TCU notches first Saturday win in conference play

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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.

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.

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