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Women’s basketball preview: TCU looks to build on early success

TCU guard Amber Ramirez scored seven points in the Horned Frogs’ season-opening win over Incarnate Word. Ramirez and the Frogs play Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Schollmaier Arena.
TCU guard Amber Ramirez scored seven points in the Horned Frogs’ season-opening win over Incarnate Word. Ramirez and the Frogs play Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Schollmaier Arena. Special to the Star-Telegram

If there was one thing TCU needed to do a better job of in its season-opening 88-40 thrashing of Incarnate Word on Friday, it was controlling the defensive glass early in the ballgame.

“They did have a string of [offensive] boards in the second quarter, and that’s something we made sure to talk about at halftime,” TCU coach Raegan Pebley said after the win.

But the good thing about the Horned Frogs’ nonconference schedule is that it will allow TCU (1-0) to learn those lessons while still being successful when the final buzzer sounds. The the Frogs ended up outrebounding Incarnate Word 46-34 in the win.

Another opportunity presents itself Tuesday when Sam Houston State visits Schollmaier Arena for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off.

Forward Amy Okonkwo and center Jordan Moore led the way against Incarnate Word. Okonkwo shot 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range on her way to a career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Matthew Martinez; 817-390-7760; @MCTinez817

TCU women vs.

Sam Houston State

6:30 p.m. Tuesday

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