It's Undisputed: Frogs Claim WAC Title
TCU wins 66-54 for 12th straight victory at DMC
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 27, 2001)--The TCU Lady Frogs beat the San Jose State Spartans by the final score of 66-54 on Tuesday night to clinch the program's first-ever outright conference championship. With the victory, TCU improved to 21-6 overall and 13-2 in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Frogs led 32-27 at halftime despite a scoreless drought of more than seven minutes in the first half. TCU made just 3-of-14 three-pointers in the first stanza, but tallied five on the evening. TCU now has a school-record 201 treys for the season.
TCU forced 34 Spartan turnovers on the night, a figure that tied for the most against the Frogs this year. However, San Jose connected on 23-of-47 shots (48.9 percent), the second-best percentage against TCU. The Frogs struggled offenslvely all night, hitting just 20-of-58 shots (34.5 percent).
Kati Safaritova led the team with 15 points and was followed by Tricia Payne (13) and Amy Porter (13). Tiffany Evans grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds while Jill Sutton doled out six assists. Porter had five assists and a team-high four steals.
TCU is now 13-3 at home this season and has 12 consecutive wins at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU concludes its 2000-01 regular-season slate with a clash in Fort Worth with crosstown rival SMU on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Frogs then will participate as the number one seed in the WAC Tournament, which will be held March 6-10 in Tulsa, Okla.
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