TCU senior forward Amy Okonkwo scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds but TCU shot 26 percent from the field in a 59-53 loss to Arizona in the WNIT semifinals on Wednesday at the McKale Center in Tucson, AZ.
Fellow senior Jordan Moore also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Frogs dominated the glass, 50-33. Unfortunately for Raegan Pebley’s club, their shots from deep weren’t finding the bottom of the net as they were just 8 of 30 from 3-point range.
Aari McDonald, who led the Pac 12 in points per game (24.5), had 19 points and 9 rebounds for Arizona, which built a 24-13 lead nearly five minutes into the second quarter on a Sam Thomas trey.
Okonkwo powered the Horned Frogs on an 11-2 run to send it in to halftime, 29-23. She hit a three with 4:45 left in the game to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 46-41, and then Kianna Ray’s layup 20 seconds later made it a three-point UA lead.
But that was as close as TCU (24-11) would get to Arizona (23-13), which forced 15 turnovers and blocked eight shots.
Arizona will face Northwestern in the WNIT final after it defeated James Madison, 74-69.