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TCU Women open conference play with 62-48 win over WVU

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The Frogs picked up where they left out, using a dominant defense to open their Big 12 season with a big win.

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The Frogs trailed just once Wednesday night in their Big 12 opener Wednesday night, using a dominant defensive performance and a big night from Amy Okonkwo to start their conference season 1-0 at the Schollmaier.

In the process, the Frogs set several all-time marks, including the best start in school history.

After splitting the season series a year ago, TCU utterly dominated a Mountaineer team that was 9-2 heading into the evening. The Frogs had two scorers in double-digits, led by Okonkwo’s 17, as the senior came off the bench and ignited the offense as she had done so many times a season ago. Superstar center Jordan Moore had another big night, scoring 11 points, pulling down four rebounds, and blocking three shots - in just 20 minutes of play.

The Frogs led by five after the first and by 14 at the half, as they held the Eers to just eight points in the second quarter. The defensive effort was the difference - TCU shot just 43% from the floor and under 40% from three, but held the Eers to a scant 32% shooting from the field and a 5-15 night from deep. TCU dominated the paint and was the deeper team all night, leading to the big win.

Ten players saw court time for TCU with nine scoring, with Jayde Woods (9/3/3) and Lauren Heard (7/5/3) filling it up as well. It was a great night for Raegan Pebley’s squad, who run their record to 11-1 on the season, with a Sunday trip to Stillwater next on deck. TCU will be back home on Saturday January 12th for a matchup with Baylor, currently a top ten team.