Preview: at #8 Texas



#22 TCU
(16-5, 7-3)
versuscoding
#8 Texas
(17-4, 8-2)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 12 p.m. CT | Austin, Texas | Frank Erwin Center

AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 22 TCU women's basketball puts its seven-game winning streak on the line on Saturday against No. 8 Texas at the Frank Erwin Center at 12 p.m.

TCU (16-5, 7-3) has its longest winning streak since 2010-11 and is coming off of a dominant 75-52 win at Iowa State on Tuesday night. Texas (17-4, 8-2) is one game ahead of TCU in the Big 12 standings after a 55-41 win at Kansas on Wednesday.

Saturday will mark this season's second meeting between the Frogs and Longhorns. TCU won the first meeting, 79-77, over then-No. 7 Texas in Fort Worth on Jan. 10. That was the second game in TCU's current seven-game winning streak.

How to Follow
The game will air on the Longhorn Network with Alex Loeb and Nell Fortner on the call. 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
TCU played one of its most dominant games of the season and cruised to a 75-52 win over Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday night, marking the Frogs seventh consecutive win.

TCU got 25 points from Jordan Moore, the most in a Big 12 game in the junior's career. She made 8-of-14 shots and 9-of-9 free throws and also contributed six boards as the Frogs outrebounded Iowa State by 17, 41-24.

Amber Ramirez added 12 points for the Frogs and was one of three with a team-high three assists. Toree Thompson returned after missing the last two games with injury and scored eight points. TCU has won seven straight conference games for the first time since 2008.


3-Pointers
1. TCU has won three consecutive road games with victories at West Virginia, Kansas State and Iowa State during their current stretch. TCU last won four straight road games in 2007-08 when they won five straight Mountain West road games.

2. TCU has already won two games against ranked teams and will be looking for a third on Saturday. The Frogs have beaten three ranked teams in a season just twice, and they have never done so four times. TCU has also never had a three-game winning streak against ranked teams, something it can accomplish with a win at Texas.

3. TCU leads the Big 12 in 3-point percentage at 37.9 percent and in free throw percentage at 78.2 percent. The Frogs rank second in field goal percentage at 46.5 percent and are the only team to rank in the top two in all three percentages. TCU also ranks in the NCAA's top 20 in all three.


Scouting Texas
Texas sits one game ahead of TCU in the Big 12 standings and has won its last two contests, most recently at Kansas, 55-41, on Wednesday. The Longhorns' only two Big 12 losses have come at TCU and at Baylor. The Longhorns are 10-1 at home this season with the lone loss coming to No. 1 UConn.

The Longhorns rank third in the Big 12 in scoring offense (82.0) and scoring defense (62.5) while ranking second in the nation in rebounding margin (+12.4).

Texas features a balanced attack with Ariel Atkins, Lashann Higgs and Brooke McCarty all averaging between 13.0 and 15.0 points per game. At 5.9 rebounds per game, Atkins leads four Longhorns that average 5.0 or more.


The Series
TCU has never won in Austin in 19 previous tries. Overall, Texas leads the series 39-3 with all three of TCU's wins have come since joining the Big 12. Texas was 28-0 against TCU in the 14 seasons the two spent in the Southwest Conference.

Saturday's game will be the first in series history in which TCU is nationally ranked.


Up Next
The Frogs return home to host No. 23 Oklahoma State on Wednesday. The Cowgirls, currently one game behind TCU in fourth place in the Big 12 standings, host Kansas on Saturday.

 

 

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