It's not often you can lose a game by 5 points when you get out-rebounded by 31, but that's what TCU did tonight in losing to Texas 59-54.
Texas dominated the boards 56-25, which included 25 offensive rebounds. That's right, Texas had as many offensive boards as TCU did total rebounds. Amric Fields had eight rebounds for TCU, with no other Frog recording more than three. Junior forward Jonathan Holmes had a huge game for Texas, scoring 20 points and pulling down 16 rebounds, benefiting greatly from TCU's undersized interior defense.
There was a lot of opportunity for offensive boards, as Texas shot an abysmal 31% from the floor (18-58). TCU wasn't much better, shooting only 32.7% from the field, and 33% from three-point range.
Three Horned Frogs scored in double digits, with Fields leading the way with 16 points, to go with his eight rebounds. Kyan Anderson added 12 points to go with seven assists, and Brandon Parrish scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including two and-1's and a three pointer late that kept TCU in the game.
Jarvis Ray had a rough night, going 0-for-6 from the floor with only one rebound. He seemed to have grabbed a rebound on a missed Texas shot with TCU down one possession, but lost the ball to Holmes who was then fouled.
Karviar Shepherd battled all night in the paint, but was just out-manned most of the time. He finished with six points and two rebounds before fouling out with about three and a half minutes left in the game.
TCU moves to 0-9 in Big 12 play and 9-12 on the season, while Texas improves to 7-2 in conference play to remain second in the Big 12.
TCU plays again this Saturday, when they head to Ames, Iowa to face off against No. 16 Iowa State.