
-The Frogs lead the Mountain West Conference in offensive rebounds (16.17 pg) and rank second in steals (11.25 pg), turnover margin (+4.08) and 3-pointers made (5.58 pg).
-Adrianne Ross is only three steals shy of the TCU career record (284).
-Ross needs only 34 more points to move into second place on TCU's career scoring chart.
-Ross is the only player among the MWC's top 5 individuals in scoring, assists and steals.
-Ross is averaging 21.8 ppg over her last four contests.
-Emily Carter leads the MWC in free-throw percentage at .957 (22-of-23).
-Lorie Butler-Rayford is the only player among the MWC's top-6 rankings for both rebounds (fourth) and steals (fifth).
-Butler-Rayford will make her 100th career appearance for the Lady Frogs against the Tigers.
Scouting Grambling State (1-8)
GSU has been outscored by a 17.4 points per game average while totaling 53.8 ppg and is minus-5.4 in rebounding margin. The Tigers have turned the ball over an average of 27.4 times each game and is shooting only .310 from the field as a team this season.
Individually, Kourtney Sherman and Gabrielle Fleming pace the Tigers in scoring at 10.9 and 10.7 ppg, respectively. Fleming also leads the squad with her 7.4 rebounding average. Paris Hawkins leads Grambling State in assists (2.2 apg).