Lady Frogs basketball team travels to face BYU

Although the Lady Frogs have already clinched the Mountain West Conference regular season title, they still have more to play for in their final regular season game Saturday.

“Every win is important at this point, because it determines seeding for the NCAA Tournament,” said head coach Jeff Mittie. “We are projected to play in that 8-9 game. We can get out of that if we can win some more games.”

TCU (22-6, 12-3 MWC) will travel to face the Brigham Young University Cougars (19-8, 10-5 MWC) in Provo, Utah, the only other team in the conference that has challenged TCU’s lead in the standings. They currently sit at second place and dominated rival Utah 54-37 Wednesday night.

With the MWC Basketball Championship closely approaching, Mittie explained why every player should expect to be on the court.

“We will not rest anybody Saturday night,” he said. “We need that basketball game. Our rest is taken care of already, because we have two byes in the MWC Tournament.”

The BYU squad leads the conference with an average of 16.6 assists per game and also proves to be aggressive off the glass. The Cougars also tally 7.1 three-point field goals made per game.

Even with all the Lady Frogs have accomplished this season, Mittie is still looking to improve.

“I think we’ve got to have better purpose and recognition of what our strengths are going into each game,” Mittie said. “Our goal is always to get to the NCAA Tournament.”


When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Provo, Utah

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