The Women's NIT may not be the premier postseason tournament, but you wouldn't know it by watching TCU and Texas Tech tonight. The teams are waging a classic battle full of big shots, pinpoint passes and physical play. After falling behind by 12 points in the first seven minutes, the Lady Raiders responded with a 17-2 run on their way to a 46-42 halftime lead. The halftime numbers are remarkably similar. Both teams are shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 100 percent from the free-throw line with five 3-pointers. The difference is on the boards, where Tech holds a 22-15 advantage, including 10 offensive rebounds that led to nine second-chance points. TCU is doing a solid job on Tech's Dominic Seals, holding her to two points on only three shot attempts and one rebound, but Stanecia Graham and Jordan Murphree each have 11 points. Adrianne Ross, from nearby Hobbs, N.M., has 14 points for the Lady Frogs, with 10 coming in the first nine minutes.
-- Lori Dann