TCU Tops OU in Fort Worth
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.