TCU Travels to Meet No. 11 Oklahoma State

Jan. 13, 2014

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. CT | Stillwater, Okla.
Gallagher-Iba Arena | TCU Notes | OSU Notes


STILLWATER, Okla. - The TCU women's basketball team will play its third road contest over the last five games when it meets No. 11 Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., on Tuesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The contest will be televised on FOX College Sports.

The Horned Frogs (11-5, 2-2) dropped an 80-46 decision to seventh-ranked Baylor in their last action on Saturday following a dramatic come-from-behind victory in their previous action against Kansas.

Sophomore guard Zahna Medley led the Frogs against Baylor with 10 points, marking the 12th time the Springfield, Ill., native has reached double figures this season and the 31st of her career. Medley has handed out 14 assists over the last two contests and ranks third in the Big 12 with 5.3 assists in league games.

Senior center Latricia Lovings swatted six more shots against the Bears to go with six points and six rebounds and ranks fourth nationally with 3.7 blocks per game. The Fort Worth native, who is averaging 4.5 blocks in Big 12 play, leads the nation since the start of the 2012-13 season with 168 rejections.

Oklahoma State enters Tuesday's meeting after handing ninth-ranked Iowa State its first loss of the season to improve to 14-1 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 play.

The 11th-ranked Cowgirls are not only one of the top defenses in the country, but they also rank at or near the top in several offensive categories in the league.

Defensively, OSU leads the league in scoring defense (53.5 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.204) and steals (10.2 spg) while ranking second in the Big 12 and fourth nationally in field-goal percentage defense (.327).

On the other side of the ball, the Cowgirls are averaging 77.0 points per game and rank second in assists (16.3 apg) and scoring margin (+23.5) and third in field-goal percentage (.447). OSU is also strong on the boards, ranking second with 46.1 rebounds per game.

Senior guard Tiffany Bias paces OSU with 14.1 points per game while leading the league with 7.1 assists per contest. Brittney Martin (13.7 ppg), Liz Donohue (13.3 ppg) and LaShawn Jones (10.0 ppg) are also averaging double figures, while Donohue ranks second in 3-point percentage (.453) and the six-foot-three Jones ranks sixth in field-goal percentage (.573).

TCU and Oklahoma State will face off for just the seventh time since the series began in 1984, as the Cowgirls hold a 4-2 advantage.

The Horned Frogs have won both contests at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, including last season's 64-63 thrilling victory over the 23rd-ranked Cowgirls, while they are 0-4 all-time at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Tuesday's contest against Oklahoma State will be televised on FOX College Sports with Mike Wolfe and Casey Kendrick handling the call. The game will also be broadcast live on the radio on KTCU 88.7 with Jeff Williams providing the play-by-play.

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



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