Preview: at Oklahoma



TCU
(9-4, 0-2)
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Oklahoma
(6-7, 1-1)

January 4, 2018 | 7 p.m. CT | Norman, Okla. | Lloyd Noble Center

NORMAN, Okla. -- The TCU women's basketball team faces a second straight Big 12 road test on Thursday when it travels to face Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center at 7 p.m.

TCU (9-4, 0-2) is looking to bounce back from a 0-2 start to Big 12 play that included a near upset of No. 9 West Virginia and a road loss at Kansas. Oklahoma (6-7, 1-1) also lost its opener to a top-10 team, No. 8 Texas, but rebounding with a win at Iowa State on Sunday.

How To Follow
The game will be aired on FOX Sports Oklahoma and at FOXSportsGo.com with Chad McKee and Brenda VanLengen on the call. The game can also be heard on KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth, as well as online via FrogVision, with Jeff Williams doing play-by-play. Live stats are also available on GoFrogs.com, and live updates will be provided on Twitter by following @TCUWBasketball.


Last Time Out
TCU started slow and couldn't come back in an 86-77 loss to Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. The Frogs were led by Amy Okonkwo who recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. She was also 10-of-10 at the free throw line as TCU shot a season-high 33 free throws. The Frogs, however, shot just 39 percent from the floor while Kansas shot nearly 50 percent.

The Jayhawks led by 12 points after a quarter, and by as many as 15 at one point. The Frogs would cut the lead down to six points in the fourth quarter when Okonkwo scored eight consecutive points, but never got closer than that.


3-Pointers
1. Okonkwo, TCU's leading scorer at 16.8 points per game, has scored in double-figures in 12 of the Frogs' 13 games this season. In the lone game she did not, she scored nine points against Alabama. Okonkwo has scored 15 or more points in six straight games.

2. As a team, TCU ranks in the NCAA's top-25 in assists (19.5, 9th), free throw percentage (.774, 12th), blocks (5.8, 16th), field goal percentage (.472, 18th) and assist-turnover ratio (1.31, 24th).

3. TCU is seeking a fourth win away from home this season after a road win over SMU and neutral court wins over Arizona and Idaho. The Frogs have never won more than five games away from home since joining the Big 12 in 2012-13.


Scouting Oklahoma
Oklahoma opened Big 12 play with an 88-78 home loss to No. 8 Texas and a 74-69 win at Iowa State last week.

The Sooners finished nonconference play with a 5-6 record, but against the nation's third toughest schedule. Oklahoma played away from home six times during nonconference play, including against No. 1 UConn and No. 10 Oregon. The Sooners' only home losses this season have come to the Longhorns and Florida.

The Sooners five players averaging double-figure scoring consists three seniors and two freshmen. Gabbie Ortiz and Vionise Pierre-Louis lead the way at 14.3 points per game. Freshmen Shaina Pellington and Ann Llanusa average 12.9 and 11.7 per game, respectively.


The Series
Oklahoma leads the all-time series against TCU, 21-4, including a 13-0 mark in Norman. The Sooners have won six straight dating back to TCU's last win in the series, a 76-66 decision in Fort Worth on Mar. 1, 2014. That is TCU's lone win over Oklahoma since joining the Big 12 Conference in 2012-13.


Up Next
The Frogs return home to host Texas Tech on Sunday at Schollmaier Arena at 2 p.m. The game will air on many FOX Sports Networks. The Lady Raiders have started Big 12 play 0-2 and host Kansas on Wednesday before traveling to Fort Worth.

 

 

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