TCU Drops Physical Battle to Texas A&M
Dec. 8, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's basketball team dropped its first home contest of the season on Thursday, falling to Texas A&M, 75-67, in a very physical game at Schollmaier Arena.
TCU (5-3) got a season-high 19 points from Jada Butts on 7-of-10 shooting while three Frogs scored in double figures. Danni Williams led Texas A&M (6-2) with 19 points of her own on 5-of-15 shooting.
The Frogs led by three points after the first quarter, but shot under 30 percent in the second as Texas A&M built a 38-30 halftime lead. The Aggies built the lead up to 12 points early in the third quarter, but the Frogs fought back in spurts and had life late in the game.
Butts hit a 3-pointer with 3:06 to go that got the Frogs within five, 66-61, but from there Texas A&M went 8-of-9 at the free throw line to put the game away.
It was physical throughout, but especially in the fourth quarter with 18 combined fouls as Texas A&M went 13-of-16 at the line and TCU was 6-of-9 in the final frame.
TCU's Jordan Moore came off the bench for the first time this season and tied her career-high with 16 points. Amy Okonkwo replaced her in the lineup and added 11 points while Amber Ramirez scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from deep.
TCU, which came into the game leading the NCAA at 44.0 percent from deep, hit 35.0 percent (7-of-20) on Thursday night. The Frogs also shot 10 less free throws than the Aggies.
Texas A&M outrebounded TCU, 47-35, including 14 boards from Khaalia Hillsman and 11 boards from Anriel Howard. Hillsman also added 17 points but had seven of Texas A&M's 15 turnovers.
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