Niki Newton
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Niki Newton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crowley, Texas

High School:
Crowley H.S.

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
07/14/1983

Experience:
3L


2003-04 (JUNIOR): Used as a reserve for the Lady Frogs during the 2003-04 season...Ended the year averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds...Shot 69.7 percent from the free-throw line (23-33)...Went 21-for-53 (.396) on field goal attempts...Came off the bench in TCU's first game of the year against Texas State Nov. 21...Nailed her sole three-point attempt, which was only the eighth of her career...Also pulled in two rebounds and assisted on another basket...Connected on 2-of-4 charity tosses for a total of five points...Played 17 valuable minutes Nov. 29 at BYU, providing the Lady Frogs with some solid defense...Hit one shot from the field for two points...Had a scary moment versus UTA Dec. 2 when she rolled her ankle after landing on an opposing player's foot on a layup...Thankfully, she came back in the second half and finished the game with four points and one board...Played an important role in TCU's 67-62 overtime victory against Arkansas Dec. 6 by hauling in seven rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench...Finished with five points and five boards at UW-Green Bay Dec. 11, playing 21 minutes...Hit a big jumper for the Lady Frogs with 12:32 to go, putting them up by three, 39-36...Made her first appearance of the season in a starting role Dec. 14 at Rutgers...Had a couple of rebounds and one assist during her 18 minutes on the hardwood...Played 12 minutes in an 81-68 TCU victory over Florida State Dec. 20 at the Malibu Beach Classic...Pocketed two rebounds in the game...Turned in a much better offensive outing the following day versus Pepperdine in the championship of the tournament...Scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting...Recorded four steals as well...Had her first double-digit scoring effort of the season Dec. 29 when TCU crushed Lamar, 95-50, by scoring 10 points...Also had six rebounds and gave out four assists...Got 15 minutes of playing time two days later when TCU pummeled North Texas, 91-53...Did not put any points up on the scoreboard, but Newton did collect two rebounds, give out three helpers and add three steals to her season totals...Registered two points and one assist in a dozen minutes Jan. 2 when the Lady Frogs welcomed No. 5 Tennessee to Fort Worth...Snagged three rebounds Jan. 6 when New Mexico State was pounded by a 96-63 score...Picked up a pair of steals in that game as well...Hit 1-of-2 shots from the floor Jan. 9 at Saint Louis for two points...It came at the 12:27 mark of the second half to pull the Lady Frogs within two, 48-46, after they trailed by 16 at halftime...Had one rebound and one assist Jan. 11 at Memphis...Made 2-of-3 from the floor Jan. 18 when the Purple and White hosted Houston on ESPN 2...Finished with four points and one rebound in 13 minutes of play...All four of her points Jan. 23 versus Louisville came at the charity stripe...Missed two of her shots there...Had a pair of boards as well...Played 10 minutes versus Cincinnati Jan. 25 and made her one attempt from the floor to net two points...Pocketed a pair of rebounds as well...Played 10 minutes at UAB Jan. 31 when TCU was victorious by 30 points...Did not score, but she did snatch three rebounds and assist on two baskets...Her one assist with 1.3 seconds remaining in the first half was a thing of beauty...Newton lobbed the ball on the inbounds from half court to Sandora Irvin, placing it perfectly so that she could go straight up for an easy layup...The play resembled a quarterback hitting a tightly covered wide receiver in full stride for a touchdown...Saw four minutes of action in TCU's double overtime thriller with USF Feb. 2 in Tampa...Went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to finish with two points...Made one field goal and hit all four of her attempts at the free-throw line Feb. 6 against Tulane for six points...Drilled 4-of-6 from the charity stripe to finish with four points versus Southern Miss Feb. 8...Had two rebounds as well...Played only three minutes in TCU's four overtime thriller at East Carolina Feb. 13, but recorded a key steal in the fourth OT that helped secure the win...Did not see any action at Charlotte Feb. 15 or against Marquette Feb. 20...Played two minutes against No. 12/11 DePaul Feb. 22...Did not play at Houston Feb. 27...Saw four minutes of floor time against Charlotte March 5 in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament in Fort Worth, which the Lady Frogs won 89-73...Did not play in TCU's semifinal match-up with Louisville or in the championship game against the No. 11/12 Houston Lady Cougars...Did not see any minutes in TCU's game with Temple in the first round of the NCAA Championship in Philadelphia March 20...Gave the Lady Frogs a spark off the bench two days later in their contest with No. 16/15 Georgia...Tallied four points and snatched two rebounds in seven minutes.

2002-03 (SOPHOMORE): Newton continued in her role as a solid presence off the bench, playing in 31 of 34 games and making six starts...Averaged just over 13 minutes per outing...Grabbed an even two rebounds per game...Averaged 2.7 points...Also dished out 28 assists and had 14 swipes...Went 3-for-3 from the field against Arkansas Nov. 25, totaling six points in 14 minutes of action...In TCU's next contest with Holy Cross Nov. 28, Newton played 18 minutes and scored five points and also collected a career-high-tying five boards...Gave a solid performance against UW-Green Bay Dec. 3 with six points, four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes...Three of those boards came on the offensive end of the floor...Had four points and four rebounds, three helpers and two steals in the Purple and White's next tilt with SMU Dec. 5...Also played in a season-best 25 minutes against the Mustangs...Made four consecutive starts beginning with SMU...Although Newton did not take a shot from the floor versus Texas Dec. 10, she did hit all of her charity tosses for four points...Deposited a season-high eight points on Oregon Dec. 22, hitting 3-of-5 on field goals and 2-of-2 on the free throw line...Tied a career-best with three steals against the Ducks...All of her totals came in a mere 13 minutes on the hardwood...Equaled a career-high thanks to four assists in TCU's record-setting victory over Texas Southern Dec. 30...The Lady Frogs held the Lady Tigers to a NCAA record 16 points for the entire contest, breaking the previous record established almost 20 years prior by Jackson State...Had a pair of offensive and defensive rebounds and went 3-for-4 from the line against Miami (Ohio) Jan. 3...Grabbed four boards and contributed three assists Jan. 17 at Cincinnati...Buried 3-of-6 field goals for six points versus ECU Jan. 24...Made her fifth start of the year at Tulane Feb. 23...Played 19 minutes in TCU's next match-up with UAB Feb. 28, scoring seven points and hitting her lone three-pointer on the year...Tied her career-high five rebounds against the Green Wave as well...Made her final start of the season in the first round of the C-USA Tournament March 6 against ECU...Made the most of her two shots on Tulane in the quarters of the conference tourney March 7, finishing the game with four points...Recorded the first block of her career in NCAA Tournament action in the second round at Connecticut March 25.

2001-02 (FRESHMAN): Played in 28 of 31 games during her true freshman season, making one start...Averaged 5.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest during the year...Was a candidate for Conference USA All-Freshman Team accolades...Scored in all but one game in which she played during the year...Shot 2-for-2 from the field in her first collegiate contest versus Sam Houston State Nov. 16...Established a career standard four assists in that game as well...Had the first of her three double-digit scoring efforts on the season with 10 at Air Force Nov. 18...Showed some range in the high altitude, going 3-of-4 from behind the arc...Went 3-of-6 from the field and made a pair of charity tosses for eight points against NCAA Tournament Finalist Oklahoma Nov. 27...Scored a career-high 12 points and tied a career-best with four helpers versus Prairie View A&M Nov. 30 in just 18 minutes of action...Averaged 7.6 points per game over TCU's first five games...Earned the first start of her career against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dec. 18...Canned two field goals and 4-of-5 from the line for eight points against BYU Dec. 22...Drained two crucial free throws to give TCU a last-minute lead in a 60-58 victory over Arkansas Dec. 29...Tallied her third game in double figures with 10 points against the Lady'Backs as well...Made five free throws and collected three boards and two steals on Santa Clara Jan. 3...Played in 18 minutes Jan. 18 against Cincinnati, scoring eight points on 3-of-5 shooting...Missed three straight games due to a mild concussion suffered in practice Jan. 23...Hit 9-of-9 from the charity stripe over a four-game span from Feb. 8-17...Pocketed eight points, three rebounds and two steals versus Southern Miss Feb. 8...Posted seven points at Saint Louis Feb. 17 despite playing only eight minutes...Gave a six-point, four-rebound effort Feb. 22 versus DePaul...Scored eight points and snagged a trio of boards in TCU's final regular-season match-up with Marquette Feb. 24...Shot 3-of-5 from the field and scored seven points in the Lady Frogs' opening round victory over Saint Louis in the C-USA Tournament March 2...Had a fine NCAA Tournament, averaging 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in games against Indiana and Duke...Tied a career-high with five rebounds versus the Hoosiers March 15.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-sport standout athlete at Crowley High School...Rated as the third-best prep player in the state of Texas in 2001...Was an AAU All-American and a BCI All-American...Averaged 20.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 4.0 steals per game...Named first-team all-state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) three times and to the second-team once...Named first-team all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) as a junior and senior after earning second-team honors twice previously...Was a first-team all-district and all-region selection her four years...Chosen to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News all-area teams all four years...Named to Who's Who in America...Was twice honored by Women's Basketball Magazine as an all-stater and was on the Top 50 list as a junior...Played in the TABC and Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl All-Star Games...Named to the AAU Regional all-tournament team...Also excelled in volleyball, earning all-state honors each of her four prep seasons.

PERSONAL: Newton is majoring in criminal justice and is pre-law as well...Full name is Nicole Ann Newton...Born July 14, 1983...The daughter of Ronny and Dee Newton.

CAREER HIGHS
Points:
12, vs. Prairie View A&M (11/30/01)
Rebounds: 7, vs. Arkansas (12/6/03)
Assists: 4, 4x, last vs. Lamar (12/29/03)
Blocks: 2, vs. Texas Southern (12/30/02)
Steals: 4, at Pepperdine (12/21/03)

CONFERENCE HIGHS
Points:
8, 3x, last vs. Marquette (2/24/02)
Rebounds: 5, vs. UAB (2/28/03)
Assists: 2, 4x, last at UAB (1/31/04)
Blocks: N/A
Steals: 3, vs. Houston (1/13/02)

2003-04 HIGHS
Points:
10, vs. Lamar (12/29/03)
Rebounds: 7, vs. Arkansas (12/6/03)
Assists: 4, vs. Lamar (12/29/03)
Blocks: N/A
Steals: 4, at Pepperdine (12/21/03)

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT HIGHS
Points:
7, vs. Saint Louis (3/2/02)
Rebounds: 3, vs. Saint Louis (3/2/02)
Assists: 2, vs. ECU (3/6/03)
Blocks: N/A
Steals: 1, 2x, last vs. ECU (3/6/03)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHS
Points:
7, at Duke (3/17/02)
Rebounds: 5, vs. Indiana (3/15/02)
Assists: 2, vs. Georgia (3/22/04)
Blocks: 1, at Connecticut (3/25/03)
Steals: 1, 3x, last vs. Georgia (3/22/04)

NEWTON'S CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonG-GSMP-Avg.FG-FGAPct.3P-3PAPct.FT-FTAPct.Reb.Avg.PF-DQATOBLKSPts.Avg.
2001-0228-1396-14.155-143.3856-20.30040-65.615692.546-027412211565.6
2002-0331-6405-13.131-88.3521-9.11120-30.667622.042-12829314832.7
2003-0425-1301-12.021-53.3961-9.11123-33.697451.826-02120015662.6
TOTALS84-81102-13.1107-284.3778-38.21183-128.6481762.1114-176905503053.6


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