TCU Hosts Grambling State on Monday

Nov. 17, 2013

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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's basketball team returns to the court on Monday for its third contest over the last six days when it plays host to Grambling State at 7 p.m., at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in the season's first televised contest on FOX College Sports.

The Horned Frogs returned to the win column on Saturday night with a 63-50 victory over Texas State to improve to 2-1 overall this season.

Sophomore guard Zahna Medley led four Horned Frogs in double figures with a game-high 21 points off a 4-of-9 effort from 3-point range and 9-of-10 performance from the free-throw line. The Springfield, Ill., native has scored in double figures in all three contests this season and is currently shooting a blazing 56 percent (10-of-18) from distance.

Senior center Latricia Lovings (11 points, nine rebounds) and junior guard Natalie Ventress (10 points, nine rebounds) narrowly missed double-doubles against the Bobcats, while sophomore guard Veja Hamilton also reached double figures for the first time this season with 10 points, highlighted by a 6-of-6 effort from the charity stripe.

TCU's defense highlighted Saturday's action, limiting Texas State to a 26-percent shooting effort, including a 23-percent clip in the second half as the Bobcats mustered just 23 points in the final 20 minutes.

The Horned Frogs have held each of its first three opponents to under 34-percent shooting from the field, including just 27-percent (25-of-93) in the second half, while opponents are averaging only 24.7 points after the half.

The Frogs have also won the rebounding battle in their first three contests this season, averaging 47.3 boards per game, and grabbed 52 rebounds against Texas State, marking the most since also pulling down 52 against the Bobcats on Nov. 25, 2012.

Lovings has led TCU on the glass with 8.7 rebounds per game, while sophomore forward Caitlin Diaz has emerged to lead the Frogs in rebounding in two of the three games, including a career-best 11 on Saturday.

FOLLOW LIVE
Monday's contest against Grambling State will be televised on FOX College Sports with Chuck LaMendola and Janice Dziuk calling all of the action.

Fans can also listen to the radio broadcast live on KTCU 88.7 and Frog Vision with Jeff Williams and Jeff Lewis on the call.

For live updates, fans can also follow @tcuwbasketball on Twitter or by viewing GameTracker.

THE OPPONENT
Grambling State enters Monday's contest with a 1-2 record, dropping the season's first two games against Baylor and SMU before claiming its first win over New Orleans by a score of 76-52 on Thursday.

Grambling State has allowed 83.0 points per contest through the first three games but has been tough on the boards, averaging 47.7 rebounds for a plus-0.3 margin.

The Lady Tigers feature four of five starters that are averaging at least 9.3 points per game, while all four also average 5.0 or more rebounds per contest. Graduate guard Joanna Miller leads Grambling with 15. 3 points to go with 7.3 rebounds per game, while 6-foot-1 graduate forward Victoya Ricks is currently averaging a double-double with 12.0 points and 10.0 boards per contest.

THE SERIES
TCU and Grambling State will meet for the seventh time in the series that dates back to 1995, as the Horned Frogs hold a 4-2 advantage.

The two teams will face off for the first time since 2007 when TCU claimed an 83-51 victory. TCU has won four straight in the series and is 4-1 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Horned Frogs will go up against a team from Louisiana for the second time in the last four games (ULM) after last meeting a Louisiana squad in 2009 against ULM.

TICKET INFORMATION
Fans can purchase season tickets for just $100, while single-game tickets are also on sale for as low as $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Single-game tickets for Big 12 contests will go on sale on Dec. 1.

Fans can also take part in the Holiday Hoops promotion with $5 general admission tickets for contests during Dec. 15-Jan. 8.

For more information, click here or call 877-TCU-FROG.

 

 


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