Big comeback pushes TCU past Kansas

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    The TCU women’s basketball is already making leaps and bounds in its second season in the Big 12, as it scored a 52-50 comeback win over the Kansas Jayhawks Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

    The team wiped out an 11-point deficit in the final five minutes of play to move their overall record to 11-4, and their conference record to 2-1.

    Junior guard Donielle Breaux, a former Jayhawks player herself, led the comeback charge with 10 straight points late in the second half to bring the Frogs to within a point with just 2:53 left to play.

    The teams battled back and forth in the final few minutes, but sophomore guard Zahna Medley found junior guard Natalie Ventress for an open 3-pointer, which put the Frogs ahead 49-48.

    With another defensive stop, a jumper from junior guard Veja Hamilton and a made free throw from senior center Latricia Lovings, the Frogs found themselves at the end of a 16-0 run that left them four points ahead with just 22 seconds left on the clock.

    Breaux, who played her freshman season at Kansas, led the team with 14 points, with two 3-pointers on 4 attempts.

    Lovings had a solid all-around game, scoring eight points to go with eight rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists.

    The Frogs forced season-high 24 turnovers by Kansas, and took the battle in the paint by a margin of 26-18.

    The loss dropped the Jayhawks to winless (0-3) in league play, while moving their overall record to 7-8 on the season.

    With the win, coach Frogs coach Jeff Mittie notched his 296th victory with TCU.

    The women’s basketball team is next in action at 7 p.m. on Saturday, when they travel to Waco to take on the 7th ranked Baylor Bears.