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Second Half Comeback Comes Up Short

Associated Press
By Associated Press

Texas Tech
Stat Comparison
Category TCU
Points 90 83
FGM-A 24-46  28-73 
FG% .522  .384 
3 FGM-A  10-20 8-17 
3 FG% .500  .471
FTM-A  32-39 19-25 
FT% .821  .760 
Rebounds  37 34
Assists  17 6
Turnovers  18 11
Blocks  11
Steals  3
Individual Leaders
Category TCU OU
Points Okonkwo - 21 Manning - 24 
Rebounds Moore - 11  Pierre-Louis - 10
Assists Ray - 7 Pellington - 2 
Steals Three  Players - 1 Ortiz - 3 
Blocks Two Players - 3 Pierre-Louis - 3 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year Amy Okonkwo scored 21 points and Amber Ramirez added 19, leading the parade to the foul line in the closing minutes as fifth-seeded TCU held off No. 4 seed Oklahoma, 90-83, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Saturday.

Kianna Ray had 14 points and Dakota Vann 13 for the Horned Frogs (19-11), who play the winner of Kansas State-Baylor in the first semifinal on Sunday.

TCU led by 21 late in the second quarter, courtesy of hitting 9 of 15 3-point attempts in the first half, but the Sooners charged back with a 15-0 run in the third quarter to get within one. A 3-pointer from Maddie Manning had the Sooners within 71-67 with 4:42 to play but seven straight misses followed.

The Horned Frogs made 15 of 16 free throws in the final two minutes with Ramirez going 4 of 5 in the last minute.

Oklahoma shot 32 percent and TCU 61 percent in the first half, which ended 50-35.

Manning had 24 points and Shaina Pellington 22, each netting 16 in the second half, for the Sooners (16-14).

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• Maddie Manning's 24 points were one shy of tying her career and the most points scored by the Ankeny, Iowa, natiive in a Big 12 Championship game in her career.

• Shaina Pellington added 22 points, marking only the third time in history that the Sooners had two players with 20 or more points in a Big 12 Championship game (March 6, 2002; March 8, 2007).

• Ana Llanusa connected on four 3-pointers and scored 17 points. OU's freshman class combined for 41 of the Sooners' 83 points scored. 

• OU fell to 25-17 all-time at the Big 12 Championship. Saturday's game marked the first postseason meeting with TCU. OU is 11-7 all-time in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal games. 

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