March 3, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The TCU women's basketball team will wrap up the regular season on Monday against Kansas State at 7 p.m., at Bramlage Coliseum. The contest will be televised live on FOX Sports Midwest.
The Horned Frogs played their final contest in the current Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday, posting a 76-66 victory over Oklahoma on Senior Night.
TCU led the Sooners 22-19 at the break, marking the lowest fewest points at the half by OU this season, before the teams combined for 101 points in the final 20 minutes.
TCU went on a defining 14-3 run midway through the second half to take its largest lead of 17 points (48-31) at the 10:23 mark.
Sophomore guard Zahna Medley led three Horned Frogs in double figures with 22 points, while also handing out seven assists. Medley reached double figures for the 24th time this season and hit the 20-point threshold for the 11th time. Medley has also connected on multiple 3-pointers in nine of the last 10 games.
Junior guard Natalie Ventress tallied 20 points, her second 20-point outing of the season, while matching a season high with four 3-pointers on six attempts. Ventress has scored at least eight points in 20 of the last 21 games.
Sophomore guard Veja Hamilton erupted for 16 points off a 7-of-10 effort against the Sooners, while also swiping a career-best six steals. Hamilton tallied the most points since Dec. 18.
Senior center Latricia Lovings registered six points, seven rebounds, four blocks and four steals in her home finale. Lovings ranks third nationally in blocks per game (3.9) and has a school-record streak of 68 games with a block. Lovings has also grabbed eight steals in the last two contests.
Junior forward Chelsea Prince continues to lead the Big 12 in steals in league games (2.6 spg) and has scored in double figures in five of the last seven games.
Kansas State enters Monday's regular-season finale with an 11-17 mark overall and a 5-12 record in Big 12 play.
The Wildcats are averaging 62.0 points per game and shooting 38 percent from the field while the opposition is scoring nearly 68 points per contest and shooting 41 percent.
K-State scores a majority of its points from beyond the arc, ranking second in the league with 6.5 treys per game while seven players have connected on at least 14 3-pointers this season.
The Wildcats are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per contest, dropping the battle on the glass by a minus-2.0 margin.
K-State averages 17.4 turnovers per contest, the second-most in the league, while swiping 7.2 steals per game, which places sixth in the Big 12.
Freshman guard Leticia Romero paces the Wildcats with 14.5 points per contest, ranking eighth in the Big 12, while also placing sixth in 3-point percentage (.404), seventh in assists (4.7 apg) and 14th in free-throw percentage (.762), where she's gone to the line 122 times.
Junior guard Ashia Woods is also averaging double figures this season with 10.2 points per contest and ranks fifth in the league in steals (2.0 spg) and eighth in field-goal percentage (.492).
TCU VS. K-STATE - THE SERIES
TCU and Kansas State will meet for just the fifth time overall and the second time this season, as both squads have claimed two wins in the series that dates back to 1999.
The Horned Frogs will play just their second contest at Bramlage Coliseum, falling in the final seconds last season by a score of 59-58.
TCU cruised to a 64-44 victory over K-State on Feb. 19 in Fort Worth, where head coach Jeff Mittie earned his 300th victory at TCU and junior guard Natalie Ventress scored her 1,000th career point. Ventress finished with 15 points, while Zahna Medley (16) and Chelsea Prince (11) also scored in double figures.
Fans can listen to Monday's contest at Kansas State on the radio broadcast on KTCU 88.7 and FrogVision with Jeff Lewis on the call. The contest will also be televised on FOX Sports Midwest with Brian Smoller and Missy Heidrick calling the action.
For live updates, fans can follow @tcuwbasketball on Twitter or by viewing GameTracker, here.