Women’s basketball completes season sweep of Kansas

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The Horned Frogs scored 31 points in the third quarter against the Jayhawks, a season high. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com

Led by senior Jordan Moore, TCU women’s basketball rode a dominant third quarter to a must-needed road win, completing the season sweep of Kansas 76-66.

Moore tied her career-high with 28 points on 11-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds and three blocks. It was the center’s fourth time this season to have back-to-back 20-point games, as she scored 27 in last week’s loss against Kansas State.

“Jordan [Moore] has just been really consistent for us,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “She is playing really patient, smart basketball and just continues to be steady for us.”

It was the senior’s dominant effort that propelled TCU to a 31-point third quarter on 73.3 percent shooting as a team. Guard Kianna Ray poured in 11 points of her own, and the Horned Frogs led by as much as 21.

Ray finished with 18 points, four assists, three blocks and two steals. With four made three-pointers, it was the junior’s 10th game this season with three or more made from beyond the arc.

The game started close, with neither team having answer for the other’s offensive firepower. Both teams shot over 40 percent, but a 7-2 run by TCU to end the quarter put them up 21-18.

This intensity carried into the second quarter, and another run by the Horned Frogs, this one 13-2, gave them the 37-29 advantage going into the locker room at half.

Then, the Horned Frogs went off. Their highest scoring and most efficient quarter of the season blew the game open and gave them a 68-47 advantage with just ten minutes left to play. 

The Horned Frogs cruised from there, never letting their lead dip below 10.  The victory seals TCU’s second season sweep of the season, as they completed the sweep of Texas Tech on Feb. 6.

“This was a game where a lot of people played important roles and did their jobs,” Pebley said. “It is so hard to win on the road, so you value those wins, you appreciate them, and you celebrate them.”

TCU will stay on the road for their next contest for a 4:30 p.m. contest on Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman.