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TCU women’s basketball eager for matchup with Texas A&M

TCU center Jordan Moore, left, and forward Sydney Coleman, right, will face a test from Texas A&M’s post players.
TCU center Jordan Moore, left, and forward Sydney Coleman, right, will face a test from Texas A&M’s post players. Special to the Star-Telegram

The TCU women’s basketball team knows the value of a game and a win.

Last season, the Horned Frogs missed a berth into the NCAA tournament by the narrowest of margins, holding a résumé that the committee deemed just a little less strong than a few other programs.

A&M is A&M. They are a program that has a national championship under their belt.

TCU coach Raegan Pebley

The Horned Frogs (3-0) have a chance to make a big statement toward their case for an NCAA tournament slot when they travel to College Station on Saturday to face No. 12 Texas A&M.

“Our team talked a lot about what happened last year and what we needed to learn from it and taking advantage of every game and every opportunity and being ready to play and not finding ourselves in February where we feel the pressure in February that we have to win every single game once we hit conference,” TCU coach Raegan Pebley said.

TCU’s young post corps will be tested with the A&M tandem of 6-foot-5 Khaalia Hillsman and 6-foot-1 Courtney Williams filling the paint.

Texas A&M (3-0) is coming off a 72-66 overtime win over No. 14 Duke on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

TCU’s young post corps will be tested with the A&M tandem of 6-foot-5 Khaalia Hillsman and 6-foot-1 Courtney Williams filling the paint. Williams averages 13.3 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game behind only guard Courtney Walker, who leads the team at 16.3 points per game.

“A&M is A&M,” Pebley said. “They are a program that has a national championship under their belt. They just beat Duke on Duke’s home floor. I know their post players had an impact on that win.”

Travis L. Brown: @Travis_L_Brown, tbrown7137@gmail.com

TCU women at Texas A&M

12:30 p.m. Saturday

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