TCU Runs Past Texas Tech


Feb. 8, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU overcame a cold start and cruised down the stretch in a 76-62 win over Texas Tech at Schollmaier Arena on Wednesday night. With the win, the Frogs jumped into a tie for fifth place in the Big 12 standings.

TCU (12-11, 4-8) started 0-of-11 from the floor, but the shots were quality looks and eventually started falling. The Frogs built their lead up to 15 in the third quarter, and from there Texas Tech (11-12, 3-9) never got the deficit lower than nine points.

Jada Butts led TCU with 23 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double. AJ Alix scored 20 points and dished out nine assists, her second straight game with 20-plus points. Jordan Moore posted her second straight double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Moore and Butts became the first TCU teammates to post a double-double in the same game in nearly seven years. Butts and Alix became the first TCU teammates to both score 20 or more in a game in nearly two years.

Ivonne CookTaylor led Texas Tech with 18 points. The Lady Raiders' leading scorer Recee' Caldwell had 14 points, but just four on 1-of-6 shooting in the second half.

The Frogs scored 20 fast break points in the game, compared to just four from Texas Tech.

Defining Moments
Texas Tech was within four points, 44-40, with 6:24 to go in the third quarter, but from there a TCU run blew the game open. The Frogs then used a 15-4 run to jump out to a 15-point lead at 59-44. TCU made 7-of-9 shots in the run while Texas Tech made just 1-of-7.

From there, Texas Tech would get within single digits for just seven seconds early in the fourth quarter. TCU went on to hold the Lady Raiders to just 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting in the fourth quarter.

Stat of the Game
58.8 -- After starting the game 0-of-11, TCU shot 58.8 percent (30-of- 51) after that. The Frogs finished at 48.4 percent overall.

Quote of the Game
Raegan Pebley -- "Our best offense tonight was our defense. We were able to take the lid off the basket by getting into transition through our rebounding and getting stops."

Up Next
TCU hosts No. 2 Baylor on Sunday at 3 p.m. inside Schollmaier Arena. The game will be televised on ESPN2. It will be Alumni Day with some TCU women's basketball all-time greats in attendance.

Also, the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Trophy will visit Schollmaier Arena. The trophy will be available on the concourse when doors open at 2:00 p.m. Fans are invited to view and take pictures with the trophy.

 

 

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