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November 14, 2017 | 7 p.m. CT | Dallas, Texas | Moody Coliseum

FORT WORTH, Texas -- After a season-opening win at home, the TCU women's basketball team makes a short road trip for its second game when the Horned Frogs travel to play SMU at Moody Coliseum on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

TCU (1-0) and SMU (1-0) are both coming off of season-opening home wins. The Frogs opened their season on Saturday with a 72-58 win over Oral Roberts. SMU opened on Friday with a 68-61 win over Nicholls.

How to Follow
Tuesday's game can be seen online through SMUMustangs.com. The game can be heard on KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth, as well as online via FrogVision. Live stats are also available on SMUMustangs.com, and live updates will be provided on Twitter by following @TCUWBasketball.


Last Time Out
TCU opened its season with a 72-58 win over Oral Roberts last Saturday at Schollmaier Arena. Jordan Moore set career-highs with 21 points and seven blocks while also adding eight rebounds. Amber Ramirez added 18 points and tied a career-high with seven assists.

The Frogs trailed by one after the first quarter, 15-14, but exploded for 30 points in the second quarter thanks to hitting 10-of-13 shots in the period. That included a stretch where the Frogs made nine straight shots. TCU led by 14 points at halftime and ORU never cut the deficit under eight points in the second half.


3-Pointers
1. Moore's seven blocks moved her career total to 106, making her just the fourth player in TCU history to ever record 100 career blocks. The seven blocks were the most by a Horned Frogs since Latricia Lovings had seven against West Virginia in the 2014 Big 12 Championships quarterfinal.

2. TCU's roster features eight underclassmen (one freshman, seven sophomores), tying for the most in the Big 12. The Horned Frogs two seniors (Sydney Coleman, Toree Thompson) is also tied for the fewest in the conference.

3. TCU is currently facing likely the toughest nonconference schedule under fourth-year head coach Raegan Pebley. The Frogs opened with Oral Roberts, who won at Oklahoma and Arkansas last season. TCU now travels to SMU who played in the WNIT Third Round last season. On Saturday, the Frogs will take on Texas State who opened its season with a 17-point win at Texas Tech last weekend.


Scouting SMU
The Mustangs opened their season with a 68-61 win over Nicholls at home last Friday. McKenzie Adams led SMU with 38 points, the third most in program history, including a 16-of-18 mark at the free throw line.

SMU, a very experienced team, started four seniors against Nichols and has six on its roster. The Mustangs posted a 19-15 record last season and advanced to the WNIT Third Round in head coach Travis Mays' first season.


The Series
In its 41 years of women's basketball, TCU has played no team more than SMU with Tuesday's game marking the 60th meeting in series history. SMU leads the all-time series, 40-19, but since 2001 (last time TCU and SMU were in same conference) TCU holds an 11-4 advantage.

The Frogs have won three straight, all under Pebley, and have won four of five since joining the Big 12. Last season in Fort Worth, TCU made 15 3-pointers, tying for the most in regulation in program history, and won 76-67.


Up Next
The Frogs return home to host Texas State at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Bobcats opened their season on Sunday with an 87-70 win at Texas Tech behind 44 points from Taeler Deer.


 

 

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