FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)- Tricia Payne scored 21 points, including
five 3-pointers, as TCU beat No. 9 Vanderbilt 70-53 Saturday
The Lady Frogs (5-5) picked up their first victory against
a ranked team since beating Penn State in the 2001 NCAA tournament.
They had lost four games against ranked teams this season.
The Commodores (7-2) came into the game leading the nation
in field-goal percentage but shot just 39 percent (19-of-49)
and committed 20 turnovers.
The Lady Frogs led 34-21 at halftime and put the game away
with a 12-0 spurt for a 52-25 cushion with 14:21 left. Payne
and Ebony Shaw each scored six points in the run. The Commodores
got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.
TCU also had a 15-0 run in the first half, holding Vanderbilt
scoreless for nearly seven minutes to turn a 4-2 deficit into
a 17-4 lead. Sandora Irvin's putback and Candace Baldwin's
layup capped the run.
Payne became the fifth player in TCU history to score 1,000
points in her career. She now has 1,010 points.
Chantelle Anderson paced Vanderbilt with 19 points, and
Hillary Hager added 10. Shaw scored 12 points for TCU.