The TCU women's basketball team definitely has a lot of work to do between tonight and next Friday's season opener with Maryland.
Down by one to Oklahoma City with just over five seconds left, TCU called a timeout and then had forward Helena Sverrisdottir drive to the bucket and get fouled. Sverrisdottir sank both free throws with 3.4 seconds on the clock, giving the Lady Frogs a 56-55 exhibition victory over the Stars on Saturday at Daniel Mayer Coliseum.
"A lot of work to do,'' said Sverrisdottir, who had a team-high 12 points. "Like we said in the lockerroom, a win's a win, so we'll take it. We played a lot harder in the last two minutes than we did in the first 38, so we'll build from the last two minutes and see what we need to fix in practice."
Oklahoma City led 27-26 at halftime, and had a seven point lead over the Lady Frogs at one point in the second half. TCU came back to tie the game, but Oklahoma City went on a 4-0 run to go up 53-49. A pair of Emily Carter free throws got TCU within a bucket, but Oklahoma City opened another four point lead at 55-51. Lady Frogs guard TK LaFleur, who finished with 11 points, hit a three from the top of the key to make it 55-54. Oklahoma City had a chance to increase its lead, but turned the ball over on a pass that sailed out of bounds.