Fort Worth, TX -- Roddricka Patton set the tone for this first quarter full of three-point attempts. Although TCU was able to pull ahead with a 10-9 lead a few minutes into the game, the Cowgirls took the reins early in the first quarter with Kaylee Jensen claiming 6 of their 12 points by the 4:30 mark.
TCU did not back down and came back to tie up the game 19-19 with less than a minute left in the first quarter. The Cowgirls 67% field goal completion gave them the slight edge by the end of the quarter at 21-19.
Second quarter was an exciting time for TCU as AJ Alix started off the quarter with a 3 for the Horned Frogs and Zahna Medley broke the team record for the most 3-pointers with 297 career 3-pointers.
Despite the point effort from OSU's Jensen, the Horned Frogs put up quite the fight to take over this quarter. The energy was undeniable in Schollmaier Arena as TCU closed the first half up 38-35.
Brittney Martin's impressive 16-point contribution this game gave her confidence to attempt to regain the lead for OSU. However, thanks to the energy from the relentless Horned Frogs and a field goal from Medley, TCU found themselves with a 7-point lead with a little under 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
This streak continued with field goals from Jada Butts and Medley to secure a 12-point lead for the Horned Frogs with about 2 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Martin pushes forward to reach her 20-point total for the game, next to Jensen's 15-point total for OSU. Still, the Horned Frogs dominate this quarter 59-49 TCU.
The Horned Frogs harnessed the liveliness of Schollmaier Arena to acquire a game high 13-point lead for TCU, following Butt's 3-point shot with 8:24 left in the game. Martin attempts to carry her team back, now with an extraordinary 28-point game total, but the team effort of the Horned Frogs could not be shaken. With an entire crowd chanting "T-C-U", TCU claimed their victory 79-65 to defeat the #17 ranked Cowgirls.
Jim Littell, OSU head coach, reflected on their tough loss to a "tremendous" TCU team by striving for a "better basketball IQ" moving forward.
TCU head coach, Raegan Pebley, credited their mindset of "one possession at a time" for their victory this afternoon over the Cowgirls. Coach Pebley revealed that Zahna Medley led a major 4th quarter time-out, in which she encouraged the team to "prove everyone wrong", and to contribute to TCU's amazing "4th quarter execution".
TCU's leading scorer with 20 points and university record breaking 297 career 3-pointers, a very humble Medley considers her new record a "blessing".
The Horned Frogs hit the road to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, February 24 at 6 pm (CT) and the Cowgirls host the Kansas Jayhawks in Stillwater also on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm (CT).