Moore has been absolutely dominant for the Frogs, but the secret to their success is that she isn’t having to do it alone.
No one is having more fun that TCU post Jordan Moore. She’s made 30 of 35 shots (86 percent) from the field in the WNIT. In short, she has been too big and too fast to slow down. The junior from Round Rock credits her teammates for feeding her the ball.
”When we move the ball we get teammates open,” said Moore, who also has grabbed 30 rebounds in the four WNIT games. “We’re all playing so hard.”
Missing the postseason a year ago (the first time since Pebley took over in 2014) is something that “resonated through all of our workouts,” Pebley said.
”The chemistry of the team, the coaching staff and how hard they work,” she said. “So many elements have led us to right now.”
Moore, Pebley said, is feeding her teammates with confidence.
”She just keeps getting better. She really bought in with the process of development and we’re seeing all of that this season,” she said. “She’s playing with great activity off the ball at both ends of the floor. It’s pretty special what Jordan is doing.”
Their roster is huge. I have no idea how they are saying their are out-sized, but that’s great news for the Frogs if true.
It’s been no secret all year that IU has lacked height and been out-sized for a majority of their season. TCU presents no different scenario for the Hoosiers.
TCU Junior center Jordan Moore stands at 6-foot-3 and averages 13.2 points per game on 57-percent shooting.
Sunday against UC Davis, IU handled a 6-foot-4 center with good help defense. But the UC Davis player was mainly just a back-to-the-basket player. Moore, on the other hand, can post up, face up and blow by defenders.
So, IU Coach Teri Moren said her team will have to do quick digs like they did against UC Davis, but will also double team if necessary.
This is pretty cool.
The Horned Frogs were a major factor in the Big 12 race in the fall, as things tend to go under Gary Patterson, and shouldn’t be faulted for failing to figure out how to stop Baker Mayfield – because no one else did it, either. Meanwhile, Jamie Dixon led his alma mater to 21 wins and the program’s first tournament bid in 20 years.
LaKendrick Van Zandt was one of the more intriguing prospects in last year’s class, as it wasn’t immediately clear where he would play. But the kid is an athlete, and it appears he’s working his way into the rotation with a strong spring.
After Innis Gaines sat out some practices last week, Van Zandt became the primary beneficiary, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. With playing time up for grabs and depth chart pressure being applied by TCU’s most recent class, any exposure is good exposure in Van Zandt’s case.
He’s quite an athlete, and he’s been overlooked.
Great speed and an ability to anticipate passes means Van Zandt could be quite valuable in TCU’s secondary if given a chance. He’s also an above average solo tackler, making him ideal for the Frogs’ 4-2-5 scheme