The TCU women’s basketball team is getting healthier after four players were sidelined with undisclosed injuries.
Point guard A.J. Alix will return to the lineup after missing two games, adding a key ball handler and scorer to the mix.
TCU will still be without forward Adeola Akomolafe, and Destynee Hives-McCray.
Senior guard Veja Hamilton returned Tuesday against Butler, scoring eight points in the 65-53 loss. She ranks third nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio at 6.0.
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“We just didn’t have the depth in the guard rotation with all of the injuries,” TCU coach Raegan Pebley said. “It’s no excuse because things happen, but it’s great to have a little bit more depth back and healthy at the guard position.”
The Horned Frogs (5-2) will still be without forwards Adeola Akomolafe and Destynee Hives-McCray for the game against Louisiana-Monroe at 2 p.m. Saturday at the University Recreation Center.
Hives-McCray averages 7.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
ULM (4-2) presents a challenge in the post with 6-foot-1 senior Alayshia Hunter, who leads the team in scoring at 18 points per game, and from the perimeter with sophomore guard Chelsea Tieuel, averaging 12.7 points per game thanks to a 48.5 percent clip on 3-pointers.
The Warhawks already have a win over in-state rival LSU, 61-54 in overtime on Nov. 15.
“They are a team that, I think, has some confidence coming into this game, not just because of their record, but because of a really quality win like that,” Pebley said.
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TCU women vs. Louisiana-Monroe
2 p.m. Saturday