The 2008 postseason continues for Jeff Mittie and the Lady Frogs following a win in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Before that victory in round three, there was some disappointment on the home court. The purple seats in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum were virtually barren during the Lady Frogs 85-56 trouncing of Boise State at home, but since that win the women have progressed through the bracket and won on the road before more than 2,300 fans at Texas Tech. That night in Lubbock, college basketball fans were able to see TCU’s Adrianne Ross score 23 points on her brother’s old court.
Admittedly, the WNIT is not the NCAA Tournament. It is not commonly called the Big Dance, but when four Mountain West Conference teams found a postseason berth, TCU was the only team that rose to the occasion and lived beyond the first round of play.
Last year the Horned Frogs were beaten by Ole Miss in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but in 2008 Ross and the rest of the crew have been keeping the season alive with hopes of earning the title of “champions.”
Nothing but admiration and accolades should be given to this team that is working to earn TCU another title and one more bright moment in the history of Horned Frogs athletics. In the past week, fans have been able to see Lorie Butler-Rayford reach the 1,000-point milestone in her career and head coach Jeff Mittie notch career win No. 500.
There are three games separating the Lady Frogs from a WNIT title. The time is now to cheer them on as March comes to a close.
Multimedia editor Marcus Murphree for the editorial board.