Frogs hold off Ole Miss on the road to win Big 12/SEC Chal­lenge

Star-Telegram - - Sports - BY BAI­LEY ARREDONDO

Lau­ren Heard se­cured the late-game steal and pro­pelled TCU to a 55-50 win over Ole Miss to win the Big12/SEC Chal­lenge on Thurs­day night at The Pavil­ion.

TCU (5-1) opened up with a 12-1 run and held the Lady Rebels (3-5) score­less for the fi­nal 3:36 of the first quar­ter.

Se­nior for­ward Amy Okonkwo pro­vided spark off the bench with 10 points and five re­bounds to put the Frogs up 29-17 in the first half.

Ole Miss mounted a come­back and outscored the Frogs 23-10 to take the lead, 40-39, head­ing into the fourth quar­ter.

Okonkwo and Jor­dan Moore kept TCU alive, both pour­ing in dou­ble­dou­bles. Moore scored 10 of the last 12 TCU points to to­tal 15 points and 15 re­bounds. Okonkwo fin­ished with 19 points and 11 re­bounds on 8 of 12 shoot­ing from the field.

The Frogs look to con­tinue its suc­cess as they head home to take on Army on Sun­day at 2 p.m.

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