TCU Tops OU in Fort Worth

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma


FORT WORTH, Texas   Shaina Pellington led the way with 24 points off the bench, but it would not be enough as a fast start by TCU was too much for Oklahoma to overome as the Sooners fell 86-71 on Tuesday night.

Four early 3-pointers from TCU (13-5, 3-4 Big 12) in the opening quarter allowed the Horned Frogs to build a 22-10 lead. The Sooners (5-12, 1-5 Big 12) finished with 11 turnovers in the first half, allowing the Horned Frogs to score 11 points off of OU miscues and build a 39-24 halftime lead.

A 3-pointer from Jessi Murcer trimmed the deficit down to seven points with 7:42 to go in the fourth quarter, but TCU answered with a 7-0 run to rebuild a double-digit advantage.

Pellington finished 10-of-18 from the field and was 4-of-6 from the free throw line to pick up her third 20-point game of the season.

Madi Williams also finished in double figures with 14 points and led the Sooners with eight rebounds.

Murcer added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Ana Llanusa chipped in eight points and matched her career high with four steals. Ijeoma Odimgbe tied her career-high with four blocks.

TCU's Jordan Moore earned a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds. Moore was 10-for-15 from the field and recorded four blocks. Lauren Heard added a career-high 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Frogs. Amy Okonkwo finished with 16 points, while Jayde Woods chipped in 10 points off the bench.

OU outshot TCU, .464-.455, from the field and .385-.300 from the range. The Horned Frogs finished with a .833 free throw percentage, while OU posted a .737 clip at the line.

TCU won the outrebounding battle, 36-32, and took advantage of 17 offensive rebounds with 19 second chance points. The Sooners finished with a season-high six blocks.

The Sooners return home Sunday to host No. 2/3 Baylor inside Lloyd Noble Center. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. CT and tickets are available here.

Fans are encouraged to participate in OU's annual Teddy Bear Toss, which will occur at halftime. All donations go to the United Way.

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