TCU Travels To Wyoming For Wednesday Night Contest

Briesha Wynn (33)

Briesha Wynn (33)

Jan. 11, 2011

GAME DAY INFORMATION
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Laramie, Wyo. • Arena-Auditorium • Wednesday, Jan. 12 • 8 p.m. CT
Radio: KTCU (88.7 FM), gofrogs.com • Talent: Jeff Williams
Internet (gofrogs.com): Live Stats, Live Radio
Series Record vs. Wyoming: TCU Leads, 8-6
Last Meeting vs. Wyoming: Feb. 13, 2010 (TCU Win, 78-59)

TCU Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western, `89)
Record: 248-121 in 12 years at TCU (399-180 overall)
Assistants: Brian Ostermann (Wis. La Crosse, `88), Tonya Haut (Baylor, `99)
Tricia Davern (TCU, `02)
Wyoming Head Coach: Joe Legerski (Wyoming, `79)
Wyoming Record: 147-84 (8th Year)


Horned Frog Quick Notes
• The Horned Frogs haven't lost a regular-season contest since falling to Georgia on Dec. 22. Overall, TCU is on a four-game winning streak and has won three out of its last four meetings against Wyoming.

•Senior Emily Carter has led TCU in scoring during nine contests this winter. She has scored over 20 points in seven games.

Helena Sverrisdottir needs only one more start to move into No. 3 all-time in school history in career starts with 111. Sverrisdottir is currently tied with former Frog great Adrian Ross with 110 career starts.

Jeff Mittie only needs one more win to capture his 400th career victory.

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's basketball program hits the road Wednesday night to take on Wyoming in a key Mountain West Conference battle. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT from Laramie, Wyo.

The Horned Frogs, who are 10-6 on the season and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play, are coming off a 68-60 victory over UNLV last Saturday afternoon. Against the Rebels, Helena Sverrisdottir was simply dominate during stretches of play, scoring 19 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, including a stretch in which she netted eight-straight points for the Horned Frogs.

TCU, who brings a four-game winning steak into Wednesday night, will next be in action against Colorado State on Saturday, Jan. 15. Start time is set for Noon and will be shown live on The Mtn.

The Last Time Out
Helena Sverrisdottir became TCU's all-time leader in assists last Saturday afternoon as the Horned Frogs upended UNLV, 68-60, at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Sverrisdottir finished the game with 24 points, seven boards, six assists and seven steals to lead the Horned Frogs to their second-straight conference victory. Overall, the All-America candidate, who now has 465 assists for her career, moved past former Frog great Natasha Lacy, who posted 461 assists between 2003-06.

Fellow senior Emily Carter was also solid for TCU with 13 points, while sophomore Starr Crawford chipped in with eight points, including two key buckets down the stretch to seal the victory.

The All-Time Series
The Horned Frogs and Cowgirls will be meeting for the 15th time in program history Wednesday night. Overall, TCU owns an 8-6 advantage in the series and have won three out of the last four meetings, including the final meeting between the two schools in 2010 in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs last won at Arena Auditorium in 2009. On that day, TCU dropped the Cowgirls, 81-78.

In Laramie last season, the Purple and White regrouped from a 16-point first half deficit to tie the game in the closing minutes, but Wyoming sank three crucial 3-pointers late to down the Frogs, 73-67, at the Cowgirls' Arena-Auditorium. Overall, three Frogs scored in double figures, led by guard Emily Carter with 20 points.

Follow The Horned Frogs
TCU's Wednesday contest with Wyoming can be heard live on the radio throughout the Metroplex on 88.7 KTCU-FM with Jeff Williams. A live stats feed is also available via GoFrogs.com. Fans wishing to view gametracker may do so by clicking on the link on the right side of the schedule page.

Scouting Wyoming
The Cowgirls come into Wednesday with an 11-3 overall record and 2-0 mark in conference play. In their last outing, Wyoming downed New Mexico, 63-53, last Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.

Three Cowgirls finished the game in double-figures led by Aubrey Vandiver, who closed the game with 24 points and nine rebounds. She was followed by Hillary Carlson, who scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 4-for-4 from deep. Overall, Wyoming was 24-of-47 from the field and 7-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Carlson has led the Cowgirls so far this season, averaging 18.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds, while Vandiver has chipped in with 17.7 points and 9.9 boards.

Going For Win No. 400
Head Coach Jeff Mittie will be looking for his 400th win of his career Wednesday night. Now in his 19th year of coaching, Mittie brings an overall record of 399-180 into the contest with the Cowgirls, including a 241-121 mark in 12 years at TCU.

Opening Mountain West Conference Play Strong
Since joining the Mountain West Conference, the Horned Frogs have made a habit of opening conference play strong. The Frogs are currently on a four-game winning streak and will look to make it three-straight victories over MWC foes this Wednesday night in Laramie. Overall, TCU has now opened conference play with a 2-0 mark for a third-straight year. The Frogs last won three-straight games to begin MWC play during the 2006-07 season. In 2005-06, the Frogs began league play, winning five-straight.

Horned Frogs Continue To Impress In NCAA
Through 16 games, the Frogs have done quite nicely among the nation's best. TCU ranks No. 56 overall in 3-point field goal percentage (.349). The Horned Frogs also moved into the top 55 in scoring offense, ranking No. 54 overall. Finally, TCU sits No. 43 nationally in free-throw percentage (.734), No. 39 Field Goal Percentage Defense (.356) and No. 24 Turnovers Per Game (15.0).

Individually, Emily Carter paces the Frogs', ranking No. 19 overall in scoring average with a 19.7 average. Fellow senior Helena Sverrisdottir sits No. 54 in points per game, while averaging 17.3 points. Carter sits No. 17 in free throw percentage (89.1) and in the top-80 in 3-point field goal percentage (.394) and attempts per game (2.4). Finally, sophomore Starr Crawford moved into No. 53 in rebounds per game (9.2).

TCU In The Mountain West Conference
16 games into the season, the Horned Frogs lead the conference in scoring offense (71.1). The Frogs also sit No. 2 in free throw percentage (.734), field goal percentage defense (.356), 3-point field goal percentage (.349), turnover margin (+1.75) and defensive rebounds (27.9).

Individually, Emily Carter leads the conference in scoring average (19.7) and free throw percentage (.891). She also ranks in the top 4 in three-point field goals made (2.4). Helena Sverrisdottir currently sits No. 4 in scoring (17.3) in the conference. She also ranks No. 2 in steals (2.3) entering Wednesday night. Finally, sophomore Starr Crawford ranks No. 2 in rebounding (9.2) and No. 1 in offensive rebounds (3.4). She also sits No. 3 in defensive rebounds (5.8) heading into action Wednesday.

Up Next
TCU returns home to take on Colorado State on Saturday. Start time is set for Noon from the DMC.

 

 


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