Massive win for the program. This is a tournament team.
“Leadership and experience are so important this time of year, and we are seeing that in a lot of different ways from our team right now,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said.
Iowa State senior guard Bridget Carleton was the Cyclones main offensive production, scoring 34 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. She entered leading the Big 12 in points per game (20.6).
Succeeding a 15-point first quarter performance from Carleton, TCU’s (18-6, 8-5 Big 12) defense kicked it up a notch in the second quarter and held Carleton to just two points. The Frogs outscored Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12), 21-10, to regain the lead, 40-35, at the half.
“We knew we were going to have to play hard,” Pebley said. “In the second quarter we changed our mindset to not just going out and executing, but putting our heart more into it.”
The Frogs won the rebound battle, 46-42, and held Iowa State to 28 percent from beyond the arc.
So pumped to watch this duo in action in the near future.
Daimarqua Foster (freshman): As one of just two four-star recruits in TCU’s 2019 signing class, the Hirschi High School product (Wichita Falls) was rated the No. 8 running back from the state of Texas in a recent 247Sports Composite evaluation. Foster, who chose TCU over SMU, Baylor and others, rushed for 2,800 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior at Hirschi last fall a year after finding the end zone 46 times on the ground as a junior.
Darwin Barlow (freshman): Barlow joins Foster as another talented addition to TCU’s backfield after capturing back-to-back Texas state titles with Newton High School, most recently defeating Canadian for the Class 3A championship in December. The three-star prospect -- rated the No. 52 player from Texas in the Class of 2019 -- rushed for 2,366 yards and 42 touchdowns as a senior last fall.