TCU thumped the Texas Longhorns on Saturday by a score of 87-71, and broke a fairly
crazy trend in the process.
The win was the Horned Frogs’ first Saturday conference win in the 2017-2018 season. Previously, TCU had lost to
Oklahoma twice, Kansas, Kansas State, and Texas Tech. The Horned Frog victory over the Longhorns throws TCU into a four-way
tie in conference play at 5-7. The three teams that join them are Baylor, Texas, and Oklahoma State. The four are only above
Iowa State, who sits at 3-8 in Big 12 play.
TCU beat Texas the old-fashioned way: with rebounding and free throw shooting. The Horned Frogs out-rebounded the Longhorns
33-22, and hit 90 percent of their free throws to Texas’s 58.3 percent.
So much for Texas’ defense this season. Kansas (95), West Virginia (86) and now TCU (87) have scored
three of the four highest pt totals in regulation in Shaka’s 3 years.
Next up for TCU will be a road bout with the West Virginia Mountaineers, who are coming off a disappointing home loss to
Oklahoma State. A Horned Frog win would drag the middle of the Big 12 Conference even closer together, as the top tier seem
to be separating themselves from the pack.