The AP No. 23 women's basketball team will travel to match up with UNLV on Saturday.
The UNLV Lady Rebels are 0-3 against conference opponents at home this season and 1-1 in road contests.
Since last week's decisive win over San Diego State University, the Lady Frogs have climbed to the top of the Mountain West Conference standings and have broken into the ESPN/USA Today poll at No. 24.
No. 22 TCU rebounded from their loss in Wyoming by beating the San Diego State Aztecs 80-63 at home Saturday.The Aztecs were chosen as the preseason favorite to win the MWC.
The Lady Frogs had a high-energy start in the first five minutes, hitting three shots from the 3-point range. The team never trailed during the game, and even held a 24-point edge late in the second half. Regardless, Head Coach Jeff Mittie didn't downplay the talent of the SDSU team.
"It was a grind even though the margin was there," Mittie said.
After a convincing win against conference rival Utah, No. 22 TCU, now 12-3 for the season, is looking to defeat a 10-4 Wyoming in Laramie tonight. The Lady Frogs hope to extend their seven-game win streak, which marks the fourth longest in program history, with a victory over the Cowgirls.
"The biggest challenge is that they're a good basketball team," said associate head coach Brian Ostermann. "Any time you're playing a good team on their floor, you have to overcome the challenges."