The TCU women’s basketball team got plenty of film to review earlier this week.
Lady Frogs coach Jeff Mittie said he and the staff watched between 50 to 100 clips from the Maryland and UT-San Antonio games, and saw a mixture of positives and negatives.
TCU, 2-0 entering Thursday night’s game with UT-Arlington, was strong with the basketball, an area where Mittie said they had been sporadic. Players also made good decisions, and aggressive cuts.
“I thought we played very well together,’’ he said. “I thought we moved the ball to the right people, I thought that we had an aggressive attack. And then we had a patient attack at the same time, and I think that’s what we’ve been striving for - Being an aggressive team, but at the same time, being a good team in the halfcourt. We saw us do that fairly well this weekend.’’
Mittie was concerned with the lack of inside scoring and how the defense allowed opposing players too many trips to the line. Maryland and UT-San Antonio combined for 49 free throw attempts.
Mittie also called the rebounding “awful” but saw a better effort Sunday.
“What we’ve seen on film is that there’s some things, staff-wise, we can teach better and we can put them in better position to rebound,’’ he said. “If they’ll continue to put forth the effort and make corrections, I think we’ll put them in better position to be successful.’’
Yesterday’s game was the first of three in a six-day span for TCU. Mittie said it’s a concern, since it also shortens the amount of practice time. Film work, he said, will be essential during that time for players to make corrections.
Count Jeff Mittie among those who were also surprised that Dallas wasn’t awarded one of the sites for the Women’s Final 4.
“I thought just my little involvement with it, just in knowing all the things the Metroplex would bring to an event like that, there’s a lot of good cities, but I thought Dallas was one of those,’’ he said. “I felt like Dallas was almost a sure thing.’’
TCU entered the Associated Press poll at No.24 this week. It was the Lady Frogs’ first time in the poll in more than three years, and came after they didn’t receive a single vote in the preseason rankings.