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TCU women hit rough patch with ranked Baylor, Texas coming to town

TCU junior guard Veja Hamilton, who has only started 12 of the team’s 18 games, is the Frogs’ leading scorer in Big 12 Conference play at 17.0 points per game. She averages 11.4 points overall this season.
TCU junior guard Veja Hamilton, who has only started 12 of the team’s 18 games, is the Frogs’ leading scorer in Big 12 Conference play at 17.0 points per game. She averages 11.4 points overall this season. Special to the Star-Telegram

The TCU women’s basketball team begins its toughest stretch of the season with back-to-back home games against No. 3 Baylor and No. 14 Texas.

Baylor comes to Fort Worth on Tuesday riding a 16-game winning streak against the Horned Frogs, holding a 13-3 record against TCU in Fort Worth.

The Bears are led by sophomore forward Nina Davis, who leads the Big 12 in scoring (21.2 points per game) and ranks third in the conference in rebounding (8.7 per game).

Baylor leads the Big 12 in 11 categories, including scoring offense, scoring margin, field-goal percentage, assists, rebounding and field-goal percentage defense.

TCU won its last ranked matchup at home with a 70-66 victory over then-No. 16 Oklahoma State on Jan 10. The Frogs enter as the fourth-best scoring offense in the conference, averaging 70.5 points per game.

Through conference play, junior guard Veja Hamilton is third in the Big 12 in scoring, averaging a team-leading 17 points per game. She is followed by junior guard Zahna Medley, who is fifth in the conference at 16.1 points per game.

Baylor holds a 26-5 advantage in the all-time series against TCU.

No. 3 Baylor at TCU women

7 p.m. Tuesday, University Recreation Center

Records: Baylor 18-1, 7-0 Big 12; TCU 12-6, 4-3

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