Sophomore guard Amber Ramirez led the Horned Frogs with 33 points on 11 three-pointers. The 11 threes were a TCU and Big 12 single-game record with Ramirez’s 33 points being the most for a Horned Frog since 2013.
Ramirez had no hesitation when asked what allowed her to score a career-high 33 points.
“My teammates,” she said. “I give all the credit to them.”
Along with Ramirez’s career day, TCU also broke some season and program records in their 50-point victory. The teams’ 18 made three-pointers set a program high and tied the Big 12 record. They also set season highs in points, rebounds, assists, and field goal percentage.
The Horned Frogs outscored the Lions 30-22 in the first quarter but were outscored 23-20 in the second quarter to make it just a five-point game at halftime. Southeastern Louisiana made 10 three-pointers in the first half.
“They opened up the game 10-20 and just kept knocking it down,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said of the first half. “It was really a test for us.”
However, the Lions would manage to score just 17 points in the second half as the Horned Frogs stretched their five-point halftime advantage into a 50-point victory.
“Halftime we just challenged ourselves again,” Pebley said. “We had to get tougher, had to take it personally and had to come out more aggressively defensively.”
The Horned Frogs would score 31 points in both the third and fourth quarters, with five players finishing the game in double figures.
TCU’s 62 points in the second half are tied for the second most in program history. The Horned Frogs shot 60 percent from the field in the second half, but Pebley thought her team could’ve been better.
“I think when we go back and look at film we are going to see probably just a handful of what I would call bad shots,” Pebley said.
TCU returns to the hardwood at Schollmaier Arena Dec. 17 when they face Northwestern State. Tip off is set for 2:00 p.m.