SMU Women Beat Tulsa

DALLAS (SMU) – Alicia Froling recorded her 15th double-double of the season, tying the SMU single-season record set by Shasta Smothers-Johnson during the 1984-85 season, leading the SMU women’s basketball team to a 62-41 victory against Tulsa Saturday. Froling scored 16 points with 16 rebounds in the 21-point win, matching the Mustangs’ largest margin of victory in conference play.

The Mustangs (14-12, 5-8 American Athletic Conference) outscored Tulsa (8-19, 4-10 The American) 34-19 in the second half to secure the 10th win in Moody Coliseum this season. SMU held the Golden Hurricane to just three field goals in the first quarter, leading 15-8 after the first 10 minutes. Tulsa won the second quarter, 14-13, making two of its four 3-pointers during the second period, cutting the SMU lead to six at halftime, 28-22, before the second-half surge by the Mustangs.

McKenzie Adams led SMU with a game-high 16 points, reaching double figures for the fifth time in the last five games and 18th time this season. Stephanie Collins matched her career high with 12 rebounds and scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting. Morgan Bolton tallied seven of SMU’s 18 assists, and Kiara Perry had four of SMU’s six steals.

The Mustangs went 25-for-65 from the field, 38.5 percent, while holding Tulsa to 15-for-63, 23.8 percent. SMU outrebounded the Golden Hurricane 54-38, grabbing 43 defensive rebounds. SMU scored 26 points in the paint, and 17 on the fast break.

SMU plays its next two games on the road, playing at Memphis Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Mustangs wrap up the regular season at home on Feb. 27 against Houston.