Tiffany Evans
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Tiffany Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carrollton, Texas

High School:
Newman Smith H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/26/1981

Experience:
3L


2002-03 (JUNIOR): Evans continued her year-by-year improvement as a junior...Saw action in all but one contest, making 26 appearances in a starting role...Was second on the Lady Frogs' squad in rebounding with 219 for a 6.6 per game average...That mark was 13th-best in C-USA...Placed No. 2 on the team in blocking as well with 46 rejections...Was seventh in the conference in overall blocks with 1.4 per game...During league play, she elevated her stats to 10th in rebounding and sixth in blocked shots...Along with Ebony Shaw, Evans was honored as the team's Defensive Player of the Year...Averaged a shade under double-digit figures in points with a 9.4 mark, third-highest on the team...Sank the second-most charity tosses for TCU with 104...Made 73.8 percent from the line overall...Along with Sandora Irvin, Evans led the Lady Frogs in minutes played with 26.7 per outing...Became a three-point threat by shooting a hair under the 40 percent clip in threes at 39.8 percent, a career-best...Chalked up 33 makes from behind the arc, one less than her previous two seasons combined...Will look to become just the sixth Lady Frog in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark, as she needs 240 points to reach the plateau...Janice Dziuk, Jill Sutton, Amy (Sutton) Porter, Leah Garcia and Tricia Payne are the others to accomplish the feat...Currently stands second in school history in blocked shots behind Irvin with 138 to her credit...Is also fifth in rebounds with 576...Along with Shaw, Evans is the only Lady Frog to appear in all three of TCU's NCAA Tournament games...Totaled 13 games on the year in double figures for scoring...Led TCU in scoring in five match-ups and rebounding 12 times...Picked up a pair of double-doubles in back-to-back games versus Santa Clara and Houston Jan. 6 and 12...Posted 13 points and a career-best 17 boards against the Broncos, shattering her previous best of 13 rebounds during her rookie campaign against Texas...Collected 13 points and 14 rebounds in TCU's tilt with the Cougars...Her first game with at least 10 points came against Holy Cross Nov. 28 with 15 in a 68-54 Lady Frog victory...Evans' next big outing occurred in consecutive games with Oklahoma and Oregon Dec. 14 and 22 with two 14-point efforts...Ten of her points against the Ducks came from the free throw line...Swatted a season-high four shots against Texas Southern Dec. 30...Equaled that performance in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament versus Tulane March 7...Ran off four of five games in double digits in points over Jan. 3-19...Recorded 15 points against a stacked Tennessee squad, rated No. 3 at the time, Feb. 11 in front of an imposing crowd in Rocky Top...Tied a career-high with four steals against UAB Feb. 28...Saw her production taper off a bit towards the end of the regular season, but turned it up full gear in postseason action...Evans ended the year with five straight double-digit efforts...Exploded for a season-best 18 points against Tulane in the C-USA Tourney...Followed up that performance with 13 points and six boards March 8 versus Charlotte, the league's regular season champ...Snared 12 points and eight rebounds in helping TCU down Cincinnati March 9 for its third conference title in three years...Gave the Lady Frogs 14 points, six boards and three blocks versus Michigan State March 23 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...Pocketed 12 points and remained active on the glass with seven rebounds versus eventual NCAA Champion UConn March 25 in the second round...Her performance against the Huskies aided TCU in becoming just the sixth squad in the past five seasons to take a halftime lead at a UConn home game...Was clutch during NCAAs from the charity stripe, finishing 8-for-8...Also connected on 4-of-9 from behind the arc.

2001-02 (SOPHOMORE): Had a breakout season, starting 25 of 31 games and leading the team in minutes played...Finished second on the team in rebounds (185) and blocked shots (51) behind Sandora Irvin...Connected on 88 free throws during the year, second-most on the squad...Ranked seventh in the conference in blocks per game at 1.7...Averaged 10.1 points per game in C-USA play, the second-most on the team...Led TCU in rebounding eight times and scoring four times...Had 10 double-figure scoring and three double-digit rebounding games...Scored in double-digits in the Lady Frogs' first outing of the year with 10 points versus Sam Houston State Nov. 16...Her next big effort came versus Rutgers Dec. 8, going 3-of-7 from the field and hitting a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe for 12 points...Fell a single point shy of reaching double figures against BYU (Dec. 22), Houston (Jan.13), Louisville (Jan. 20) and East Carolina (Jan. 27)...Had her first double-digit rebounding effort Jan. 6 versus Houston with 12...Evans went 5-for-6 from the floor and hit a pair of free throws to establish what was then a career mark of 14 points versus USF Feb. 1... Set school and Conference USA records with 12 blocked shots at UAB Feb. 3...Narrowly missed a double-double against the Lady Blazers by adding a career-best nine assists...Reached double figures in points in seven straight games from Feb. 10 to March 3, averaging 13.4 points per game over that span...Broke her career best in points for the second time that year with 16 at Memphis Feb. 15...Also posted her first double-double of the year that game with 12 boards...Two days later, Evans etched a new mark in her personal record book with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting at Saint Louis...Saw nine of her 16 points in a contest with Marquette Feb. 24 realized on free throws, missing only one attempt...Gave a 10- and 11-point effort against Saint Louis and Tulane in the C-USA Tournament March 2 and 3...Played a career-high 44 minutes on the hardwood in TCU's heartbreaking overtime loss to the Green Wave.

2000-01 (FRESHMAN): Played in 32 of 33 games as a true freshman, averaging 6.1 points and 5.4 rebounds during TCU's record setting campaign in which it recorded a program-best 25 victories, won its first conference title and participated in the NCAA Tournament for the first time...Missed her only contest against Texas-Arlington Dec. 2 due to an ankle injury...Upped her totals to 6.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in Western Athletic Conference play...Selected as TCU's Freshman of the Year by the Lady Frog coaching staff...Swatted 41 shots on the season, setting a then-TCU single-season record...Ranked third in the Western Athletic Conference in blocked shots, averaging 1.3 per game on the year...Led the team in rebounding on seven occasions and in points once...Had six double-figure scoring games and three double-figure rebounding efforts...Finished tied for second on the team in rebounds at 5.4 per contest, despite coming off the bench in each game...Fell just six points shy of the 200 mark...Had seven points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes against No. 2 Tennessee Nov. 27 in just her second career game...Recorded her first career double-double against Texas Dec. 28 with then-career marks of 12 points and 13 rebounds...It was also her first contest with double digits in either statistical category...Connected on 12-of-12 free throws in three straight games against Grambling State, Texas and Arkansas over Dec. 21-30...Gave TCU a pair of 10-point efforts versus San Jose State and Fresno State Jan. 7 and 14...Snagged 10 boards in a tilt with Nevada Jan. 12...Nearly posted a double-double against SMU March 3, collecting nine points and nine rebounds...Buried all three of her three-point attempts against Tulsa Jan. 23 on her way to 12 points...Tossed in a highly efficient performance at Fresno State, hitting all three shots from the floor, including two behind the arc, and sinking 3-of-4 from the charity stripe in only 19 minutes for 11 points...Fell a single point shy of double figures in games with UTEP, SMU and San Jose State Feb. 27 and March 3 and 7...Gave a strong showing in the Lady Frogs' first round match-up with Penn State in the NCAA Tournament, tallying 10 points in TCU's stunning upset of the No. 6-seeded Lady Lions March 17.

HIGH SCHOOL: Nearly averaged a double-double for her prep career at nearby Newman Smith...Collected 14.2 points and 8.6 rebounds as a senior for a team that went 22-9...Tallied 16 points and eight rebounds a game as a junior...Blocked 90 shots during 1998-99...Named her prep team's Most Improved Player twice...Voted conference newcomer of the year and defensive player of the year as a prep...Also was a first-team all-district performer...Starred on an AAU squad that attended the Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Evans is majoring in psychology...Born Aug. 26, 1981...The daughter of Fred and Gisela Evans...Full name is Tiffany Gisela Evans.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 21, at Saint Louis (Feb. 17, 2002)
Rebounds: 17, at Santa Clara (Jan. 6, 2003)
Assists: 9, at UAB (Feb. 3, 2002)
Steals: 4, two times, last vs. UAB (Feb. 28, 2003)
Blocks: 12, at UAB (Feb. 3, 2002)
Minutes: 44, vs. Tulane (March 3, 2002)

2002-03 HIGHS
Points: 18, vs. Tulane (March 7)
Rebounds: 17, at Santa Clara (Jan. 6)
Assists: 4, vs. Charlotte (March 8)
Steals: 4, vs. UAB (Feb. 28)
Blocks: 4, two times, last vs. Tulane (March 7)
Minutes: 35, at Houston (Jan. 12)

NCAA TOURNAMENT HIGHS
Points: 14, vs. Michigan State (March 23, 2003)
Rebounds: 8, vs. Indiana (March 15, 2002)
Assists: 3, at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Steals: 1, two times, last at Duke (March 17, 2002)
Blocks: 3, vs. Michigan State (March 23, 2003)
Minutes: 31, at Connecticut (March 25, 2003)

EVANS' CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonG-GSMP-Avg.FG-FGAPct.3P-3PAPct.FT-FTAPct.Reb.Avg.PF-DQATOBLKSPts.Avg.
2000-0132-0651-20.359-181.32619-61.31157-78.7311725.455-0264841211946.1
2001-0231-25888-28.676-206.36915-62.24288-126.6981856.063-0637951342558.2
2002-0333-26882-26.787-224.38833-83.398104-141.7382196.690-2488546343119.4
Career96-512421-25.2222-611.36367-206.325249-345.7225766.0208-2137212138897607.9

UP CLOSE WITH TIFFANY

Nickname: "Tiff"
Why do you wear the No. 23? I've had it since I was a freshman in high school and it has stuck with me.
Favorite song: "My Love is Like Whoa" by Mya
Favorite TV shows: "Sex and the City" and "While You Were Out"
Favorite class at TCU: Child psychology
Favorite junk food: Raw noodles at night
Favorite Coach Mittie quote: "No practice today."
Most impressive person you know: My sister and my brother-in-law
Person in history you'd like to meet: Martin Luther King, Jr.
First thing you'd do if you were head coach for a day: Make my team run
Person you'd most like to trade places with for a day: Free, co-host of BET's music video show "106 and Park"
Teammates who makes you laugh the most: Kim Ortega and Ebony Shaw
Person who has most influenced your career in athletics:Joel Nelson
Most memorable moment in sports: Upsetting Penn State in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament
Best player you've ever faced: Diana Taurasi (UConn)
Craziest ambition: To not get married and be a successful woman
One thing you wish you were better at: Reading people
Favorite sport besides basketball: Track and field
One possession you'd keep if you lost all but one: My dog
Team you'd most like to see added to the schedule: UConn
Best advice you've ever been given: "Be yourself. Don't live for anyone but you."
Your best friends on other college teams: Ashley Browning of Texas Woman's University and Jordan Davis of Baylor
If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called: "The Hidden Truth"
The actress that would play the part of you in "The Hidden Truth": Angelina Jolie
A place you've always wanted to visit but never had the chance: France
What motivates you? Music, family and my best friend
Your dream job: Being a famous basketball player or actress
Why you chose to attend TCU: For the great education and the teammates I had my freshman year
What you've learned since coming to TCU: True friends stay with you until the end
The best thing about playing basketball for the Lady Frogs: Wearing the purple proudly
Teammate who will be the biggest surprise in 2003-04: Amy Pack


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