Women’s basketball moves up to No. 23 with win against Wyoming

Womens basketball moves up to No. 23 with win against Wyoming

After yet another home victory against the Wyoming Cowgirls on Saturday, the TCU women’s basketball team moved up the Associated Press Top 25, tying LSU with 128 votes for the No. 23 spot.

After dropping out of national rankings following a loss to New Mexico on the road, the Lady Frogs appear in the AP Top 25 for the second consecutive week.

The Lady Frogs still hold the No. 1 spot in the Mountain West with a one-and-a-half game lead at 9-2.

TCU defeated Wyoming 78-59, giving them their 20th consecutive home win, advancing a streak dating back to Jan. 13 of last season.

They face their next obstacle on their way up the rankings in conference opponent San Diego State tonight.

The SDSU Aztecs are 6-5 in MWC play and 14-9 overall. In their last meeting with the Lady Frogs on Jan. 16, the Aztecs suffered an 80-63 loss, breaking their eight-game conference winning streak, dating back to the previous season. SDSU was the MWC favorite at the time but couldn’t conquer the Frogs on their home court.

The Frogs are on a 20-game winning streak at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

On Saturday, junior guard Helena Sverrisdottir shot for 19 points against the Cowgirls. She is ranked in the top 15 of the MWC in assists (No. 2), steals (No. 3), scoring (No. 7), rebounding (No. 8) and blocks (No. 15). In the last meeting with SDSU, she shot for a game-high 22 points.

TCU owns a 10-4 lead in all-time series against the Aztecs dating back to 1998.

The game against the Aztecs is the Frogs’ only chance this week to move up the AP rankings and hold their spot in the MWC.

Staff writer Logan Luzzo contributed to this story.


TCU vs. SDSU

When: 9:30 p.m. tonight

Where: San Diego

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