Preview: at SMU
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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