Weekend Recap: Volleyball gets first NCAA bid

Men’s Basketball

The Horned Frogs fell to Louisiana Tech 68-63 Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Bulldog senior guard Kyle Gibson scored 19 points to lead all scorers, including seven free throws in the final 25 seconds to seal the win for Louisiana Tech.

The key defensive stop in the game for Louisiana Tech came when senior center Magnum Rolle blocked a layup by TCU sophomore guard Ronnie Moss with 30 seconds to go. Moss finished the game with 19 points.

The Horned Frogs, who fell to 4-3 on the season, take on SMU Wednesday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.

Women’s Basketball

The Lady Frogs knocked off the nation’s No. 18 team Saturday in the teams’ final game of the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas. TCU’s 74-69 win over then No. 18 Kansas was the 15th win over a ranked opponent in school history.

The Frogs took the lead for good with 13.8 seconds left after a technical foul was called against Kansas when the Jayhawks attempted to call a timeout which they did not have. The Frogs put the game away with the resulting free throws.

Junior guard Emily Carter led the Frogs in scoring for the second straight game with 22 points.

Volleyball

A win over UC Irvine Saturday at the Mizuno Thanksgiving Classic vaulted the Frogs to a 26-6 season record and the volleyball program’s first ever trip to the NCAA tournament.

It took TCU four sets to get by the Anteaters 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23) behind senior Lauren Otto’s 22 digs and senior Kourtney Edwards’ 14 kills.

The team will play Rice in the Austin Regional of the NCAA tournament Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Texas and Texas State are the other two teams in the Austin Regional.

Adding to the weekend honors for the volleyball team, the Mountain West Conference named junior Christy Hudson Player of the Week for her performance over the weekend. In games against Long Beach State and UC Irvine, Hudson tallied 28 kills and four blocks.

The honor is the first for Hudson’s career and the seventh for the Frogs this season.