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    GoFrogs: TCU Women Fall To No. 1 Baylor
    WACO, Texas – Senior Amy Okonkwo scored a season-high 28 points as the TCU women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought 89-71 decision on the road against No. 1 Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Saturday afternoon.

    Okonkwo, who had 14 points in the first quarter alone, finished 9-of-13 from the field, including a career-high tying four three-pointers while playing a career-most 34 minutes. She also added five rebounds, four steals and an assist.

    Jayde Woods also scored in double-digits, finishing with 10 points for the Horned Frogs (17-6, 7-5 Big 12). For the Lady Bears (21-1, 11-0) post-players Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown combined for 50 points, scoring 32 and 18, respectively.

    Amy Okonkwo set the tone early for TCU, hitting all four of her three-pointers and scoring 14 points in the first quarter alone as the Horned Frogs fought to keep it a three-point game after the first 10 minutes, 23-20.

    Jordan Moore opened the second quarter by powering her way past Brown for a bucket to cut it to a one-point game at 23-22 but Baylor answered with a 5-0 run to go up by six.

    Kianna Ray quickly responded with a 3-pointer before another Lady Bears run, this one 8-2, pushed their lead to nine.

    Back-to-back buckets by Lauren Heard and Okonkwo brought it back to a five-point game before a long two by Lauren Cox ended the half with the scoreboard reading 38-31.

    That advantage quickly reached double-digits early in the second half as the Lady Bears scored the first five points out of the break.

    A Heard layup ended that run, but the Lady Bears kept applying the pressure and did not let the Frogs get within 12 for the remainder of the game.

    48– Senior Amy Okonkwo has scored 48 points in two games against Baylor this season after netting a season-high 28 today and 20 in the first matchup on Jan. 12. She has shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) overall against the Lady Bears this season, including 50 percent (8-of-16) from 3-point range. Her 28 points on Saturday were the most by a TCU player since she had 31 against Hampton on Dec. 20, 2017.

    TCU Head Coach Raegan Pebley
    "This wasn't the result that we came here for and prepared for, but I'm always proud of our team, the women that they are and the toughness that they continue to show. (The message] is always the same as every game, honestly. Whether we win or lose or whether we are playing against the No. 1-ranked team in the country or anybody, we try to handle things very routine. We don't get too high and we don't get too low. You learn from your wins as much as you learn from your losses. February is a month where you have to keep finding ways to get better and stay really engaged and locked in on both ends of the floor."

    TCU will return home to host No. 22 Iowa State at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena.

    TCU Women's Basketball Postgame Notes
    Feb. 9, 2019 – Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center)
    Attendance: 6,327
    TCU (17-6, 7-5) – 71
    No. 1 Baylor (21-1, 11-0) – 89

    * TCU started with a lineup of Adeola Akomolafe, Amy Okonkwo, Kianna Ray, Jordan Moore, and Lauren Heard for the ninth consecutive game.
    * TCU is now 4-4 in true road games this season.
    * Saturday's game was TCU's fourth against a ranked team this season and its first against a No. 1-ranked team since Nov. 26, 2016, at Notre Dame.
    * The Frogs trailed at halftime for just the eighth time this season and are now 3-5 in those contests.
    * TCU did not record a block for the first time since Jan. 25, 2017, against Texas.
    * The Frogs had eight different players record points and 11 see game action in the contest.
    * TCU outscored Baylor, 15-14, in second-chance points and 23-13 in points off the bench.
    * TCU head coach Raegan Pebley received her first technical foul of the season at the 6:22 mark of the third quarter.
    * The Frogs wore their anthracite jerseys.


    Lauren Heard
    * Finished with nine points, three rebounds and three assists.
    * Marked her 16th game this season with 3+ assists and 10th in 12 conference games.

    Jordan Moore
    * Finished with six points, moving her career total to 1,324 which ranks ninth on TCU's all-time scoring list.
    * Also added one rebound and now has 779 for her career, giving her sole possession of fourth on TCU's career chart as she breaks a tie with Janice Dziuk (1986-90).

    Amy Okonkwo
    * Scored a season-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range.
    * Her 28 points were the most by a TCU player this season and the most by a Horned Frog since she had 31 vs. Hampton on Dec. 20, 2017.
    * The four 3-pointers tie a career high which she has now accomplished five times, last against Baylor on Jan. 12, 2019.
    * Also played a career-high 34 minutes, breaking her previous high of 32.
    * Has now scored 48 points against Baylor this season as her previous high this year was 20 against the Lady Bears on Jan. 12
    * It was her ninth consecutive game scoring in double-digits, 17th this season and 63rd of her career.
    * Marked her second 20+-point effort of the season and 12th of her career.
    * Also had five rebounds, an assist and four steals.
    * Has now scored 1,124 points in a TCU uniform, moving her past Vernell Armstrong (1,102) into 16th on TCU's career scoring chart.
    * Hit her first four 3-pointers and first five shots of the game
    * Finished with 14 of TCU's 20 points in the first quarter.
    * Had TCU's first four made field goals of the game and scored the team's first 11 points.
    * Led all players with 18 points at halftime.
    * Marked her fourth game this season and eighth of her career in which she has hit three-or-more 3-pointers.

    Jayde Woods
    * Finished with 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line..
    * It was her fourth game this season in double-digits, all of which have come in the last seven contests, and the eighth of her career.
    * Also added three rebounds.

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