TCU Women’s Basketball Preview
Tip-off is here for TCU WBB, and the excitement for the season is ever-growing. Last season we saw this team start off with a 7-game win streak. This adds to their trend of starting off the season strong with win streaks. In 2020, we’re already at the start of a 2-0 season heading into conference play. This season’s team is a nice mix of fresh faces and returning players. Including the previous senior, now grad student Michelle Berry. In the last few months, there has been much talk about senior Lauren Heard who has been named on many award watch lists along with Preseason All-Big 12 Team.
2020-21 Season Kick-Off
Conference play starts soon for TCU WBB when they face Iowa St. on Wednesday. The Horned Frogs were able to get in two non-conference games before the start of the Big 12 facing off against Incarnate Word and Central Arkansas. In the season opener against Incarnate Word Lauren Heard started the season off as everyone expected, completely on fire! She finished the game with 22 points, five assists, and five steals. Heard having a great game is no surprise, but it was junior Yummy Morris who led the team in scoring with 26 points, six rebounds, and two steals. TCU might have trailed in the first quarter of the game, but closed out the game 84-59.
Against Central Arkansas the Horned Frogs once again showed off their fighting spirit by trailing going into halftime and closing out the game with a 65-48 win. Heard lead the team in scoring with 17 points but had other notable players like grad transfer Aahliyah Jackson, Michelle Berry, Tavy Diggs and Yummy Morris contributing to the win.
Looking Back to Look Forward
The Horned Frogs have a chance to head to the Big 12 Championship along with the NCAA finals. After a great season this past year, we are looking forward to the changes head coach, Reagan Pebley has been making to improve their record. TCU WBB finished last season with a 22-7 record. Five of the losses came from conference play, with Texas Tech and Baylor being the only schools they lost to both times they played. There was only one game where their deficit was more than 10 points. This team in the past has shown their fight until the last second of the game. From the looks of the first two games of the season, this year seems to be no different, and they are ready to take on every challenge presented to them.
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Story by Lola Westbrook, Public Relations & Sports Journalist Intern for Campus Live.