Frogs to close out season in Lawrence


    The Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament is quickly approaching and head coach Jeff Mittie's ball club will look to enter postseason play with as much momentum as possible.

    TCU (9-19 overall, 2-15 Big 12), fresh off of their upset of No. 23 Iowa State over the weekend, closes out the regular season Tuesday night on the road against a Kansas (16-12 overall, 7-10 Big 12) team that has lost four straight games.

    The teams met for second time ever on Feb. 13 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Frogs looked like they were on their way to what would have been the program's first conference victory, but Kansas scored the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds remaining and escaped with a 76-75 win.

    Freshman Zahna Medley had a career day in the first match-up as she netted a personal best 35 points, 21 coming from behind the 3-point line. The guard's 35 points is the fifth-highest point total in program history for a single-game.

    Kansas's biggest advantage in the first matchup was its rebounding. The Jayhawks grabbed 58 rebounds to 34 for the Frogs. Forwards Chelsea Gardner and Carolyn Davis combined for 26 points and 31 rebounds.

    Tuesday evening will be the inaugural trip for TCU to Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    The Big 12 tournament begins Friday, and the Frogs and Jayhawks will face off in the first round. Despite the result Tuesday night, TCU will finish as the No. 10 seed and Kansas will be the No. 7 seed.