TCU Travels to Kansas State Saturday

Jan. 3, 2013

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TCU (7-5; 0-1) vs. Kansas State (9-4; 0-1)

 Date (Time)  Saturday, Jan. 5 (6 p.m. CT)
 Location  Bramlage Coliseum | Manhattan, Kan.
 TV
 K-StateHD.TV
 TV Talent
 Brian Smoller (PBP); Kristin Waller (Color)
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Jeff Lewis (PBP)
 Stats  Gametracker
 Game Notes  Game Notes
 Twitter Updates  Women's Basketball Twitter
 Series Record  TCU leads, 1-0
 Last Meeting  Dec. 11, 1999 (W, 71-62)


FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU will open Big 12 play on the road Saturday with an away contest against Kansas State at 6:00 p.m. The Horned Frogs will look to move to 8-5 on the year and 1-1 in league play after falling to Baylor in their last outing.

Saturday's tilt will be shown live on K-StateHD.TV with Brian Smoller (Play-By-Play) and Kristin Waller (Color) calling the action live. 

TCU and K-State will play for only the second time in program history Saturday. The Horned Frogs and Wildcats last met in 1999 at the Women's Sports Foundation Basketball Classic in Springfield, Mo. TCU won the contest, 71-62. 

The Opponent
Kansas State comes into Saturday's outing with a 9-4 overall record and an 0-1 mark in conference play after falling to Kansas in its last outing, 72-63. Against the Jayhawks, K-State was paced by Haley Texada who posted a career-high 21 points, while Brittany Chambers added 15 points and five boards.

On the season, Chambers has led the way for the Wildcats, scoring in double-figures in 12 of K-State's 13 games this season, while averaging 19.3 points per contest and almost eight boards from her guard position. Texada has also been solid, scoring in double-figures with an average of 11.8 points per game.  

The Series
TCU and Kansas State will meet for only the second time in program history Saturday. The Horned Frogs currently lead the all-time series, 1-0. In the last meeting between the two conference foes, TCU garnered a 71-62 decision over the Wildcats in Springfield, Mo. 

Pack The House
In its last home game against Baylor, TCU drew a new school-record 7,394 spectators. The 7,394 in attendance marked the largest crowd in DMC history for either a men's or women's game. The 7,394 broke the previous women's school record of 7,262, which was set against Tennessee in 2000. It also marked only the second time in program history the Frogs have had over 7,000 in attendance. The largest men's attendance is 7,267 in 2003 against now conference foe Kansas.

Getting To The Break
In 12 games, TCU has shown that if it can get to the halftime break with a lead then ultimately the Horned Frogs will come away with a victory, going 6-0 this season when leading at intermission. The only game the Frogs have won when trailing at the break was their 61-55 victory over UCF earlier this season. The Frogs trailed 29-23 at halftime. The Horned Frogs are an astonishing 16-2 the last two years when leading at intermission.

On The Road Again
TCU will be playing only its third road game of the season Saturday, having traveled to Texas State and Texas A&M during non-conference action. The Frogs will also leave the state of Texas for the first time this season. Since the 2009-10 season, TCU is 17-17 away from home overall and 13-10 in conference games.

Chucking It From The Cheap Seats
TCU has seemed to make a home from behind the arc during play this season, hitting 92 three pointers. Below is a closer look at the Horned Frogs' three-point barrage:

Team Notes
• 40.1 percent of the shots taken have come from three.   
• 36 percent of TCU's baskets made have been by three.
• 21.3 point per game have come from behind the arc.  
• TCU attempted 32 three's against Baylor, which ranks as the fifth most in school history. 

Individual Notes
• 67.3 percent of Zahna Medley's makes this season have come from three-point land. 
• Medley tied Emily Carter's program record, which she set against Oral Roberts in 2011, with 16 three-point attempts against Baylor. 
• 62.2 percent of Kamy Cole's buckets have come from behind the arc.

Holding Teams Down
The Frogs held UTPA and Texas A&M-CC to only 37 and 38 points, respectively. In 10 years, the Purple and White have held 18 opponents to less than 40 points in a single-game. TCU is a perfect 18-0 when accomplishing that feat during that stretch. During the last two years alone, the Frogs have not allowed six different opponents to eclipse the 40-point barrier.

Follow The Frogs
Fans not able to attend the K-State game can follow the game live via Gametracker and FrogVision. To access any of the above, go to the women's basketball schedule page and click on the respective links located on the right-hand side of the page. 

Keeping Opponents Under 60
The Frogs held Central Florida, Houston, UTPA and Corpus Christi under 60 points, marking the 36th time in the last three years TCU has held an opponent under 60. The Frogs are a remarkable 32-4 the last three years when an opponent has scored less than 60 points. The last time TCU lost when holding an opponent under 60 was last February in a 55-54 setback at UNLV.

Last Time Out
A young TCU squad played in front of a school-record 7,394 spectators Wednesday night, but couldn't overcome a rough shooting night, falling to No. 2 Baylor at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, 74-35.

The 7,394 in attendance marks the largest crowd in DMC history for either a men's or women's game. The 7,394 broke the previous school record of 7,262, which was set against Tennessee in 2000. 

The Horned Frogs, who moved to 7-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play, showed some life in the second half, doubling their point total from the opening frame and forcing Baylor into nine turnovers. The young Frogs played till the very end Wednesday despite shooting a season-low 21 percent from the floor. 

TCU appeared to be on their way to sticking with the defending national champions during the first 5-minutes of the contest, jumping out to a 7-5 lead, but the Bears showed why they have only lost once in a two-year span, storming to a 40-11 halftime lead, while limiting the Frogs on the offensive end.

Up Next
TCU will return home to face Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. CT from the DMC. 

 


 

 


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