WACO, Texas – The TCU women’s basketball team faced a tough task on Wednesday night, but battled and hung tough in a 77-54 loss at No. 2 Baylor inside the Ferrell Center.
TCU (8-8, 0-5) matched Baylor’s physicality and finished even with the Bears in rebounds, 48-48. That against a Baylor (16-1, 5-0) team that entered with an NCAA-best +26.9 rebounding margin and had outrebounded every team this season.
The Frogs’ downfall was 18 turnovers and a season-low 27 percent shooting. On the other side, Baylor committed just six turnovers, shot 42 percent and used 13 blocks, which pushed TCU’s shooting percentage down.
AJ Alix led TCU with 17 points and five assists while Jada Butts added 15 points. They each hit three 3-pointers as part of TCU’s eight makes from deep. Amber Ramirez returned after missing the last seven games and connected on the other two 3-pointers as part of eight points off the bench. Lauren Cox led Baylor with 19 points off the bench on 8-of-9 shooting.
On the boards, Adeola Akomolafe led TCU with nine rebounds followed by seven board from Amy Okonkwo.