Preview: at Iowa State



#22 TCU
(15-5, 6-3)
versuscoding
Iowa State
(9-12, 3-7)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum

AMES, Iowa -- No. 22 TCU women's basketball puts its six-game winning streak on the line on Tuesday when it travels to face Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum at 6:30 p.m.

TCU (15-5, 6-3) sits in third place in the Big 12 standings halfway through its league schedule. The Frogs have won six straight games for the first time since 2010-11, including a 62-58 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Iowa State (9-12, 3-7) split two road games against ranked teams last week.

How to Follow
The game can only be seen online with a subscription to Cyclones.TV. The game can also be heard on KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth, as well as online via FrogVision, with Jeff Williams doing play-by-play. Live stats are also available on GoFrogs.com, and live updates will be provided on Twitter by following @TCUWBasketball.


Last Time Out
Then 24th-ranked TCU edged out another close win and ran its winning streak to six games with a 62-58 win over Oklahoma at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday afternoon.

TCU shot a season-low 33 percent from the field, but played some of its best defense of the season and held Oklahoma to 35 percent. The Frogs snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Sooners and earned their first six-game win streak since 2010-11.

The Frogs led most of the game, but found themselves down by five points in the fourth quarter. Amber Ramirez scored all nine of her points in the final two minutes of the game, the only Frog to score during that time, and turned a tie game into a TCU win.

Lauren Heard led the Frogs with 12 points, including the 3-pointer that tied the score with 2:48 to go. Kianna Ray added 11 points and a team-high four assists for the Frogs.


3-Pointers
1. TCU's 15-5 record is its best through 20 games since also posting a 15-5 mark in 2009-10. That 2009-10 team was the last TCU squad to play in the NCAA Championships.

2. The Frogs have won their last two road games (West Virginia, Kansas State). TCU last won three straight road games in 2010-11 when it beat San Diego State, Wyoming and Utah in Mountain West play.

3. TCU's bench has outscored the opponent's bench in 19 of 20 games this season, including a 36-0 edge against Oklahoma on Saturday. The Frogs are averaging nearly 35 bench points per game.


Scouting Iowa State
The Cyclones played two road games last week, winning at No. 19 Oklahoma State on Wednesday before losing at No. 6 Texas on Saturday. The Cyclones have lost their last four home games.

Bridget Carleton is the Big 12's fourth leading scorer at 19.0 points per game and is the only Cyclone averaging in double figures. She scored 39 points in the win at Oklahoma State and is also Iowa State's leader in rebounds and assists.

At 8.2 per game, Iowa State is the only Big 12 team that makes more 3-pointers than TCU (7.5). However, the Cyclones shoot just 32.4 percent from deep while TCU shoots 37.4 percent.


The Series
The series between TCU and Iowa State is tied at 6-6, although TCU holds a 6-4 advantage since joining the Big 12 in 2012-13. TCU is 2-4 all-time in Ames.

The teams split last season's series with each home team winning, and with each game being decided by five points or less. The Frogs had travel problems getting to Ames last season and arrived in town at 2 p.m. for a 5 p.m. game that was originally to be played at Noon.


Up Next
TCU travels to Austin to take on No. 8 Texas at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Erwin Center. The Frogs knocked off then-No. 7 Texas at home back on Jan. 10, the second of TCU's current six-game winning streak.

 

 

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