TCU Set for Exhibition Contest
Nov. 3, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's basketball team returns to the court on Saturday as the Horned Frogs host an exhibition game against Texas A&M-Commerce at 2 p.m. at Schollmaier Arena.
The Frogs are entering their third season under head coach Raegan Pebley looking to improve on back-to-back 18-win seasons. In each of those seasons, the Frogs earned the Big 12's automatic berth into the WNIT, advancing to the third round last season.
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2) The Frogs return three starters from last season's team that advanced to the WNIT Third Round. TCU also returns four of its top six scorers from last season's team that was second in the Big 12 in scoring offense.
3) TCU was picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll this season. The Frogs posted an 8-10 Big 12 record last season and finish in a tie for sixth place in a league that sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament.
4) The Frogs incoming class of five freshmen comes in as the nation's eighth-ranked recruiting class, the highest rated class in TCU history. Amber Ramirez is the first McDonald's All-American in TCU history.
5) After Saturday's exhibition game, the Frogs will play their first four regular-season games at Schollmaier Arena, starting with next Friday's season-opener against Incarnate Word.
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The Houston native also shot over 43 percent from long range to rank second in the Big 12 and 10th in the NCAA. The 43.1 percent mark from downtown ranked as the second best single-season percentage in TCU history.
TCU led the Big 12 in 3-point shooting last season, making a league-high 7.3 treys per game at a 39.1 percent clip, a mark that ranked sixth in the NCAA.
Ramirez is the highest rated of the freshmen, ranking as high as the No. 11 player in the nation last season. Ramirez won two medals with USA Basketball this summer while competing with the U18 National Team (gold) and the U18 3x3 National Team (silver).
Ramirez, Mikayla Christian, Danielle Rainey and Kianna Ray all ranked among the top 25 guards in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz last season. Australian forward Ella Hellessey rounds out the freshmen class.
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