Lady Frogs Fall 74-65 At Tulane

Feb. 23, 2003

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NEW ORLEANS, La. - The TCU Lady Frogs (13-13, 6-6 C-USA) dropped a hard-fought 74-65 battle to Tulane on Sunday afternoon at Fogelman Arena. The loss puts TCU's record at 13-13 overall and 6-6 in Conference USA play, while Tulane advances to 18-7, 9-3 C-USA. Junior Ebony Shaw led all scorers with 18 points for the afternoon.

The first half started off with a Tulane run as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead right off the bat. TCU returned the favor, however, scoring 10 unanswered to take its first lead of the game at 10-8. A barrage of three pointers by the Green Wave put Tulane back on top 21-13 with 11:12 to play in the first stanza. The Lady Frogs chipped away at the lead, cutting it to three with 10 minutes to go, but Tulane had an answer for each TCU rally. The Green Wave outscored TCU 16-9 over the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 39-29 lead into the locker room.

With sophomore Sandora Irvin sitting on the bench with four fouls at the 18:54 mark, Tulane capitalized on strong inside scoring to start the second half with a 19-2 run. The spurt pushed the Green Wave lead to 27 at 58-31 with 13:31 to play. TCU refused to go quietly, nickel-and-diming away at the advantage with a 21-9 run during a seven-minute stretch from 9:07 to 2:01, making it 67-62 Tulane. That was as close as the Lady Frogs could get though, as the Green Wave sealed the 75-64 win with two pairs of charity shots from Muci Haris.



Thirteen of Shaw's 18 points came in the second half. Junior Tiffany Evans led the Lady Frogs on the boards with nine in the loss. Freshman Andrea Honer made her first collegiate start in the conference game.

Next weekend marks the final two regular season home games of the year for the Lady Frogs. UAB comes to Fort Worth on Friday, Feb. 28 in a 7:00 p.m. tilt. Sunday's game versus South Florida will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is Senior Day. TCU's three seniors are Candace Baldwin, Grace Gantt and Tricia Payne.

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