The injury-riddled Texas Christian University’s women’s basketball team faces one of their biggest rivals in a pivotal matchup tomorrow afternoon.
TCU hosts the University of Texas Longhorns at Schollmaier Arena on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
The teams previously met on Jan. 6. The Horned Frogs fell to the host Longhorns, 72-60.
At the time, injuries to key players began piling up. As many as seven players from opening night’s roster were out at one point. Four of the club’s best players – Sedona Prince, Madison Conner, Jaden Owens, and DaiJa Turner – are currently injured.
Turner will not return after it was announced she went through surgery to repair her broken finger. Owens and Prince are out indefinitely and there is no timeline set for Connor’s return.
“You’re gonna have adversity and curveballs that you didn’t see coming in life. The reality is you can’t live in the past. We got games that got to prepare for. We got kids we got to coach right here right now. Our job is to make the best of the hand you get dealt and think, ‘Gosh dang it, that’s life,’ TCU Head Coach Mark Campbell said after TCU’s heroic victory over University of Central Florida on Jan. 23.
UT comes to Fort Worth on a three-game win streak. They are ranked no. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25. They outlasted Kansas State, 61-54, despite being outscored in the fourth quarter.
TCU hopes to snap the current skid.
Coach Campbell’s postgame comments on Jan. 23 reflect the team’s road ahead.
“Adversity reveals character and I let the group know: We got a whole lot of character and a whole lot of fight.”