Sixth Man of the Year Amy Okonkwo scored 21 points and Amber Ramirez added 19, leading the parade to the foul line in the closing minutes as fifth-seeded TCU held off No. 4 seed Oklahoma 90-83 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Saturday.
Kianna Ray had 14 points and Oklahoma City native Dakota Vann 13 for the Horned Frogs (19-11), who advance to their first conference semifinal since joining the Big 12. Their reward is a meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. on FS1 against third-ranked Baylor, top seed in the Big 12.
Baylor, 29-1 and winners of 26 in a row, defeated Kansas State 83-54 in another quarterfinal on Saturday.
TCU led the Sooners by 21 late in the second quarter, courtesy of hitting 9 of 15 3-point attempts in the first half, but the Sooners charged back with a 15-0 run in the third quarter to get within one. A 3-pointer from Maddie Manning had the Sooners within 71-67 with 4:42 to play but seven straight misses followed.
The Horned Frogs made 15 of 16 free throws in the final two minutes with Ramirez going 4 of 5 in the last minute.
Oklahoma shot 32 percent and TCU 61 percent in the first half, which ended with the Frogs ahead 50-35.
Manning had 24 points and Shaina Pellington 22, each netting 16 in the second half, for the Sooners (16-14).
Texas State 75, UTA women 58
A 10-0 first quarter run put Texas State in charge early and the Bobcats never let off the gas in a 75-58 win over UTA in the final regular season game for both women's teams.
The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for UTA (18-11, 12-6) and slides them to the third seed in next week's Sun Belt Conference Tournament in New Orleans. The Lady Mavericks' first game will be Thursday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday's matchup between the No. 7 and No. 10 seeded teams.
The Lady Mavs were lead by a Crystal Allen offensive showcase. The senior from Trimble Tech poured in a career-high 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting and three 3-pointers. She was 6-for-6 from the free throw line and pulled in six rebounds. Rebekah VanDijk added 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
Texas State (21-8, 14-4) was led by Taeler Deer's 28 points and 25 from Toshua Leavitt, the nation’s leading 3-pointer shooter, who nailed 6 of 9 from long distance.