Horned Frogs Ready For Lady Rebels Wednesday Night
Feb. 8, 2011
Las Vegas, Nev. Cox Pavilion Wednesday, Feb. 9 9:00 p.m. CT
TCU Head Coach: Jeff Mittie (Missouri Western, `89)
Horned Frog Quick Notes
The Horned Frogs haven't lost to UNLV during regular-season play since 2006.
Senior Emily Carter has led TCU in scoring during 10 contests this winter. She has scored over 20 points in eight games and currently sits No. 46 in the NCAA in scoring.
If she starts against UNLV, Helena Sverrisdottir will move into a tie for No. 1 all-time in career starts with 118. Former Frog great Sandora Irvin is the current leader in career starts with 118 between 2001-05.
The Horned Frogs are 163-33 (.832) during the Jeff Mittie era when out-rebounding their opposition.
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's basketball team will travel to Las Vegas Wednesday for a contest against UNLV. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. CT.
The Horned Frogs are coming off a 63-52 upending of San Diego State this past Saturday. In the contest, DeLisa Gross scored a career-high of 20 points to move the Frogs to 15-8 overall and 7-2 in league play.
In its previous match-up against the Rebels, Helena Sverrisdottir became TCU's all-time leader in assists as the Horned Frogs upended UNLV, 68-60, at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The senior from Iceland 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 Frogs
The Purple and White will next be in action versus Wyoming on Feb. 12. Tip-off is set for Noon from the DMC.
The Last Time Out
Gross caught fire in the second half, going 5-of-5 from the floor, including a put-back tip, which seemingly put the game out of reach. Overall, Gross went 7-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-2 from deep, to record a new career-high of 20 points Saturday. By making all seven of her attempts, Gross tied Ashley Davis, who went 7-of-7 in 2007, for the best single-game field goal percentage in school history.
Freshman Briesha Wynn was just as dominate, scoring a new career-high of 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Wynn totaled 10 of her 13 points in the first half and was one of the Horned Frogs main defensive stoppers during the first half with three steals.
Game No. 1 Versus UNLV
During the second half alone, Helena Sverrisdottir, who also posted a career-high in steals with seven, went 7-of-7 from the floor. She finished the game with 24 points, seven boards, six assists and seven steals.
Overall, the All-America candidate moved past former Frog great Natasha Lacy in to No. 1 all-time in career assists. Lacy posted 461 assists between 2003-06.
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The UNLV Series
Markiell Styles led the UNLV attack against the Cougars with 13 points and 13 boards. Erica Helms was also productive with nine points, while Kelli Thompson chipped in with seven points and four boards.
Thompson has led the Rebels on the offensive end of the floor this season with 13.4 points per game and 3.4 boards a contest. Lenita Sanford has also had a productive year, averaging 8.0 points per game and 7.6 rebounds a contest.
Gross Helps Frogs Find Victory
Gross has now scored in double figures eight times this winter. During those contests, TCU is 6-2 overall with its only losses coming at the hands of Fresno State and Texas A&M. During her two years on campus, the Horned Frogs are an impressive 11-2 when Gross scores in double figures.
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Horned Frogs Sizzle With Starr
Crawford has led TCU in scoring five times since returning.
Even more impressive is the fact that during the Horned Frogs last seven outings, TCU has shut down the opposition from deep. The Frogs forced the six teams to go a combined 29-of-128 (.227) from behind the arc.
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Hitting The Glass With Authority
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Overall, when the Frogs score 80+ points in regulation, TCU is 75-1 under Mittie. The Frogs are also 161-9 when the opponent scores 60 or less, which has now happened 15 times this season.
Horned Frogs Continue To Impress In NCAA
Overall, the Frogs rank in the top 100 nationally in 12 different categories.
Individually, Emily Carter paces the Frogs', ranking No. 46 overall in scoring average with a 17.6 average. Fellow senior Helena Sverrisdottir is No. 125 in the nation in steals (2.2). Carter also sits No. 8 in free throw percentage (.900) and in the top-120 in 3-point field goal attempts per game (2.2) and percentage (.342). Finally, sophomore Starr Crawford moved into No. 54 in rebounds per game (9.1).
TCU In The Mountain West Conference
Individually, Emily Carter sits No. 3 in the conference in scoring average (17.6), while also ranking No. 1 in free throw percentage (.900). Helena Sverrisdottir currently sits No. 5 in scoring (15.2) in the conference. She also ranks No. 2 in steals (2.2) entering Wednesday. Finally, sophomore Starr Crawford ranks No. 2 in rebounding (9.1) and No. 1 in offensive rebounds (3.5). She also sits No. 2 in defensive rebounds (5.7) heading into action Wednesday.