Women’s basketball looks to finish regular season with three-game win streak

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Coming off two wins at home, the TCU women’s basketball team has the chance to maintain a winning conference record and make a final statement as it heads into the Big 12 Tournament.

The Frogs (17-11, 9-8 Big 12) play a comparable Texas team in Austin Tuesday night at 7 p.m. TCU won the last matchup 64-59 in Fort Worth.

Tuesday night’s game stands as the final statement for both teams before the Big 12 Tournament in Dallas. Depending on this game, the Frogs could be anywhere from a No. 3 to a No. 6 seed in the conference tournament.

TCU currently sits just one spot above Texas (19-9, 8-9) in the conference rankings, and both teams have won only two Big 12 games on the road.

The Longhorns dropped a four-game winning streak Sunday with a loss to West Virginia.

TCU, on the other hand, has come up with two decisive wins in the past week, including one on senior night.

The team defeated West Virginia by 10 and Kansas State by 20. Junior guard Zahna Medley led the Frogs against Kansas State with 18 points, 14 of which were in the first half.

The two teams have shot with nearly identical accuracy from the field, the Frogs at 41.7 percent and the Longhorns with 42 percent.

TCU’s scoring leaders have remained around the 40 percent mark, while Texas has four players shooting at least 50 percent from the field.

Longhorn Kelsey Lang currently has the team’s highest field goal percentage as she is shooting 56.5 percent.

Texas may have the higher team field goal percentage, but Medley leads the Big 12 in free throw percentage. The Frogs have shot 76.2 percent this season and Medley has made 86.6 percent of her shots from the charity stripe.

The burnt orange outshines the purple and white in regards to rebounding this season. Texas has grabbed 42.6 boards per game while TCU has only managed to snag a meager 34.1.

The Frogs may be behind in the rebound column, but their defense remains aggressive, topping the Longhorns’ steals by 89 on the season.

Senior forward Chelsea Prince leads the conference with 3.3 steals per game. With five more, she can set the TCU single-season record.

Texas will be looking to send off their seniors with a win, especially against an in-state rival, but TCU will also be aiming for its longest conference winning streak of the season.