Frogs Lose Heartbreaker at Iowa State


Jan. 28, 2017

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AMES, Iowa -- The TCU women's basketball team couldn't miss early, but Iowa State fought back and won, 72-69, after TCU attempts to tie late came up short at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday night.

The game's start was delayed by five hours after TCU (10-11, 2-8) had travel delays, but that didn't stop the Frogs from coming out on fire. TCU led, 22-8, after the first quarter thanks to five 3-pointers in the frame.

Iowa State (12-9, 3-7), however, responded in the second quarter and TCU led by just three at halftime. From that point, the two teams went back-and-forth for the rest of the night until two TCU 3-point attempts at a tie in the final five seconds came up short.

Toree Thompson led TCU with 17 points, her TCU career high, including 4-of-6 from long range. Jada Butts (14), Amy Okonkwo (12) and Jordan Moore (10) all joined her in double figures.

Bridget Carleton led Iowa State with 24 points, but was just 6-of-17 from the field. She hit 10-of-10 free throws as Iowa State had a huge advantage at the stripe. The Cyclones hit 27-of-29 while TCU had a good percentage, but not as many opportunities in a 10-of-13 effort.

Seanna Johnson added nine points and 19 rebounds for Iowa State. She also struggled from the field at 1-of-10.

Defining Moments
TCU was down just one, 70-69, after a Moore basket with 50 seconds remaining. The Frogs needed a stop, and got exactly that as Johnson missed a jumper. However, a scramble for the offensive rebound resulted in TCU knocking the ball out of bounds with 24 seconds remaining.

With the shot clock off, the Frogs had to foul and Johnson made both free throws. From there, TCU missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with two seconds left, but got the rebound and had another change after a timeout, but missed at the buzzer as well.

Quote of the Game
Raegan Pebley on the travel delays: "It's really not that hard. I'm not going to complain one second because our life is pretty cush. It is what it is. We've gone through some travel issues, but I am not going to complain. We have charter planes; we have hotels; our life is not hard."

Stat of the Game
27.9 -- TCU lost despite holding Iowa State to 27.9 percent (19-of-68) shooting. The Cyclones made 27-of-29 free throws, compared to TCU's 10-of-13, to make up the gap as TCU shot over 40 percent (25-of-62).

Up Next
The Frogs will have their bye next while most of the league plays on Wednesday. TCU will return to action next Sunday, Feb. 5, when it travels to take on Kansas. The Jayhawks got their first Big 12 win on Saturday, beating Texas Tech at home. Kansas will play at Oklahoma on Wednesday before hosting TCU next weekend.


 

 

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