Lady Frogs basketball head to Salt Lake City for Utes showdown

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    With a one-win lead in the Mountain West, the Lady Frogs head to Salt Lake City to face the University of Utah Utes.

    TCU is currently on a 19-game home-win streak but lost their last road match to the University of New Mexico on Jan. 30.

    Utah owns an 8-6 lead in the all-time series with the Frogs. TCU won their last two showdowns with the Utes including the Jan. 9 game in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, which the Frogs won 62-41.

    The Frogs have only won once while playing in Salt Lake City at the Huntsman Center.

    Utah is 4-4 in conference and 13-8 overall, giving them the No. 6 spot in the MWC. TCU, still on top at No. 1, broke back into national rankings this week with a No. 24 spot in the Associated Press Top 25.

    TCU is 13-0 when shooting 40 percent or better from its field, and its defense has held all but one opponent to under 40 percent from the field. Wyoming recorded a 40.7 percentage from the field in its most recent contest with the Lady Frogs.

    Some key players in Wednesday’s game will be freshman forward Starr Crawford, junior guard Helena Sverrisdottir and junior forward Emily Carter.

    In her first season with the Frogs, Crawford is only 20 boards shy of entering single-season top-10 rebounding records at the university. She has already recorded 199.
    In the Lady Frogs’ last meeting with the Utes, Crawford scored 15 points and pulled down eight boards.

    Sverrisdottir is ranked among the top 15 in the MWC for assists, scoring, steals, rebounds and blocks. She recorded six assists against the Utes in their last meeting.

    Carter scored 14 points Jan. 9 against the Utes. She is currently ranked No. 4 among MWC athletes with an average of 16.1 points per game. She is also ranked at the top of the MWC for three-point shooting and free throw shooting and comes in No. 5 in the league for scoring.

    On the Utes’ side, athletes to look out for are senior forward Kalee Whipple and freshman center Taryn Wicijowski.

    Whipple is ranked among MWC players in scoring at No. 2 and in three-pointers at No. 5.

    As a freshman, Wicijowski has made a significant impact on the Utes and led the team in scoring at their last contest against the Frogs, with 16 points.
    In January the Frogs kept the lead from start to finish.

    Salt Lake City could pose a challenge for the Frogs as they look to advance their season to 8-2 in conference and pull in another conference win on the road.

    TCU vs. Utah

    When: 8 p.m. tonight

    Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

    The game can be followed on CBS College Sports.