TCU Uses Complete Effort to Rout Texas Tech, 72-57

Feb. 8, 2014

Final Stats |  Quotes | Highlights

  1 2 F
 TCU 34 38 72
 Texas Tech 22 35 57

Quick Stats
 Points 72 57
 Rebounds 30 35
 Assists 13 8
 Blocks 3 2
 Steals 11 2
 FG Pct. 47.4% 39.0%

Stat Leaders
 TCU Points Reb. Ast. Stls.
Zahna Medley 23 5 1 0
Natalie Ventress 20 2 3 2
 Texas Tech Points Reb. Ast. Stls.
Shauntal Nobles 12 6 0 1
Amber Battle 10 8 1 0

FORT WORTH, Texas - Zahna Medley and Natalie Ventress combined for 46 points to lead the TCU women's basketball team to a dominating 72-57 win over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Horned Frogs claimed back-to-back wins in the Big 12 for the second time this season to improve to 14-9 overall and 5-6 in league action.

Medley led TCU with a game-high 23 points, going 9-of-20 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line in 33 minutes.

Ventress turned in her first 20-point performance of the season off a 7-of-13 effort from the field and perfect 4-of-4 mark from the charity stripe while also handing out a season-best three assists to go with two steals.

Junior forward Chelsea Prince followed up her career performance on Wednesday with 12 points, going 5-of-7 from the field, while also posting four steals and three assists in 29 minutes.

Senior center Latricia Lovings made history in the win, tying Sandora Irvin's school by extending her consecutive games with a block streak to 62. The Fort Worth product posted six points and a team-high eight rebounds in 26 minutes of action.

Junior guard Donielle Breaux followed her heroics from Wednesday's thriller with a supporting role against the Red Raiders, matching career highs with six assists and four steals.

The Frogs got off to a fast start and never looked back, as Breaux snagged back-to-back steals for fastbreak layups to give TCU its first double-digit lead at 20-10 with 11:00 minutes remaining in the opening half.

After Tech pulled to within four on a 7-2 run at the 8:45 mark, the Frogs limited the Red Raiders to just four points for the rest of the half en route to a 34-22 lead at the break.

Medley quickly erased any chance of a letdown in the opening moments of the second half with back-to-back layups to extend TCU's advantage to 38-22.

With just under 17 minutes remaining, Prince converted an old-fashioned 3-point play on a reverse layup and sent a lob to Ventress on the next possession, who also tallied a 3-point play to run out to a 48-26 lead.

On the following possession, Ventress struck again, this time from long range before Medley would also connect from downtown for TCU's largest lead at 54-28 at the 13:39 mark.

The Frogs shot 47 percent (27-of-57) from the field, including a 54-percent clip in the second half, while limiting Texas Tech to a 39-percent (16-of-41) effort.

TCU scored 20 points off 16 Tech turnovers while committing a season-low seven miscues.

The Frogs will take their winning streak back on the road against Kansas at 7 p.m., on Wednesday in Lawrence.

• TCU improved to 14-9 overall and 5-6 in Big 12 play, while Texas Tech fell to 6-17 on the season and 0-12 in league action.
• TCU topped Texas Tech at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for the first time in program history, achieving the feat in its 17th attempt.
• TCU secured the regular-season sweep of Texas Tech for the first time in school history.
• TCU head Coach Jeff Mittie earned his 299th victory at the helm of the Horned Frogs and his 450th-career win.
• The Horned Frogs reached their highest point total in Big 12 play with 72 points and registered the largest margin of victory ever in a Big 12 game.
• Three Horned Frogs scored in double figures, marking the fourth time this season and first in Big 12 play.
• Sophomore guard Zahna Medley posted 23 points, scoring in double figures for the 18th time in 23 games this season while reaching the 20-point threshold for the eighth time.
• Senior center Latricia Lovings extended her streak of games with at least one block to 62, tying Sandora Irvin's TCU record.
• Junior forward Natalie Ventress scored a season-best 20 points, reaching the 20-point mark for the 13th time in her career.
• With 20 points, Ventress is now just 18 points shy of becoming the school's 13th member of the 1,000-point club.
• Junior forward Chelsea Prince scored in double figures for the second game in a row and the sixth time this season with 12 points, while matching a season high with three assists.
• Junior guard Donielle Breaux tied career highs with six assists and four steals.



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