Coach: Mental readiness essential

Coming off a momentum-changing win at home Saturday, the Lady Frogs are in Laramie, Wyo., today to face the University of Wyoming Cowgirls in the first of a two-game road swing.

TCU split the series with Wyoming last season, winning at home and losing on the road. Head coach Jeff Mittie said his team should be ready to play tonight and will hopefully show signs of remedying some mental unpreparedness he has witnessed in the last few games from his team.

“I don’t think we can overlook anybody,” Mittie said. “I hope the veterans of this team take more ownership and help the younger players understand the importance of preparation.”

Wyoming is 0-3 so far in Mountain West Conference play, and TCU comes into the game with a conference record of 3-1.

Sunday the team will continue its in-conference road travels with a game against the University of New Mexico Lobos, the second ranked team in the conference. The Lady Frogs will return home Jan. 28 to face San Diego State University, who edged the Lady Frogs out of the MWC Tournament last year.

“I think my concern right now is getting my rotation set,” Mittie said. “That concerns me more right now than any matchup we have with Wyoming or New Mexico.”

The New Mexico squad entered this week as the 23rd ranked team in the country and is off to the best start in its school’s history. Most recently, they bested the BYU team that beat TCU by 16 at home.

“We don’t want to look back on BYU,” said sophomore forward Emily Carter. “In this conference, you can’t dwell on a loss … because all teams are going to be gunning at you.”