Led by Lauren Heard’s season-high 26 points and Michelle Berry’s game-winning layup, the Horned Frogs upset the No. 25 Texas Longhorns in Austin on Friday.
This is the first time in program history that TCU has won in Austin.
“I think it was a great game if you were a basketball fan just to watch two teams really competing. Our games against Texas have been just like that only a different outcome over the last year,” head coach Raegan Pebley said.
Berry finished with a season-high 15 points and 11 rebounds in the contest.
The first quarter was a battle, seeing several lead changes. A Yummy Morris lay-up gave the Frogs a slim 13-12 lead to end the period.
Texas opened the second quarter with a 10-1 scoring run, leading by as many as eight points before TCU responded back with a 10-3 run of their own to cut the lead down to a point.
The Longhorns would go into halftime with a 32-27 lead.
TCU came out of halftime strong, going on another scoring run to lead 37-34 before Texas would even make its first field goal. Texas would counter TCU’s scoring run by going on yet another run of their own, but the Horned Frogs would end the third period with a 50-45 lead.
After TCU had its biggest lead of the night, 58-49, Texas would then go on an 11-2 run to tie things up at 60 with 1:39 on the clock.
Jayde Woods made a free throw to end the Longhorns run, but Texas would come back down the court to make a three-pointer at the 38-second mark to go up 63-61.
Woods would then hit a runner to tie the game 63-63. Then, after a Texas turnover, Berry hit the game-winning tip-in with 6.7 seconds left.
TCU would force another turnover and run out the clock to secure the win.
“I’m proud of just the toughness that our team showed. We built that lead towards the end, timeout, and then three possessions that didn’t go our way. We gave up a penetration and a score turned the ball over and then fouled,” Pebley said.
TCU returns to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena next Wednesday, Jan. 8, for its Big 12 home-opener against Texas Tech. Tip-off between the Horned Frogs and Lady Raiders is set for 6:30 p.m., and the contest will be streamed on HFTV.