Texas Women's Basketball: 3 takeaways from win over TCU

Texas Longhorns Women's basketball went up against the TCU Horned Frogs from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Both teams fought hard in the first half as Texas had a narrow lead at halftime. Turnovers in the second half doomed the Horned Frogs, as Texas would win 72-60. Here are the three takeaways from the game last night in Austin.
Taylor Jones, Texas women's basketball
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Texas Women's Basketball hosted TCU at the Moody Center last night in another Big 12. TCU looked to hand Texas their second loss in conference play. It was a tightly contested first half between both teams, as it was predicted.

Texas would take advantage of the Horned Frogs' turnovers in the second half to win 72-60 and move to 3-1 in conference play. Here are the three takeaways from the win over the Horned Frogs last night.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. TCU Horned Frogs: 3. Making Free Throws

One of the three reasons why the Longhorns won last night against the Horned Frogs was free throws. They hit 75 percent of their free throws last night, which is one of their best this season. They made the Horned Frogs pay for fouling them.

Since the beginning of the season, they have needed to improve free throw shooting. Look for the Longhorns to improve on tonight's percentage against Kansas State on Saturday.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. TCU Horned Frogs: 2. TCU Turnovers

Texas made sure to capitalize on TCU turnovers last night. They forced 23 TCU turnovers on defense last night. Even though they only scored on some turnovers, it limited TCU's chances on offense to get back in the game. The defense has been the Longhorns' strength all season long. When a team taps into their strength to get a win, they will be a hard team to beat.

Texas Women's Basketball vs. TCU Horned Frogs: 1. Madison Booker

The biggest takeaway tonight was Freshman forward Madison Booker playing all 40 minutes and only committing one foul. Booker finished the game with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Booker's presence on the court is another reason why the Longhorns beat the Horned Frogs last night.

She has stepped up since Rori Harmon announced she was out for the season with a torn ACL. Booker switched from the forward to the point guard position, and the move has worked out for the Longhorns. It will be interesting to see if she will play all 40 minutes on Saturday as the Longhorns take on Kansas State.