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Inside the Numbers: TCU Beats No. 21 Oklahoma State

The Horned Frogs pulled out a conference victory on Saturday, so it's time to break down the numbers that helped get the W.

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TCU's win over Oklahoma State on Saturday was good for a few reasons. First, TCU reversed a few terrible trends, which we'll discuss momentarily. Second, it looked like the kind of win that we've been waiting for from this team. Not a squeaker, but a thorough, well-executed, double-digit victory. It was close for the majority of the game, but TCU was the better team down the stretch. Hopefully there are more of those to come, because there's no doubt this game was a confidence boost for the team. For now though, let's look at some numbers.

78.3% - TCU's team shooting percentage from the free throw line. Over the past five Big 12 games, TCU had failed to shoot any better than 56.8% from the charity stripe, and had shot an average of 47.8% over that time period.

12-of-13 - TCU only missed one free throw down the stretch, and made six in the final three minutes of the game to seal the win.

6-of-7 - Amric Fields, TCU's worst free throw shooter, making his freebies at less than a 40% clip, only missed one free throw in Saturday's victory, making several key free throws late to help TCU seal the win.

52% - TCU's shooting percentage on the night, despite going 0-for-9 from deep. The Frogs had failed to shoot better than 40.6% in any of their previous five games, but shots finally started falling against OSU. Two Frogs, Brandon Parrish and Trey Zeigler, combined to go 8-for-8 from the floor for 19 points.

16 - The number of times this season that TCU has outrebounded an opponent. The Frogs grabbed 30 boards to the Cowboys' 25. Kenrich Williams led TCU in this category, pulling down eight rebounds. Williams averages 6.8 boards per game. For TCU, it was the first time they had outrebounded an opponent since January 28, when they took down 50 rebounds to Kansas' 40 in a 64-61 defeat.

1,510 - Total points Kyan Anderson has for his career at TCU. With 14 points Saturday, Anderson passed Lee Nailon and Ryan Carroll on the scoring list, and now ranks No. 7 all-time.

<60 - TCU held an opponent to under 60 points for the 28th time since Trent Johnson took over as head coach, and  14th time this season (third time in Big 12 play).

10-0- TCU used two 10-0 runs to assert themselves over Oklahoma State, with the second run coming in the final few minutes of the game. TCU turned a 56-53 lead into a 66-53 lead with 1:30 remaining in the game, essentially sealing the victory.