Frogs Slip in Arkansas
TCU falls 81-65 in wintry Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Dec. 30)- The TCU Lady Frogs dropped their second straight game by an 81-65 count to the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks on Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark. The Frogs hung tough in the first half, but were unable to put together 40 solid minutes for the second consecutive contest.
TCU (7-4) trailed 39-33 at halftime, but an athletic Arkansas unit ran off the first 14 points of the second stanza to steam ahead 53-33. TCU was outscored 18-0 over a 5:01 span until a layup by Ashanti Nix snapped the run at the 16:18 mark of the second half.
The feisty Frogs mounted a charge in the late going, and a three-pointer by Jill Sutton with 3:55 remaining trimmed the lead to 10. However, the Frogs couldn't creep any closer and suffered a 16-point loss. It was TCU's first road loss in three games this season.
TCU was led by freshman Ebony Shaw, who posted a career-high 16 points in 23 minutes. Shaw also added a team-high eight rebounds off the bench. Jill Sutton contributed 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range and twin sister Amy Porter netted 10 points and six rebounds.
Arkansas (8-3) shot a sizzling 51.6 percent from the field for the night, connecting on 32-of-62 shots. Previously, only one TCU opponent (Texas) had managed more than 40-percent shooting.
TCU is now 1-19 all-time against Arkansas, a former Southwestern Conference
foe. The Frogs host the Brown Bears on Monday, January 1, at 2:00 p.m. in
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in the team's final nonconference test of the season.
TCU opens its final season of WAC play in Honolulu, Hawai'i, on January 5
against the Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine.