Dec. 29, 2004
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TCU (7-5) vs. Grambling State (2-6)
Dec. 29, 2004 Fort Worth, Texas 7 p.m. CST
ABOUT THE GAME
The TCU Lady Frogs are looking to snap their three-game losing streak Wednesday when they host the Grambling State Lady Tigers at 7 p.m. CST in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU (7-5) was dropped in a 71-70 heartbreaker to Southern California Dec. 21 in its last match-up before Christmas break. The Lady Frogs had previously lost games with Tennessee (55-82) and Utah (72-85). Grambling State (2-6) has lost six in a row since opening the 2004-05 season with victories over Paul Quinn College (85-41) and Bethune-Cookman (54-51). In their latest contests, the Lady Tigers lost a pair to Louisiana-Monroe (73-81) and San Jose State (56-63) in Starkville at the Mississippi State University Classic over Dec. 19 and 20. The all-time series between TCU and Grambling is tied 2-2, however, the Lady Frogs have won the last two by an average of 33.5 points. The last meeting came Dec. 21, 2000, in Fort Worth and ended in a 99-55 TCU victory.
TCU'S LAST TIME OUT
The TCU Lady Frogs led for all but 3.6 seconds in their Tuesday, Dec. 21, match-up with the Southern California Women of Troy in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, those 3.6 seconds were the final ticks in the second half. Jamie Hagiya hit a short jumper from the right side of the basket to lift USC to a 71-70 victory over TCU. Sandora Irvin dominated the game with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and she added 17 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and four steals. Ashley Davis was the only other Lady Frog in double figures with 12. Lorie Butler-Rayford came off the bench to tally eight points and seven boards. Points off turnovers were the difference in the game, as USC converted 31 TCU miscues into 34 points. The Lady Frogs forced the Women of Troy into 23 mistakes, but only 15 points resulted from them.
GRAMBLING STATE'S LAST TIME OUT
Grambling State was defeated 63-56 by San Jose State in the third-place game of the Mississippi State University Classic Dec. 20. The Spartans used their speed in taking a 14-4 advantage on fast break points for the win. They also outshot Grambling by a 9.7 percent margin, making 24-of-55 from the floor (.436). Sanora Cole led the Lady Tigers with 17 points and three rebounds off the bench. Betty Lee contributed 12 points and seven boards, while Lacey Cormier' tallied 10 and eight. Amber Jackson and Lamisha Augustine paved the way for SJSU with 16 and 15 points.
The Lady Frogs' game can be heard on the radio in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on KTCU 88.7 FM. It can also be heard on the Internet by going to www.ktcu.tcu.edu/ktcu. Jeff Williams will call all the action for TCU this season, and he is joined by Marcy Girton for home games.