Women's Hoops Set for Showdown With Kansas

Jan. 7, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum | Live Video | TCU Notes | Kansas Notes


FORT WORTH, Texas - Winners of six of the last seven contests, the TCU women's basketball team returns home to play host to Kansas at 7 p.m., on Wednesday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Horned Frogs are coming off of their first-ever Big 12 road victory, topping Texas Tech in Lubbock on Sunday by a score of 65-54 to improve to 10-4 overall this season and even their record in league play at 1-1.

Sophomore guard Zahna Medley posted her second-straight 22-point performance to lead TCU, marking the 11th time the Springfield, Ill., native has reached double figures this season and the sixth time of hitting the 20-point threshold.

Medley, whose 44 total points in Big 12 play ranks second behind Baylor's Odyssey Sims, was instrumental in TCU's 18-0 run to end the first half, posting 10 points with two assists in that span.

Senior center Latricia Lovings tallied a season-best 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards in 27 minutes.

Lovings, who has registered the most blocks (159) in the country since the start of the 2012-13 season, helped TCU extend its lead to 19 points with under five minutes left against the Red Raiders, scoring eight of the Horned Frogs' nine points in a four-minute span.

Kansas enters Wednesday's game with a 7-7 overall record and an 0-2 mark in Big 12 action, having opened league play against West Virginia (13-1) and No. 9 Baylor (12-1).

The Jayhawks, who have advanced to the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years, are currently averaging 68.1 points per contest and shooting 43 percent from the field while the opposition is scoring just under 68 points while shooting 41 percent.

Six-foot-three junior forward Chelsea Gardner paces the Jayhawks with 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game and ranks third in the league in field goal percentage, shooting over 60 percent. Junior guard Asia Boyd is averaging nearly 14 points to go with 5.5 boards per contest while senior guard CeCe Harper is also scoring in double figures with 10.1 points.

TCU and Kansas will meet for just the fifth time in the series history, as the Jayhawks have won each of the last three meetings for a 3-1 advantage.

Kansas overcame a 22-point halftime deficit to the Frogs at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum last season to eke out a one-point victory, and went on to defeat TCU in Lawrence and in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship.

TCU claimed the first-ever meeting between the two schools during the 2009-10 season in Freeport, Bahamas.

Wednesday's contest against Kansas will be streamed live on FrogVision, while fans can also listen to the action on the radio broadcast on KTCU 88.7 with Jeff Williams and Jeff Lewis on the call.

For live updates, fans can also follow @tcuwbasketball on Twitter or by viewing GameTracker.

Fans will have their last opportunity to take part in the Holiday Hoops promotion on Wednesday, where tickets can be purchased for just $5.

For more information, fans can click here or call 817-257-FROG.



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