TCU Stifles Texas State, 63-50

Nov. 16, 2013

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  1 2 F
 TCU 33 30 63
 Texas State 27 23 50
Quick Stats
TCU
TXST
 Points 63 50
 Field Goals 16 17
 3-Point Field Goals 7 7
 Free Throws 24 9
 Rebounds 52 44
 Fouls 18 19
 Assists 7 12
 Turnovers 13 11
 Blocks 8 3
 Steals 7 7

Stat Leaders
 Player - TCU Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
 Zahna Medley 21 5 3 0
 Latricia Lovings 11 9 0 3 blk
 Natalie Ventress 10 9 0 0
 Player - TXST Points Reb. Ast. Stl.
 Kileah Mays 10 10 1 1
 Kaylan Martin 13 1 4 3

Final Stats |  Quotes | Highlights


FORT WORTH, Texas - Zahna Medley led four Horned Frogs in double figures with a game-high 21 points as the TCU women's basketball team earned a hard-fought 63-50 victory over Texas State on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Medley scored in double figures for the third time this season and 22nd of her career, going 4-of-9 from 3-point range while making a career-best nine free throws on 10 attempts in 35 minutes of action.

Senior center Latricia Lovings just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, going 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe, while also swatting three shots in 34 minutes.

Junior guard Natalie Ventress also narrowly missed a double-double performance with 10 points and a career-best nine boards, while sophomore guard Veja Hamilton chipped in 10 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

On a night when the Horned Frogs struggled to find a rhythm offensively, the TCU defense limited Texas State to a 26-percent (17-of-65) shooting effort, including a 23-percent clip in the second half when the Bobcats mustered just 23 points in the final 20 minutes.

TCU got out to a slow start, connecting on just two of its first 15 shots before Lovings got the ball rolling with a post move to kick off a 15-3 run.

Ventress would follow with a jumper and drain a 3-pointer on the next possession to even the score at 18 points apiece.

Medley then made three-straight trips to the free-throw line, going a perfect 6-for-6 as TCU gained its first lead of the contest and pulled out to a 26-21 advantage with just over five minutes remaining.

With the contest knotted at 27-27 with 2:23 left, Medley struck with two trifectas to give TCU a 33-27 advantage at halftime.

The Horned Frogs' shooting woes returned for the early portion of the second half, keeping the TCU lead in single digits before Hamilton went coast-to-coast with a layup to push back out to a 10-point advantage at the 4:33 mark.

On the next possession, Hamilton drove again and was fouled, hitting both shots from the stripe as TCU extended its lead to 12 points and never looked back.

For the third-straight contest, TCU won the rebounding battle by a 52-44 margin, led by sophomore forward Caitlin Diaz, who notched a career high with 11 boards.

The Frogs shot just 28 percent (16-of-57) from the field but made the most of their opportunities at the free-throw line, going 24-of-30 (80 percent).

TCU returns to the hardwood at 7 p.m., on Monday night against Grambling State at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

NOTES
• TCU improved to 6-3 all-time against Texas State and an unbeaten 4-0 when playing the Bobcats at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
• TCU has limited each of its first three opponents to under 34-percent shooting from the field after holding Texas State to just 26 percent on Saturday.
• The Horned Frogs outrebounded Texas State, 52-44, and have won the battle on the glass in all three games this season.
• The Horned Frogs led 33-27 at halftime, improving to 236-35 (.871) under head coach Jeff Mittie when leading at the break.
• Sophomore guard Zahna Medley posted a game-high 21 points, scoring in double figures for the third time this season and the 22nd time in her career. Medley surpassed the 20-point threshold for the eighth time.
• Medley set a career high with nine made free throws on 10 attempts.
• Medley was 4-of-9 from 3-point range, marking her 15th-career game of connecting on at least three treys.
• Senior center Latricia Lovings tallied 11 points, reaching double figures for the second time this season and the ninth time in her career.
• Junior guard Natalie Ventress posted 10 points, reaching double figures for the second time this season and the 36th time in her career.
• Ventress also tied a career high with nine rebounds, which she has achieved on four occasions.
• Sophomore guard Veja Hamilton reached double figures for the first time this season and seventh in her career with 10 points.

 

 


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