Fort Worth, Texas Facing one of the country’s top scoring teams, TCU got the defense it needed at just the right time.
The Lady Frogs used a 15-2 run over the game’s final five minutes and got a critical call late to beat 10th-ranked Texas A&M;, 56-54, Saturday night.
Helen Sverrisdottir scored 18 of her season-high 20 points in the second half to lead TCU (7-3), which extended its home winning streak to 12 games.
“We’ve been talking about this game for a long time,” Sverrisdottir said.
Tyra White scored 16 points for Texas A&M; (7-1) and was the only player in double-figures for the Aggies, who were held 33 points under their season average and committed 23 turnovers that led to 24 TCU points.
“I thought we made a lot of plays down the stretch and that was huge for us,” TCU coach Jeff Mittie said. “Our defense did a lot of really good things tonight.”
Sverrisdottir scored nine of TCU’s final 15 points, including a key three-pointer from the top of the key that tied it with 1:29 remaining before T.K. LaFleur hit a pair of free throws on TCU’s next trip to put the Lady Frogs in front, 56-54 with 38 seconds left. It was TCU’s first lead since the 7:14 mark of the first half.