Senior guard Lauren Heard scored a career-high in points on Saturday afternoon, but that was not enough for TCU as they fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers 79-70.
Heard scored 34 points in the loss and moved into 10th place on the TCU all-time scoring list with 1,344 career points. She was also 9-of-9 from the free throw line and had five assists.
After 12 lead changes in the first half, West Virginia went into halftime leading 38-35.
The Mountaineers went on a 10-0 run and outscored the Horned Frogs 18-10 in the third period despite shooting just 30% in the quarter.
TCU would come out strong to start the fourth quarter and came within six points of West Virginia, trailing 63-57 at one point. The Mountaineers would then go on a 6-2 run to extend the lead to double digits.
West Virginia’s Kysre Gondrezick scored 16 points in the second half to push the Mountaineers to win.
TCU is now 5-15 all-time against the Mountaineers and 3-6 when facing West Virginia at home.
Forward Michelle Berry had a team-best eight rebounds and Patricia Morris scored a season-high eight points in her first-time seeing action since Dec. 22. All eight of her points came from the free throw line.
Four Horned Frog seniors were honored after the game: Emma Schmidt, Aahliyah Jackson, Michelle Berry, and Lauren Heard.
TCU will play the Kansas Jayhawks on the road on Sunday, Feb. 7. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.