TCU Battles Kansas Wednesday Night

Feb. 12, 2013


TCU (7-15; 0-11) vs. Kansas (14-8; 5-6)

 Date (Time)  Wednesday, Feb. 13 (7:00 p.m. CT)
 Location  Daniel-Meyer Coliseum | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV Talent
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Jeff Williams (Play-By-Play); Jeff Lewis (Color)
 Stats  Live Stats
 Game Notes  Game Notes
 Twitter Updates  Women's Basketball Twitter
 Series Record  TCU leads, 1-0
 Last Meeting  Nov. 28, 2009 (W, 74-69)

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU will continue action Wednesday night against Kansas at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. and will mark the first meeting between the two conference foes this season. 

The Horned Frogs bring a 7-15 overall record and 0-11 mark into Wednesday's tilt and will be wearing pink uniforms against the Jayhawks in honor of the WBCA's Pink Zone Day, which is an effort to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

In all, the two teams haven't met since the 2009 campaign. The Horned Frogs downed the Jayhawks in the Bahamas, 74-69.

The Opponent
Kansas comes into Wednesday night with a 14-8 overall record and 5-6 mark in league play after dropping its last two outings to Baylor and West Virginia. Against the Mountaineers, Carolyn Davis and Chelsea Gardner both tallied double-figures, but the Jayhawks fell late in the contest, 72-56.

Individually, Kansas, who is 3-5 on the road this season, has been led by Davis and Angel Goodrich. Davis, who posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards against West Virginia, is averaging 15.2 points per game, while shooting 56 percent from the floor. Goodrich, who was recently named to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top-20 List, is scoring at a clip of 13.2 points a contest. She also dishes out 6.4 assists and is considered one of the top point guards in the entire country.  

The Series
TCU and Kansas will meet for only the second time in program history Wednesday. In the only other meeting, the Horned Frogs took down then No. 18 Kansas in the final game of the Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama Island, 74-69.   

The Last Time We Met
The first-ever meeting between TCU and Kansas proved to be a classic in 2009, as the Horned Frogs erased a six-point deficit in the game's final 2:21 during a 74-69 victory over the 18th-ranked Jayhawks. Former Frog great Emily Carter put the Frogs up for good by drilling a pair of free throws off a technical foul resulting from KU guard Danielle McCray calling a timeout when her team had none left with only 13.8 seconds remaining. TCU had trailed by as many as nine points with just under seven minutes left in the contest. The Frogs went 9-of-11 at the charity stripe in the game's closing minutes. 

Pink Zone Success
TCU will be wearing pink uniforms Wednesday in honor of the WBCA's Pink Zone Day. The Frogs have fared nicely during the past couple of years when wearing pink in their uniform ensemble on Pink Zone Day at home, going 5-0 since the 2007-08 season. TCU is also 1-0 in overtime games, while wearing pink uniforms, defeating New Mexico in extra periods in 2007-08, 59-51.

• 2012: San Diego State, W, 58-39 
• 2011: San Diego State, W, 63-52
• 2010: Wyoming, W, 78-59
• 2009: Wyoming, W, 60-47
• 2008: New Mexico, W, 59-51

We Meet Again
The last time TCU and Kansas met on the hardwood, now senior Delisa Gross scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field. The Waco native, who started the contest, played 17 minutes, while going 1-of-2 from behind the arc. Additionally, Emily Carter and TK LaFleur, who are both now on the TCU coaching staff, played significant minutes in 2009. Carter scored a team-high 16 points on 4-of-8 from the field, while LaFleur totaled 23 minutes of action.

Pink Games Upcoming
TCU will also be a part of Baylor's Pink Zone game on Saturday. In addition, the TCU Student-Athlete Advisory Council is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Cook Children's Hospital for the Oklahoma State and West Virginia games.

Ventress Starting To Heat Up
In the last three games, sophomore Natalie Ventress has started to catch fire in the scoring column, tallying 16, 24 and 23 points against Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, respectively. The Fort Worth native will look to match her freshman season in which she posted seven games of double-figures, including three games of 20 or more during the month of February. Ventress is shooting over 48 percent from the field in the three games this month, which includes a whopping 59 percent from three-point land.

Coming Home
TCU will play three out of their next four at the DMC. Their lone road game during that stretch is at Baylor Saturday afternoon.

The Difference
The Purple and White have gotten to the charity stripe 48 more times in the second half during league play, while limiting its opponent to 25 less shot attempts.

Coming Of Age
After 22 games, Latricia Lovings has blocked more shots then she did during the entire 2011-12 campaign, swatting away 81 shots compared to 68 last season. She has also surpassed her total from a year ago in rebounds. In 30 games a year ago, the junior grabbed a total of 169 rebounds, while this season she has already corralled 213 boards.

From Way Downtown
The Horned Frogs have continued to shoot the three-ball with consistency all year. In all, the Frogs have hit 10 or more three's in a single-game six times this season, including two games in which TCU connected on 12 triples. The Frogs record in those contests is 3-3. The only losses during that stretch came against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Follow The Frogs
Fans not able to attend the Kansas game can follow the game live via Gametracker and FrogVision. To access any of the above, go to the women's basketball schedule page and click on the respective links located on the right-hand side of the page. 

Last Time Out
Sophomore Natalie Ventress scored a game-high 23 points Saturday night, but a strong second half helped Texas Tech erase a one-point TCU halftime lead en route to a 64-46 victory at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Horned Frogs, who led by as many as 11 during the middle stages of the first half, tried time and time again in the second frame of play to come back, pulling within 10 at the 5:17 mark, but each time the Lady Raiders responded with timely buckets and some key rebounds. 

Ventress scored 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, marking the second-straight game in which the Fort Worth native has scored 20 or more points. She was coming off a 24-point outing at Oklahoma State Tuesday night. In all, Ventress has now posted five games of 20 or more points during the month of February in her career. 

Texas Tech was carried on the night by Carsey Morris' 18 points, while Kelsi Baker added 15 points on 5-of-8 from the field. Chynna Brown and Christine Hyde closed out the Lady Raiders' double-digit scorers with 13 and 10 points apiece, respectively.

Up Next
TCU will travel to Waco Saturday for a match-up with No. 1 Baylor.


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