Lady Frogs look to extend winning streak

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    The TCU women’s basketball team looks to remain unbeaten in Mountain West Conference play and extend its eight-game win streak against the University of New Mexico. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

    New Mexico’s recent five-game skid does not relax the Frogs as they prepare for Wednesday night.

    “Every conference game is so important and New Mexico has a really good team, so this will be a battle for us,” said senior guard/forward Helena Sverrisdottir. “Our focus is always to get a little bit better everyday and this will be another day that we hope to come in, play as a team and get better.”

    The Lady Frogs (14-6, 6-0 MWC) are fresh off of a 56-46 win against Utah (10-10, 3-3 MWC) at the Ute’s Huntsman Center.

    The game see-sawed back and forth, with eight ties and five lead changes.

    The Frogs shot 32.8 percent from the field and were out-rebounded in their win against the Utes, yet the Horned Frogs capitalized on a 13-shot advantage in free throw attempts to stay in the game.

    TCU sophomore forward Starr Crawford led three Horned Frogs in double figures with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Crawford also led the Frogs in both rebounding and steals, earning eight and five respectively.

    The UNM’s women’s basketball club (6-11, 0-5 MWC) is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 59-51 loss to University of Nevada at Las Vegas (9-11, 2-4 MWC) at UNM’s University Arena (The Pit) last Saturday.

    The Lady Lobos first trailed the Lady Rebels when there was 15:20 left in the first half.

    The Rebels then went on a 15-0 run, and never looked back once they had a comfortable 13-point lead. The Lady Lobos tried to claw back into the game and was able to narrow UNLV’s lead to just two points with 12:28 left in the game.

    UNLV went on another big run and outscored the Lobos 11-4 to extend the scoring margin back to nine points with 4:56 left in the game.

    The last game UNM won was in December against in-state rival New Mexico State.

    Info Box

    Who: TCU versus New Mexico

    When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26

    Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

    Radio: KTCU (88.7 FM)

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