Wednesday will be a homecoming for Destynee Hives-McCray when the senior, who spent her first four years playing for the Mustangs before transferring, returns to Dallas to help the TCU women’s basketball team take on SMU.
During her redshirt junior season on the hilltop, Hives-McCray finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points a game, recording six double-doubles while leading the team in rebounding, averaging 7.5 boards per game.
However, after transferring to continue her graduate studies, the Arlington Martin High School product has no mixed emotions about where she belongs.
“It felt like home. I love purple and this is where I belong,” she said.
Hives-McCray is averaging nine points and six rebounds a game off the bench for TCU, which will face a much more experienced Mustangs team, a year after 43 percent of the team’s minutes played came from freshmen.
TCU (2-0), coming off back-to-back victories to open the season over Sam Houston State and New Orleans, scored 85 points in both games. SMU (1-0) opened the season 74-36 victory Sunday over Northwestern State.
TCU women at SMU
7 p.m. Wednesday