Senior guards Kianna Ray and Jaycee Bradley led TCU women’s basketball to an upset victory over No. 25 West Virginia Mountaineers 73-60, Sunday night at Schollmaier Arena.
Ray and Bradley combined for 33 points and eight three-pointers as they helped push the Horned Frogs to their 14th win of the season. TCU is now tied for second place in the Big 12 standings with a 5-2 mark in conference play.
“This was a good win for our team,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “This is a good RPI win. A good win over a ranked opponent. There were some unique challenges to this game. To this day. I am just proud of how we showed a lot of maturity and focus.”
TCU scored a season-high 28 first-quarter points and shot nearly 60 percent as the team. The Horned Frogs would end the first quarter with a 28-9 lead.
TCU would extend its lead to 35-17 in the second quarter but the Mountaineers responded with 11 unanswered points to cut TCU’s lead to just seven points.
TCU responded with a 7-2 lead to go into halftime with an 11-point lead, 42-31.
In the third quarter, six different Horned Frogs scored to extend the team’s lead to 15 points with ten minutes left to play, but West Virginia would respond by cutting the lead to single digits after hitting three-straight three-pointers.
The Mountaineers would only cut the lead to nine points though, as TCU finished out the win 73-60.
Junior guard Lauren Heard helped seal the win for the Horned Frogs by scoring five of her 10 points in the fourth quarter.
The win marks TCU’s second win over an AP Top-25 ranked team this season.
TCU is back on the road next as they take on Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stillwater.