The last time the Lady Frogs’ basketball team played the University of Wyoming, it was a high-scoring affair.
The Lady Frogs (17-8, 9-3 MWC) eked out a 81-78 win in Laramie Jan. 21, but will look to do better defensively when they face the Cowgirls on Saturday.
“Giving up 78 points is far more than we would like,” associate head coach Brian Ostermann said. “We have to do some things better defensively against them.”
Junior guard TK LaFleur said it is a matter of not letting the Wyoming (13-11, 5-6 MWC) players get their first option on offense.
|What:TCU vs. Wyoming|
|When: 5 p.m. Saturday|
|Where: Daniel-Meyer |
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“Their players are all capable of scoring so we want to contain them and not let them all go off,” LaFleur said. “We have to understand what each player wants to do and try to make them do something different.”
The Lady Frogs are riding a four-game winning streak and play three of their last four games at home. Sophomore forward Rachel Rentschler said the players look forward to home games because they are more comfortable in their gym.
Ostermann said the remaining home games should help the team as it closes out the regular season.
“It seems like we’ve been on the road a long time,” Ostermann said. “Any time you get back home things are more familiar, and we’re looking forward to that.”
Rentschler said the team has a goal to sweep the rest of conference play. Ostermann took that goal a step further.
“We’ve got a basketball team that has aspirations of winning the Mountain West regular season, winning the Mountain West Tournament and making a bid into the NCAA Tournament,” Ostermann said. “All of those goals are still in reach.”
After their game against the Cowgirls, the Lady Frogs will host the University of New Mexico at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.