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TCU basketball met Texas Tech at Chesapeake Arena on Friday night for their first matchup of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
The TCU women's basketball team takes on K-State at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Raegan Pebley is in her fifth season as TCU women's basketball head coach in 2018-19 and has led the Frogs to three postseason appearances in her first four seasons, including a WNIT Semifinal run in 2017-18.
Pebley (pronounced Pee-blee) led the Frogs in 2017-18 to arguably their most successful season since joining the Big 12. TCU recorded 23 wins, its most since 2007-08, and was ranked in the top 25 for three weeks, its first national ranking since 2010.
The ranking came in the midst of a seven-game Big 12 winning streak, the Frogs’ best conference winning streak since 2008. During the streak, the Frogs beat No. 7 Texas then knocked off No. 15 West Virginia on the road, marking just the second time in program history TCU won back-to-back games against ranked teams.
The Frogs went on to finish 9-9 in the Big 12 in 2017-18, matching Pebley’s 2014-15 squad for the program’s best conference record since joining the league. The 2017-18 squad capped the regular season with a win over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal, advancing to the first semifinal since the Frogs joined the Big 12.
TCU then played in its third WNIT under Pebley and made a deep run in the tournament, advancing to the semifinal where the Frogs fell on the road to eventual champion Indiana. Along the way, TCU won four games in the tournament, including a pair of road wins, pushing TCU’s total to 10 wins away from home in 2017-18, the program’s most since 2004-05.
The 2017-18 season was a continuation of a successful climb for TCU under Pebley. The Frogs won 18 games in each of her first two seasons with a WNIT Second Round appearance in 2014-15 followed by a WNIT Third Round appearance in 2015-16. TCU’s WNIT victory in 2015 was its first postseason win in seven years.
The 23 wins of 2017-18 give Pebley 71 wins after four seasons at TCU, already the third most in program history, and just eight shy of passing Fran Garmon, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member, for second place.
The Frogs have found success behind Pebley's brand of basketball, joining Baylor and Texas as the only teams in the Big 12 to average over 71.0 points per game over the last three seasons.
In 2017-18, TCU was the only Big 12 team to finish in the Big 12’s top three in field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage. The Frogs averaged 74.8 points and 16.5 assists per game, both the second best in program history, and posted a program-best 1.1 assist-turnover ratio.
Individually, numerous players have flourished in Pebley's system, perhaps none more than TCU's all-time leading scorer, Zahna Medley. Medley earned three All-Big 12 First Team honors in her career, two under Pebley, and was the first three-time all-conference first team selection in program history.
Medley finished her career with TCU bests of 1,975 career points, a 15.6 points per game scoring average and 316 made 3-pointers. She finished second in TCU history with 633 made field goals and 510 assists.
Medley's two selections are part of nine All-Big 12 selections for the Frogs in Pebley's four seasons. Additionally, the Frogs have won both of their Big 12 individual awards under Pebley, most recently with fAmy Okonkwo earning the Sixth Man Award in 2017-18. Chelsea Prince was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-15, marking the fourth-straight such selection under Pebley.
Off the court, the Frogs have seen incredible success under Pebley. In her four seasons, TCU student-athletes have earned 19 Academic All-Big 12 honors, that after earning just four in the two years prior to Pebley's arrival.
Included in the 19 selections is a record three first team selections in 2016-17. Jada Butts was one of the 2016-17 first team selections and became the first Frog to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors in four straight years.
Pebley has not only served TCU, but also the women’s basketball community as a whole. She is a member of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Board of Directors, helping guide the Fund’s mission to extend and improve the lives of all women battling cancer by raising money for research and assisting the underserved.
She is also a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Board of Directors, helping the Association’s mission to improve and advance the game of women’s basketball.
TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte officially announced the hiring of Pebley as the program's seventh head coach on April 1, 2014.
Pebley to TCU after spending the previous two seasons at Fresno State where she led the Bulldogs to Mountain West tournament titles and berths into the NCAA Tournament in each of her two seasons. Fresno State compiled a 46-20 (.697) overall record under the direction of Pebley, including a 26-8 (.765) mark in league play, while four Bulldogs earned All-Mountain West honors, including back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year selections.
Pebley's Fresno State squads featured one of the top defensive units in the country, as the 2012-13 Bulldogs ranked third in the NCAA in steals with 12.9 per game, doing so while only fouling 12.1 times per game to rank No. 7 nationally for the fewest fouls committed per game. The Bulldogs allowed a paltry 62.4 points per contest in the two seasons under Pebley.
The Orem, Utah, native faced a tall task in her first head coaching position, starting the Utah State women's basketball program after its reinstatement in 2003 following a 25-year hiatus. Pebley led the Aggies for nine seasons, building the program from scratch into back-to-back WNIT berths, marking the first postseason appearances in school history.
Pebley garnered WAC Coach of the Year accolades for the 2010-11 season after the Aggies advanced to their first WNIT, where they toppled Arizona, and was a WBCA National Coach of the Year finalist in 2012 after Utah State registered its first-ever 20-win season and returned to the WNIT.
In her nine seasons at Utah State, 12 Aggies earned all-conference honors, including Ashlee Brown, who was named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, the first of four straight student-athletes to earn the league's top defensive awards under Pebley. Before taking over the Utah State program, Pebley served as an assistant coach at George Mason from 1997-99 under Jim Lewis and Debbie Taneyhill and at Colorado State from 1999-01 under Tom Collen.
At CSU, the Rams went 48-17 in her two seasons with the team reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001 and the semifinals of the WNIT in 2000.
A standout at the University of Colorado, Pebley was selected with the 21st overall pick of the inaugural WNBA Draft in 1997, where she played two seasons with the Cleveland Rockers and Utah Starzz. She has since returned to a role within the league as she regularly serves as the color analyst on television broadcasts for the Dallas Wings.
During her collegiate career at Colorado, Pebley helped lead the Buffs to a 106-24 overall record and four conference championships, including winning the inaugural Big 12 tournament title in 1997. In her career, Pebley earned all-conference accolades twice, including a second team All-Big 12 selection in 1997. She is the first former All-Big 12 selection to return to coach in the league.
CU made two Sweet 16 appearances during her career, including a trip to the Elite Eight during her sophomore season, as the Buffs won a school-record 30 games (30-3 overall). Colorado won 25-straight games that season and finished the year ranked No. 2 in the final AP poll.
Pebley, whose maiden name is Scott, was one of nine players in CU history to score over 1,000 career points (1,045) and collect over 700 rebounds (701). Pebley played under legendary head coach Ceal Barry who was a 2018 inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pebley and her husband, Keith, have one son, Joseph, and one daughter, Harper.
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