TCU struggled to seek out its offensive rhythm and scored simply 11 first half factors as No. four Baylor rolled the Frogs, 79-55, on Saturday in front of three,844 at Schollmaier Area.
Dropping its last two Huge 12 street games, TCU (eleven-4, 1-three Massive 12) returned residence with hopes of dropping a prime-5 opponent.
Baylor (13-1, 3-zero Huge 12) came out calm offensively, but aggressive on the defensive finish holding TCU to 27 % capturing within the first quarter.
With not much falling, the Frogs found themselves down 16-9 heading into the second quarter.
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Baylor’s 6-foot-7 publish Kalani Brown, a Nationwide Participant of the Yr candidate, was a menace for Baylor, scoring 10 points and blocking three photographs within the first half.
TCU went ice cold in the second quarter as Baylor outscored the Frogs 19-2, with freshman Yummy Morris’ being the lone scorer with two free-throws.
“Sluggish starts to any Massive 12 workforce goes to be really arduous to recuperate from,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley stated. “I felt like our second half was a lot better, however our offensive in the first half was uninspiring.”
The Bears pressured 14 turnovers in the first half and held TCU to 14 % capturing throughout the board to construct a 35-eleven lead on the half.
TCU was capable of finding some rhythm to start out the second half but its deficit was simply an excessive amount of to overcome.
“We’ve got to open video games with that sort of pep,” Pebley stated of Amy Okonkwo’s offensive spark within the second half. “That willingness to play your position, Amy is a scorer for us.”
Okonkwo was the primary Frog to hit double-digit scoring, flattening two 3-pointers within the third quarter to complete eleven.
Within the fourth quarter, TCU full-courtroom pressed and compelled again-to-again Baylor turnovers to lead to a quick seven points.
A couple of quarters too late, Okonkwo began to heat up from the ground scoring seven factors within the first three minutes of the fourth.
Capturing over 50 % as a group, Juicy Landrum scored 16 of her recreation-excessive 23 factors in the second half to steer Baylor over TCU.
“Work,” commented Pebley on what her message can be to her staff following its third-straight loss. “Its work, and we have now to set the tone stronger in follow and our management needs to be so much stronger from our seniors.”
Okonkwo finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, including 4 3-pointers. Jordan Moore posted her third double-double of the season with eleven points and 10 rebounds.
Kianna Ray’s thirteen points all got here within the second half.
Baylor pressured 19 turnovers and shot over 50 % from the sector.
TCU will remain at house as Texas Tech heads to Fort Value on Wednesday with a 6:30 p.m. tip-off.