Preview: #21 Texas A&M (Maggie Dixon Classic)
#21 Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The TCU women's basketball team puts a three-game winning streak on the line when the Frogs travel to No. 21 Texas A&M for the Maggie Dixon Classic on Wednesday at Reed Arena at 11 a.m.
TCU (6-1) is off to its best start since 2008-09 and coming off of a 21-point win over Alabama in the Big 12/SEC Challenge last week. Texas A&M (6-2) also played in the Big 12/SEC Challenge last week, falling to No. 11 West Virginia at home on Sunday.
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Maggie Dixon Classic
The Classic began in 2006 when the inaugural event was played at Christl Arena on Army West Point's campus. Jamie's Pittsburgh men's team played in that first Classic, as did Maggie's Army women's team. The event has since been played exclusively between women's teams.
After the inaugural event at Christl Arena, the Maggie Dixon Classic was played at Madison Square Garden for nine straight seasons, through 2015. Last season, it was played at St. John's Carnesecca Arena. The Red Storm hosted DePaul, where Maggie was an assistant coach before becoming Army West Point's head coach.
Last Time Out
TCU scored a season-best 33 points in the third quarter while holding Alabama to just nine as the Frogs turned a halftime deficit into a 22-point lead entering the fourth quarter. The Frogs biggest problem in the first half was 13 turnovers, but they had none in the third quarter and just three in the fourth quarter.
Jordan Moore led TCU with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting while also adding eight rebounds. Kianna Ray tied a career-high with 16 points and Dakota Vann added a season-best 14 points, including 4-of-4 from long range.
2. After recording 22 assists against Alabama last week, TCU remains the only team in the Big 12 to post more assists than turnovers in every game this season. TCU's 1.44 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks second in the Big 12 and 12th in the NCAA.
3. TCU enters Wednesday leading the Big 12 in free throw percentage at 79.2 percent as a team, the sixth best mark in the NCAA. The three Frogs with the most attempts this season are all shooting over 90 percent in Amy Okonkwo (20-of-22), Amber Ramirez (15-of-16) and Toree Thompson (15-of-16).
Scouting Texas A&M
Texas A&M is led by freshman guard Chennedy Carter who scored 20 points against the Mountaineers and is averaging team-bests 19.0 points and 5.1 assists per game. Four Aggies average double-figure scoring, and all five members of the Aggie starting lineup logged at least 34 minutes on Sunday night.
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