WBB | Bring on the Horned Frogs - TCU Preview


Sooners look to ride momentum to win over TCU

WhoOklahoma Sooners (12-7, 3-3 Big 12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (12-6, 3-3 Big 12)

When: 7 p.m. - Saturday, January 25th
Where: Loyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
TV: Fox College Sports (699 Cox, 649 AT&T U-Verse, 608/623/626 DirecTV)

Head over to Frogs O' War for the complete TCU coverage of the game.

How do you keep your fire lit after beating a top 20 team on the road? You bring in a solid TCU team. They're 12-6 on the season, and 3-3 in the Big 12 Conference.

TCU is coming off a 54-48 win over the Texas Longhorns. It's the first in TCU history that they were able to beat the Longhorns. So, they're also riding a wave of momentum.

It's been a tough go, for the most part here in Big 12 for Horned Frogs. They've dropped two out of the last three games, and those two games have been to ranked teams, to the then-No. 11th ranked Oklahoma St. Cowgirls and the then-No. 7th Baylor Bears.They're 3-0 versus unranked Big 12 teams, and 0-3 versus ranked teams. Will that change Saturday night?

The Horned Frogs don't score a lot of points, but they are pretty good defensively. They're ninth in the Big 12 with 53.2 points per game, and are allowing 61.3 ppg. They've only scored over 80 points three times this season. All three times against very small conference opponents.

TCU is lead by Sophomore, Zahna Medley. Despite TCU's offensive woes this season, she's averaging 15.0 ppg. That's almost 30 percent of their team scoring. We'll look for Morgan Hook to try and limit her defensively. Hook's a solid defender that will be able to body up Medley and hopefully give her fits. Medley was huge in their win over Texas. She had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists in the victory.

Natalie Ventress and Latricia Lovings are two more Horned Frogs that have been able to give teams fits. Ventress is second in scoring with 10.6 ppg and Lovings ranks seventh in the Big 12 with 7.8 rebounds per game. So, looks like Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin will have their hands full tonight.

Oklahoma's Ellenberg will look to be explosive once again on offense. She's been in the zone the last couple of games. She's averaging 27.5 ppg on 45 percent shooting the last four games. She's just be insane since being limited in her first meeting against Iowa St. I don't think TCU has anyone that can stop Ellenberg.

Between the Horned Frogs and the Sooners, these teams have met 17 times in their school's histories. The Sooners lead the series 14-3. TCU hasn't beaten Oklahoma since 2011 and that game was in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU has defeated the Sooners in Norman one time... in 1993. It was a 79-73 Horned Frog victory back when the Sooners weren't very good and wanted to cancel the program.

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