The Lady Frogs (15-9) head to Provo, Utah, Saturday for their second game of the season against No. 18 BYU (20-3). TCU lost the teams’ earlier matchup 67-64 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Jan. 25.The Frogs will have to do a better job this time of containing BYU forward Ambrosia Anderson, who sunk TCU with 24 points. Anderson took full advantage of a Horned Frog squad that has struggled all season to defend against the three; although it has improved since then, TCU’s perimeter defense is still allowing opponents to average 37 percent shooting from long range.
Anderson’s size and strength enabled her to quickly come off the outside screens set by the Cougar post players; the smaller TCU defenders were unable to adjust to those picks and were often left watching as Anderson dropped in one dagger after another.
The Lady Frogs have improved their game since January; however, and have gone 5-2 since the loss. TCU is coming off a pair of lopsided victories and has beaten its past two opponents by a combined score of 163-106. Sophomore guard Adrianne Ross tied a career-high in points (24) during the Frogs’ most recent victory, an 83-57 drubbing of Colorado State.