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TCU at full strength, but goes flat in loss to Iowa State | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Malique Trent was back from a four-game suspension for a violation of team rules, but he wasn't able to pull TCU past the Cyclones.

TCU (9-10, 1-6 Big 12) was outshot 54 percent to 39 percent, committed 18 turnovers, had six shots blocked and went 4 for 17 on 3-pointers against the team that had given up the most 3-pointers in the league.

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TCU Falls to No. 19 Iowa State Saturday |

Three solid performances for TCU couldn't overcome 50+% shooting from the floor by Iowa State.

Chauncey Collins led the Frogs Saturday with a team-high 14 points on 5-of-13 from the floor. The sophomore has now scored in double-figures in eight out of the last nine games. Vladimir Brodziansky followed with 12 points on 5-of-9 from the field, while junior Chris Washburn chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.

Inexperience no longer excuse for TCU men at this point, Trent Johnson says | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The question now is: when does the success start turning into wins?

“Experience isn’t an excuse,” Johnson said. “It’s all about being able to execute defensively and offensively versus good teams, well-coached teams and good players. That’s the bottom line. We watch too much tape and break down too much tape. They’re showing when they’ve had success — whether it’s one possession versus Baylor or two possessions versus Kansas — that’s what you teach and that’s what you coach. So, painful lessons learned.”

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TCU's five junior college recruits following in successful footsteps | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs have found quality players at the JUCO level, and these five for the class of 2016 have big shoes to fill.

Since 2002, TJC has sent safety Kenny Iloka, offensive guard Frank Kee, cornerback Jason Teague, receiver Alonzo Adams and cornerback Quincy Butler to TCU.

Santa Rosa defensive coordinator Lenny Wagner has coached all three players Patterson has recruited from there: defensive end Mike Tuaua, cornerback Jason Verrett and cornerback Mike Salvage.

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Women's Basketball

Frogs Host No. 25 West Virginia |

The Frogs are looking to pull back to .500 in conference play.

Tipoff is set for noon CT. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest with Chuck LaMendola (play-by-play) and TCU great Janice Dziuk (analyst) on the call. The game is also available on the radio via KTCU 88.7 FM in the DFW Metroplex and through with Jeff Williams (play-by-play) on the call. It is the final home game before TCU embarks on a three-game road swing that includes dates at Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Zhana Medley continues pursuit of TCU records against West Virginia | Fort Worth Star Telegram

She's climbing up the scoring charts at a rapid pace.

Sitting 10 points behind TCU’s third-best scorer of all time, Adrianne Ross, Medley continues her attack on the TCU record books against No. 25 West Virginia on Sunday afternoon at Schollmaier Arnea.

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Men's Tennis

Freshmen lead TCU men's tennis to opening win at ITA Kick-Off Weekend | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The trio of young guns could be difference makers for TCU this season.

Led by its three freshmen, the No. 3-ranked TCU men picked up a quick 4-0 victory over No. 39 San Diego State on Saturday inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in the opening match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

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Freshmen lead TCU to 4-0 Victory |

A quality start to the season.

In their first dual match as Horned Frogs (1-0), Alex Rybakov and Reese Stalder paired together to help secure the doubles point over the Aztecs (1-1). After TCU and San Diego State split the matches at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, the Frogs looked to the two freshmen on court three. Down 3-0 to start the match, the freshmen had to mount a comeback and forced a tiebreaker where they dominated, 7-1, to secure the doubles point and the early lead for TCU.

Stalder continued his strong play into singles action, as he only dropped one game on his way to a 6-1, 6-0 win on court six over Cornelius Kolb. Fellow classmate Eduardo Nava made it 3-0 for TCU by downing Jonas Meinzer, 6-0, 6-2 on court five. Sophomore and No. 24 Guillermo Nuñez finished off the match for the Frogs by taking a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Milen Ianakiev at the No. 3 spot.