MWC frontrunner to face Lady Frogs

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    The first-place women’s basketball team in the Mountain West Conference, the University of Utah, takes on No. 2 TCU today in Salt Lake City in a battle of the conference’s top teams.

    The Utes, ranked No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today poll, are still perfect in the conference at 12-0 and are in no danger of losing the top spot Wednesday to the Lady Frogs, who are 10-2 in conference play.

    This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. Utah took the first game in Fort Worth, winning 60-50 on Jan. 26.

    TCU was held to 27.9 percent shooting, its second-worst shooting performance of the season. The Lady Frogs’ poor shooting percentage was thanks in part to a trigger-happy approach, which featured 26 attempted 3-pointers, of which only five were made.

    TCU’s leading scorer, senior guard Adrianne Ross, was held to seven points on 3-16 shooting.

    The Lady Frogs had no answer for Utah’s sophomore forward Kalee Whipple, who exploded for 30 points.

    Beyond its shooting woes, TCU was also handily out-rebounded 41-29.

    Since their loss to Utah, the Lady Frogs have won seven straight games, their longest winning streak of the season.

    Utah has not lost since Dec. 3, winning 18 in-a-row in that span.

    Both Utah and TCU have four games left on the season, and the Utes still have to play No. 25 University of Wyoming on Sunday.


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