GoFrogs: Horned Frogs Hustle Past Army in Maggie Dixon Classic Triumph
The Horned Frogs hosted the 17th annual Maggie Dixon Classic opposite Army, the same program the late Black Knights head coach led to the NCAA Tournament in 2006.
And TCU played its most complete game of the 2023-24 campaign thus far to help celebrate a special afternoon, rolling the Black Knights 88-51.
TCU capped a perfect 5-0 homestand to open the season with the win. In the process, Mark Campbell became the first first-year head coach in program history to win his inaugural five games in purple and white.
Madison Conner and Sedona Prince could single-handedly have won the game on their own. The transfer duo scored 57 combined points.
Prince pocketed a career-best 33 points on 12-19 shooting. The 6-7 center also recorded her NCAA-leading fourth double-double. She pulled down a career-best 16 rebounds over 35 minutes.
Conner, the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week, scored an easy 24 points on the strength of a 7-15 mark from downtown. The junior's seven deep balls were a career-high.
Prince and Conner bagged 15 points apiece over the first 20 minutes to stake TCU to a 45-24 halftime edge.
The tandem, alongside Jaden Owens (11 points, nine assists) scored 17 of the Horned Frogs' first 20 points, giving TCU a 20-11 lead at the 1:30 mark of the opening frame.
Conner canned her fourth long ball of the first half with 1:47 to go to stretch the lead to 38-21, then followed with an and-one finish inside to stake TCU to its first 20-point lead of the ballgame.
Conner's consecutive three-point plays capped a 16-1 run. TCU held Army (1-4) scoreless for more than four minutes over its decisive scoring surge.
TCU scored 13 unanswered points halfway through the third quarter to stretch its advantage to 60-28.
The fourth quarter afforded the Horned Frogs an opportunity to give its second unit an extended look. Victoria Flores and DaiJa Turner scored four points apiece in the final period. Flores, a freshman from Dallas, also dished out a career-high three assists over eight minutes of action.
TCU assisted on a season-high 24 of its 32 attempts from the field. The Horned Frogs are now assisting on 71 percent (93132) of their field goals.
Conner matched Owens for the game-lead in assists. Her nine dimes were a career-high.
The Horned Frogs knocked down 10 three-pointers for the third game this season.
TCU held Army to a 32.8 percent clip (20-61) from the field. The Horned Frogs have held all five of their opponents under 33 percent shooting this season.
The Horned Frogs finished with a season-high 12 steals, with Agnes Emma-Nnopu (seven points, three rebounds) accounting for three.
TCU hits the road for the first time this season to partake in the St. Pete Showcase on Nov. 23-25 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Horned Frogs battle UTEP on Thanksgiving Day, then face perennial NCAA Tournament contender Nebraska two days later on Nov. 25. Both games tip off at 11 a.m. CT.