Five TCU players hit double figures as Lady Frogs coast to 83-71 win over SMU
Dec. 1, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - Senior Ashley Davis led a five-player contingent in double figures with 22 points as TCU (3-3) rolled to its third straight victory with an 83-71 win over SMU (4-2) at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Friday evening.
The victory marked the fifth consecutive game the Lady Frogs have defeated their cross-town rival.
"I feel like this team is balanced," TCU head coach Jeff Mittie said. "I think when you run our motion offense the right way, we are going to make other teams work. We were sluggish in the first half...but we turned things around I thought we fought hard. I though we played better team defense in the latter part of the game."
The Mustangs went to the break with a slight 43-38 edge, but TCU responded by using a 12-2 run over the first eight minutes of the second half to take a small 52-47 lead. The Purple and White extended its lead to as much as 12 points and never less seven points for the final 10 minutes of the game.
The Lady Frogs pressuring defense forced SMU to commit 23 turnovers on the night that led to 28 TCU points. The Frogs outscored the Mustangs 44-22 in the paint.
Davis, a native of San Antonio, Texas, buried 7-of-10 shots from the floor, including 2-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc en route to her career-high-tying scoring honors.
Junior Adrianne Ross and Nunn, a freshman, scored 12 points each, while Butler-Rayford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.
Junior Moneka Knight had a standout performance with 10 points, thanks to a perfect 5-for-5 shooting effort from the floor. In addition, she chipped in five assists and three steals and committed just one turnover.
TCU sunk 45.7 percent of its field goals in the game compared to a 40.4 percent clip from SMU. The Lady Frogs also held a decisive 14-5 steal advantage.
The Mustangs had five players in double figures; Alice Severin paced SMU with 16 points.
The Lady Frogs will host Pepperdine on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Waves enter the game riding a four-game win streak.
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