Preview: at No. 3 Baylor
WACO, Texas -- No. 24 TCU women's basketball will look to reverse its two-game skid when it travels to take on No. 3 Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Saturday at 7 p.m.
TCU (16-7, 7-5) is coming off of a 71-54 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma State on Wednesday and will be playing its third straight ranked team after a loss at No. 8 Texas last Saturday. Baylor (22-1, 12-0) has won 19 straight games and last played on Monday in a 74-65 win over Oklahoma at home.
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Amber Ramirez led the Frogs with 17 points and four assists and made one of TCU's three 3-pointers. TCU was just 3-of-12 from deep and just 3-of-6 from the free throw line.
The Cowgirls closed the game on a 16-4 run after TCU had gotten as close as five points with over seven minutes to play.
2. TCU won that game at No. 3 California on Dec. 7, 2008. That is the only time in program history that the Frogs have beaten a top-10 team on the road. The Frogs have won four road games against ranked team in their history, with one of those wins coming earlier this season at No. 15 West Virginia.
3. At 16-7, TCU has its best record through 23 games since being 18-5 in 2009-10, the last season the Frogs played in the NCAA Championships. TCU's 7-5 Big 12 record is also its best in six seasons in the league.
Baylor ranks second in the NCAA in scoring offense (87.0 ppg) and 11th in scoring defense (55.0). The Lady Bears lead the nation with a +19.0 rebounding margin.
Kalani Brown (20.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg) and Lauren Cox (15.4, 9.6) form on of the nation's top frontcourt duos.
The first 27 meetings in the series came when both teams were Southwest Conference members. The two teams never met in the16 seasons between TCU's SWC and Big 12 memberships.
TCU is 2-16 all-time in Waco with the wins coming in 1990 and 1987.
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