Lady Frogs Fall to No. 15 Texas

TCU's Janice Thomas shoots past Texas' Kenya Larkin, background. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall)

Longhorns halt TCU's six-game winning streak 70-49

FORT WORTH, Texas (December 28, 2000)--The TCU Lady Frogs fell short in their attempt for the school's first-ever win over Texas and first-ever victory over a nationally-ranked opponent when the team lost 70-49 on Thursday night. The game was played at the Downtown Convention Center in front of 5,045 fans as part of the Fort Worth Classic doubleheader.

TCU (7-3) was in the game for much of the night, going stride-for-stride with 15th-ranked Texas (12-2). TCU trailed 46-44 at the 8:32 mark of the second half, but was outscored 24-5 the rest of the way. The 21-point advantage at the final horn was Texas' largest lead of the game.

Freshman forward Tiffany Evans paced the Lady Frogs with 12 points and 13 rebounds. It was her first career double-double and TCU's fifth of the season. She registered career highs in points, rebounds and blocks (3). Forward Kati Safaritova also added 12 points for the Frogs, who with 49 points had their lowest scoring output of the season. The team entered the game averaging 75.3 points per outing.

TCU was less-than-sharp from the three-point line, hitting just 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. The Frogs entered the game as the best long-range shooting team in the WAC and were among the nation's Top 10 in that department. TCU also struggled mightily from the free-throw line, connecting on just 8-of-18 shots (.444).

Texas became the first team to shoot over 40 percent from the field against the Frogs, making 43.9 percent of their attempts. Four Longhorns reached double digits on the evening.

TCU hits the road to take on Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The team then returns home for its final nonconference game of the season. The Frogs host the Brown Bears on Monday, January 1, at 2:00 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

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