Alix, Moore Lead TCU to Win at Kansas


Feb. 5, 2017

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LAWRENCE, Kansas -- AJ Alix scored 22 points in the second half to push the TCU women's basketball team to a season sweep of Kansas with an 80-68 win inside Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon.

Alix finished with 25 points while Jordan Moore scored a career-high 18 points and also recorded 14 rebounds and four blocks in a dominant effort inside. Moore was a big reason why TCU (11-11, 3-8) outrebounded Kansas by 20 boards, 43-23.

The Frogs led by three at halftime, but Alix scored 22 of her points in the second half, including 18 in the third quarter to help TCU pull ahead. She scored six points in an important 10-second stretch of the third quarter to pull the Frogs ahead for good.

Jessica Washington led Kansas (7-16, 1-11) with 27 points, but took 21 shot attempts to do so. Alix scored her 25 on just 7-of-11 shooting that included three 3-pointers. She also hit 8-of-8 at the free throw line. Moore also took just 11 shots, hitting 8-of-11 on the way to her fourth double-double of the season.

Defining Moments
After leading by three at halftime, and still leading by three, 41-38, with 7:03 to go in the third quarter, Alix finished a Jada Butts feed for a fastbreak layup.

On the ensuing inbound play, KU's Chayla Cheadle committed a technical foul, leading to two makes from Alix at the free throw line. Alix was then fouled just two seconds later on the ensuing possession and proceeded to hit two more free throws.

The six points in less than 10 seconds by Alix pushed the lead to a then game-high nine points, 47-38, with 6:32 to go in the third quarter. Kansas would get within two late in the third quarter, but TCU scored five straight to close the quarter and the Jayhawks never pulled even the rest of the game. TCU led by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Alix went on to score 18 of TCU's 29 points in the third quarter on 4-of-6 shooting, including two 3-pointers and 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

Stat of the Game
20 -- TCU's posted a plus-20 advantage on the boards, outrebounding Kansas, 43-23. The plus-20 margin was TCU's biggest in a Big 12 game in its five seasons in the league.

Up Next
The Frogs return home on Wednesday to play Texas Tech for the first time this season. The Frogs and Red Raiders will tip off at 7 p.m. inside Schollmaier Arena in a game that will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest.

 

 

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