TCU Goes Cold at No. 15 Texas


Jan. 7, 2017

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AUSTIN, Texas -- TCU women's basketball, the nation's leading 3-point shooting team entering the game, was ice cold and dropped an 83-54 decision to No. 15 Texas at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday night.

TCU (8-7, 0-4) made just 4-of-24 from deep for a season-low 17 percent. Overall, TCU also shot a season-low at 30 percent and scored a season-low 54 points.

Toree Thompson led TCU with 12 points off the bench while Jordan Moore added 11 points, also off the bench. TCU's bench scored 29 points, over half of the Frogs' total.

Joyner Holmes led Texas (10-4, 4-0) with 18 points and eight rebounds while Brooke McCarty added 16 points.

TCU's shooting struggles started early as it hit just 1-of-8 from deep in the first quarter and 1-of-7 in the second. That allowed Texas to build an 11-point halftime lead. TCU was only losing the rebounding battle by one at the break, but Texas outrebounded the Frogs, 27-9, in the second half. Texas entered fifth in the NCAA in rebounding margin and plus-14 and finished with a 49-30 advantage over TCU.

Defining Moments
Texas opened the second half on a 14-2 run, pushing a manageable 11-point halftime deficit to an, at that time, game-high 23-point hole for TCU. After missing its first three shots in the second half, Texas connected on its next six during the run while TCU made just 1-of-5.

Texas went on to score 51 second-half points on 58 percent (22-of-38) shooting in the second half.

Stat of the Game
4 -- TCU made 4-of-24 3-pointers, a season-low in percentage and makes. Entering the game, TCU had made at least six 3-pointers in every game, and had 10 in back-to-back games.

Team Notes
- TCU's 54 points were a season-low.
- TCU, which entered leading the NCAA in 3-point percentage at 42.0 percent, hit a season-low 16.7 percent on 4-of-24 shots. It was the first time all season the Frogs made less than six 3-pointers.
- TCU's overall shooting percentage of 29.8 percent (17-of-57) was also a season-low.
- TCU moved to 2-38 all-time against Texas, including 2-8 since moving to the Big 12. The Frogs remained winless all-time in Austin in their 19th try.
- TCU's bench scored 29 points, accounting for over half of the Frogs' 54 points.
- TCU used the same starting lineup for the third straight game (AJ Alix, Jada Butts, Kianna Ray, Amy Okonkwo, Adeola Akomolafe). It is the seventh different starting lineup TCU has used this season.

Individual Notes
- Toree Thompson, with 12 points, scored in double figures for the third time this season. She did so just once in 11 nonconference games, but has two double-figure scoring games in four Big 12 games. The junior now has 17 career double-figure scoring games.
- Jordan Moore, with 11 points, scored in double figures for the eighth time this season. The sophomore now has 18 career double-figure scoring games.

Up Next
TCU makes the short trip to Waco, Texas to take on No. 2 Baylor on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will air on Fox Sports Southwest.

 

 

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