Preview: No. 3 Baylor (Senior Night)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU women's basketball looks for a third consecutive win as No. 3 Baylor visits Schollmaier Arena for a 5 p.m. contest on Saturday. It will be Senior Night as TCU will honor Toree Thompson and Sydney Coleman in a postgame ceremony.
TCU (18-9, 9-7) has won its last two games, including a 72-60 victory at Texas Tech on Wednesday. The Frogs sit in a tie for fourth place in the Big 12 standings and are just one game out of third place. Baylor (26-1, 16-0) clinched the Big 12 regular season title in its last game, a 93-87 win at Texas on Monday.
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TCU held Texas Tech to just 17 first-half points, including a scoreless stretch for the final 7:19 of the second quarter, building a 21-point halftime lead. The Frogs led by 26 points in the fourth quarter before the Lady Raiders closed the game on a run that made the final score closer.
Amy Okonkwo led TCU with 19 points, including 8-of-10 from the free throw line. No other Frogs scored in double figures, but five had seven or more points as the Frogs swept their season series against the Lady Raiders.
2. TCU is tied with Oklahoma State for fourth place in the Big 12 standings, just one game behind third-place Oklahoma and one game ahead of sixth-place West Virginia. The Frogs can finish anywhere from third to sixth ahead of next week's Big 12 Championships.
3. TCU has already won two games against ranked teams this season. The Frogs have won three against ranked teams just twice in program history, doing so in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Baylor ranks second in the NCAA in scoring offense (87.1 ppg) and second in scoring margin (+31.1). The Lady Bears lead the nation with a +18.6 rebounding margin. Kalani Brown (20.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg) and Lauren Cox (14.8, 9.0) form on of the nation's top frontcourt duos.
The first 27 meetings in the series came when both teams were Southwest Conference members. The two teams never met in the 16 seasons between TCU's SWC and Big 12 memberships.
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