Frogs Shock No. 7 Texas inside Schollmaier


Jan. 11, 2018



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FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU women's basketball got the attention of the women's basketball world on Wednesday night with a 79-77 win over No. 7 Texas at Schollmaier Arena.

TCU (11-5, 2-3) set a school record with an 81.8 percent mark from 3-point range on 9-of-11, including a pair of clutch treys in the final minute. The second came from Kianna Ray who also made the go-ahead free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, capping off a career-high 17 points.

Jordan Moore led the Frogs with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and also added five blocks, including two in the final two minutes. She was also instrumental in the Frogs holding Texas' Jatarie White to four points on 2-of-12 shooting.

The Frogs snapped a six-game losing skid against Texas (13-2, 4-1) and grabbed their first win over a top-10 team since 2009.

Defining Moments
In a fourth quarter that was tight throughout -- neither team led by more than five points -- the Schollmaier Arena crowd got a show. Texas led by two points, 73-71, with 56 seconds to go when Toree Thompson connected on a go-ahead 3-pointer. Thompson finished with 13 points thanks in large part to 3-of-4 from deep and is now 11-of-19 in her last four games.

Ariel Atkins, who finished with a game-high 25 points, put the Longhorns back ahead at 75-74 with 38 seconds remaining. Ray responded with a corner 3-pointer to put TCU up, 77-75, on the following possession.

Atkins hit a jumper in the paint with 17 seconds remaining, tying the game for fourth time, and setting up the Frogs final possession. Ray drove to the basket, was fouled by Atkins, and calmly swished both free throws. Lashann Higgs missed the Longhorns' shot at the buzzer.

Stat of the Game
81.8 -- TCU's 81.8 percent (9-of-11) mark from 3-point range set a school record. The previous record was an 8-of-10 performance against San Diego State on Jan. 9, 2008.

Up Next
The Frogs travel to take on No. 15 West Virginia on Saturday. The Frogs and Mountaineers have already met once this season with WVU escaping Fort Worth with an 87-82 win in each team's Big 12 opener. The Frogs led by five points in the fourth quarter of that game.


 

 

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