Preview: at Oklahoma
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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