Tech Comes Up Short at TCU|
Shauntal Nobles led Texas Tech with 12 points.
Feb. 8, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Tech senior center Shauntal Nobles scored 12 points and junior guard Amber Battle added 10 points and eight rebounds on Saturday but the Lady Raiders could not overcome and early first-half deficit as TCU pulled away with a 72-57 win at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Tech (6-17, 0-12 Big 12) had 10 turnovers -- seven off steals -- in the first half resulting in 11 points for the Horned Frogs.
TCU (14-9, 5-6) would end up scoring 20 points off turnovers and a have a 36-12 edge in the paint.
"We definitely didn't handle the zone well," Tech head coach Candi Whitaker said. "We had a hard time attacking it with the short corner and penetrating it when we had opportunities. You got to give TCU a lot of credit. They move well in their zone and their length bothered us, but we got to be better players, use more pass fakes, be able to break people down and put something on our passes."
Battle scored in double digits for the 21st time this season and ninth consecutive game, coming up just two rebounds short of her sixth double-double.
Nobles scored her first points since putting up eight against Iowa State on Jan. 25. It was her fourth game in double digits this season.
Diamond Lockhart and Ivonne CookTaylor both scored eight points off the bench and provided a spark in the first half to help keep Tech within range of TCU's lead. But the Horned Frogs came out of halftime with a 15-4 run that would help them extend their lead to as many as 26 points with 13 minutes remaining.
Tech returns home to United Spirit Arena on for its game at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday against No. 7 Baylor (19-3, 9-1).