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Rick Nixon | | January 16, 2018

TCU topples top dogs to earn Team of the Week

  The Horned Frogs topped Texas and West Virginia, a pair of Top 15 teams.

TCU served notice of NCAA tournament contention by scoring consecutive wins over ranked teams for just the second time ever as the Horned Frogs shocked Texas and West Virginia to earn Team of the Week honors. 

The Frogs improved to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12 Conference with the two signature wins.

TCU got everyone’s attention with a 79-77 home win over No. 7 Texas on Jan. 10 in Fort Worth.  The Frogs snapped a six-game losing skid against Texas and grabbed their first win over a top-10 team since 2009 as junior center Jordan Moore led TCU with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and also added five blocks, including two in the final two minutes. TCU set a school record with an 81.8 percent mark from 3-point range on 9-of-11 shooting, including a pair of clutch treys in the final minute. The second came from sophomore guard Kianna Ray who also made the go-ahead free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, capping off a career-high 17 points.

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The Frogs followed that up with a 76-74 overtime win over No. 15 West Virginia at West Virginia Coliseum on Saturday evening. TCU came back from 18 points down in the third period and shocked the Mountaineers to win in Morgantown for the first time in program history. The win avenged an earlier home loss to West Virginia that took place on Dec. 28.


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In the win, TCU outscored West Virginia 21-10 in the fourth period to force the overtime. Amy Okonkwo led TCU with 16 points, including the game-tying layup in the fourth period and the game-winning three-pointer in overtime. Okonkwo added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Moore also had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. TCU outrebounded West Virginia, 49-37, with three different Frogs snagging double-figure rebounds.  In addition to Okonkwo and Moore, Ray added 11 rebounds.

The Frogs next return home to host Kansas on Jan. 20. TCU will also be looking to avenge an earlier loss to Kansas after falling to the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on New Year's Eve.

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