TCU Hosts Houston on the Hardwood Sunday

Nov. 30, 2012


TCU (2-2) vs. Houston (3-4)

 Date (Time)  Sunday, Dec. 2 (2 p.m. CT)
 Location  Daniel-Meyer Coliseum | Fort Worth, Texas
 Fox Sports Southwest
 TV Talent
 Chuck LaMendola (Play-By-Play); Janice Dziuk (Color)
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision
 Listen Online  Listen Live
 Radio Talent  Jeff Williams (Play-By-Play); Jeff Lewis (Color)
 Gametracker  Gametracker
 Game Notes  Game Notes
 Twitter Updates  Women's Basketball Twitter
 Series Record  29-13 (Houston Leads)
 Last Meeting  Dec. 1, 2011 (W, 80-35)

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU will open the month of Decemeber Sunday when it hosts Houston at 2:00 p.m.

The duel between the two Texas schools will be shown live on Fox Sports Southwest with Chuck LaMendola (Play-By-Play) and former Horned Frog great Janice Dziuk (Color) calling the action live.

The Frogs and Cougars will battle for the 43rd time in program history Sunday. TCU has been dominate as of late, claiming four-straight, including an 80-35 downing last December. The Purple and White will be going for their fourth-straight victory over Houston at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Opponent
Houston, now winners of three-straight, comes into Sunday with a 3-4 record after defeating UTSA in its last outing, 55-42. In all, the Cougars will be playing their first road game since Nov. 20 and are 0-3 on the road this season.

Porsche Landry has led the way for U of H during the non-conference season. The redshirt senior, who sat out a majority of last season because of an injury, has averaged 16.4 points per game, while dishing out 3.0 assists. Yasmeen Thompson has been just as dominate, scoring 11.3 points per game, while grabbing 11.6 boards.

In its last outing, Houston had three players score in double-figures en route to a 55-42 victory over UTSA. The Cougars held the Lady Roadrunners to only 27.9 percent from the floor, including 23.3 percent in the second half. Both Marissa Ashton and Landry tallied 12 points apiece, respectively, while Thompson collected a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.

The Series
When the Horned Frogs and Cougars take to the court Sunday afternoon it will mark the 43rd meeting between the two Texas programs. Houston leads the all-time series, 29-13, but has dropped five out of the last six meetings, including four-straight. Last season, TCU hounded Houston into going 4-of-25 from the field during the second half en route to an 80-35 victory at Hofheinz Pavilion. The Frogs stifling defense forced Houston into only making a total of 9-of-47 from the floor to shoot 19.1 percent from the field for the entire game.

She's On Fire
Freshman Zahna Medley had a game for the ages Wednesday night, scorching SMU for 27 points. During the game, the freshman hit nine three's on only 12 attempts, which helped rewrite both the TCU and Big 12 record books. Below is a listing of the Illinois native's accomplishments against the Mustangs.

An Inside Look At Medley's Nine Triples:
• Medley tied the program record with nine triples by Amy Sutton Porter against Air Force in 1999.
• Medley tied the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum record of nine three's by Sutton Porter.
• Medley broke Jill Suttons' previous all-time freshman record for three's in a single-game.
• Medley's nine three's ranks tied for the fourth-best mark all-time in Big 12 history:

All-Time Big 12 Conference 3-Point Field Goals Made:
Number Name Team Game
10 Heather Ezell Iowa State vs. Sacramento State (11/18/07)
10 Laurie Koehn K-State vs. Iowa (1/5/03)
10 Stacy Frese Iowa State vs. Drake (12/8/99)
9 Zahna Medley TCU vs. SMU (11/28/2012)

The Iron Is Kind
Zahna Medley's nine three's against SMU fell only four shy of the current NCAA record of 12. She joins fellow freshmen Jessica Pellechio (VCU) and Carlie Needles (Florida) as the only other players in the entire NCAA this season to knock down nine triples in a single-game. Even more impressive is that she did it on only 12 attempts.

2012-13 NCAA Leaders:
Number Attempts Name Team Game
9 18 Jessica Pellechlo VCU vs. UMKC
9 17 Carlie Needles Florida vs. North Florida
9 12 Zahna Medley TCU vs. SMU

A Rebounding Machine
Latricia Lovings grabbed a career-high 13 boards against SMU, marking the third-straight game in which the junior has grabbed double-digit boards, which is the first time she has done so during her time in Fort Worth. Coming into this season, she had only grabbed 10 or more boards once in her career, which came last year versus Air Force (11).

The last player to grab double-digit boards in consecutive games was former frog Starr Crawford, who had two-straight games of 15 and 14 rebounds against BYU and Utah, respectively, two years ago. Crawford was also the last player to have three-consecutive games of double-digit boards, which happened against the likes of Air Force (12), San Diego State (10) and UNLV (18).

Frogs In Sync At The Line
TCU saw its streak of 29-straight free throws come to an end against SMU, a mark that ranks as the most-consecutive made under head coach Jeff Mittie.

Hitting The 80-Point Barrier
TCU scored 80 points against Texas State, which has now happened 69 times in a 10-year span. The Frogs record in those game is an astonishing 64-5. Overall, when the Frogs score 80 or more points in a single-game, TCU is 84-5 (.944) under Jeff Mittie.

Last Time Out
TCU used a record shooting performance from freshman Zahna Medley and some timely free throws down the stretch to claim a 76-70 victory over crosstown rival SMU Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

On a night where Medley was unconscious from deep, the Illinois native time and time again drained triple after triple in the second half to help the Horned Frogs turn a one-point halftime lead into their 16th victory in the all-time series. She simply could not be stopped, hitting 9-of-12 from behind the arc for a game and career-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

Leading the way on the defensive end of the court was junior Latricia Lovings, who grabbed a new career-high 13 boards, while also blocking five shots. She fell one block shy of tying her previous career-high of six, which she set earlier this year against Charlotte. Not to be outdone, Natalie Ventress scored 14 points and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe, while Veja Hamilton, who recorded her first career start Wednesday, tallied eight points, six boards and four assists.

Up Next
TCU will continue its non-conference schedule with a home game against UTSA next Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. CT.



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