Kurz, Bales spark No. 2 Duke's rout of TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Duke's Lindsey Harding had a feeling she'd get a long shot to fall.

The Blue Devils laughingly worked on their leaning, desperation 45-foot shots in practice, in honor of Sean Dockery's shot that gave the Duke men a victory on Sunday.

Harding hit her 35-footer late in the first half Tuesday night, helping No. 2 Duke to a 92-52 victory over TCU.

"You could feel it coming in the minute leading up to it," Harding said. "We were starting to get steals and get good looks at the basket, and that just topped it all off."

TCU capitalized on 17 first-half turnovers by Duke, and Jenna Lohses scored on a fast-break layup and free throw with 59.8 seconds left to pull the Lady Frogs within a point at 28-27. The Blue Devils closed out the first half with an 8-0 run, including
Harding's shot to end the half.

Laura Kurz scored 15 points and Alison Bales added 11.

Duke (7-0) held the Lady Frogs (2-5) to 25 percent shooting and outscored TCU 56-25 in the second half. All-American Monique Currie shot 2-for-6 and finished with 11 points.

The Blue Devils opened the second half with a 12-3 run, took their first 20-point lead four minutes into the period and extended the lead to 31 on Carrem Gay's layup with 8:33 left.

"I think the Duke program should be out of halfcourt shots after this week," TCU coach Jeff Mittie said. "We had things going our way in the first half until the last minute killed us. We're not a team that handles adversity very well. That shouldn't get us down, but it does."

Duke dominated the boards, outrebounding TCU 58-25, and held the Frogs to 5-of-27 shooting for the second half and 25 percent for the game.

Ashley Davis led TCU with 12 points.