Cowgirl Basketball To Host TCU in Conference Game

Jan. 6, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming women's basketball team will host their first home conference game as they welcome the TCU Horned Frogs, on Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The Cowgirls are 10-2 overall and 0-1 in MWC play after falling to the UNLV Lady Rebels, 65-56, on Thursday night. Wyoming is led in scoring by sophomore Hanna Zavecz who is averaging 14 points along with 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Freshman Megan McGuffey is the Cowgirls leading rebounder with 5.9 per game while chipping in 9.5 points per game. Wyoming enters the weekend ranked first in the conference in scoring defense allowing just 50.2 points per game and is among the top three in several other categories in the league.

TCU enters the weekend with an overall mark of 6-5 during non-conference play. They are led by Natasha Lacy, who is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. They come in to this season with three returning starters and ten letterwinners from a team that went 23-10 overall and 10-4 in Conference USA a year ago.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two schools. TCU leads the series 3-2. The last time the two teams met was Feb. 13, 1999 as TCU defeated the Cowgirls 88-73 in Laramie. The Horned Frogs are coached by Jeff Mittie who is in his seventh season with the program.

Just a reminder that youth will have an opportunity to experience the college game-day atmosphere when the University of Wyoming hosts NCAA® Basketball's 11th Anniversary Take a Kid to the Game® (TAKG) day celebration, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. There will be a carnival prior to the women's basketball game on Saturday to celebrate Take a Kid to the Game. The carnival is set to begin at noon and run until 1:30 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex followed by the Cowgirl game against TCU at 2:00 p.m. There will be inflatables and face painting, along with a ring toss, cake walk, balloon burst, prizes and much more. Admission for the carnival is a ticket to the women's game, which is $3.00 for children and $7.00 for adults. In addition, there will be a special appearance by NCAA mascot, JJ Jumper.

The University of Wyoming is hosting one of more than 700 games that will be played across the nation this season as part of the Take a Kid to the Game program. The program is a grass roots initiative that attracts the nation's youth and encourages adults to take kids to area college basketball games.

Tickets for this special 11th anniversary game are on sale now and can be purchased at the University of Wyoming ticket office by calling 1-800-922-9461.

NCAA Basketball® is a national sponsor of the Take a Kid to the Game program. To learn about other NCAA Basketball initiatives, please visit www.ncaa.org/bkbmarketingresource.org for more information.

TAKG is a grassroots marketing campaign created by Host Communications, Inc. to encourage alumni and fans to take their kids out to stadiums and arenas to experience intercollegiate athletics.