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#2 Baylor escapes Big 12 battle with TCU

TCU proved to be a tough conference fight for Baylor as they look to show up doubters. Baylor struggled on the line in the hard fought battle.

Moon Ursin #12 and Lauren Cox #15 of the Baylor Bears celebrate a basket.
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On Wednesday night Baylor made the 90 minute trek to Fort Worth and left with the victory over conference foe TCU, 66-57. Both teams traded leads throughout most of the fourth quarter. The Horned Frogs didn’t make it easy for the Lady Bears, allowing only 30 first half points. It was Baylor’s second-lowest scoring effort in the first 20 minutes of play so far this season.

The fourth quarter proved crucial, despite TCU gaining the lead in the third quarter and poor shooting at the line for Baylor. The Lady Bears tore into the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run, then held the Horned Frogs to just 4-of-16 in the final quarter. TCU struggled to penetrate inside thanks to Baylor’s All-American Lauren Cox. She finished the contest with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Queen Egbo and Te’a Cooper led the team with 14 points each.

After reaching the 1,000 point mark against Oklahoma, Kianna Ray led with 16 points, moving to 19th on TCU’s all-time scoring chart. Lauren Heard added 11 points, while Adeola Akomolafe notched a team high nine rebounds.

TCU remains in second place in the Big 12 with a 4-2 conference record. Baylor is still in sole possession of the top spot with an undefeated record of 5-0. They’ll face each other again February 12 in Waco.