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Swept: TCU thumps Tech, 71-54

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TCU secures its first season sweep of a Big 12 foe, beating Texas Tech 71-54

Tech looks very confused in this picture, so I like it.
Tech looks very confused in this picture, so I like it.
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It wasn't pretty to see two of the Big 12's best defensive teams go at it, but it was certainly satisfying as the Frogs took a dominant decision over the Raiders and all but assured themselves of not finishing at the bottom of the Big 12 standings (TCU would need to lose out, Tech would need to win out, but TCU has the tiebreaker).  The Frogs never trailed in this one, darting out to a 4-0 lead to start the game and extending it to a 27-20 lead at the half with both teams shooting poorly.  However the Frogs would improve a 37% shooting performance at the half to 44% for the game as Anderson and Fields found their shots late, while holding Tech to just 34% on the day.  The key moment of the second half came when Tech center, Norense Odiase, collected his fourth foul with 1 minutes to play and the Frogs had a much easier time working the ball inside and scoring from that point.  Player of the game in this one is Kenrich Williams who collected an amazing 16 rebounds, including 8 offensive boards, to go along with 10 points for a very solid double double.  The Frogs have three games left in the regular season, two road trips to the Oklahoma schools before returning home to host #12 Iowa State in the finale, and though all of them will be tough, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see TCU pull off one more stunner this regular season.  Things are definitely looking up for Coach Johnson and company, I can't wait to see what will happen next.

Go Frogs!