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A new era: TCU beats Texas for the first time since 95, 58-57

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The Frogs hang on with a great defensive effort to finally notch a win over the Texas Longhorns

There are no photos from the game yet, so... here's one from last year!
There are no photos from the game yet, so... here's one from last year!
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For TCU's mens sports there have historically been two major roadblocks, teams that the Frogs just never seemed to catch the breaks against- in Football, that was A&M, and in basketball it's been Texas.  Tonight in Schollmaier Arena, the Frogs finally broke through one of those roadblocks as the Frogs overcame their (still) horrendous free throw shooting to knock off the Longhorns for the first time in over two decades.  Defense was the major story for both teams tonight, as the horns forced 13 TCU turnovers to give them a huge shot advantage (despite being outrebounded), but the Frogs held Texas to just 37% shooting and a paltry 14% from behind the arc.  The Frogs offense was inconsistent, as Karviar Shepherd had a truly rough night, going just 2-11 from the field, while Brandon Parrish led the Frogs in shooting percentage, going 5/6- which is even more impressive when you factor in that each and every one of his shots was a three pointer.

Despite that admirable sharpshooting, Parrish was almost the goat tonight, as he missed four free throws in the last two minutes with a chance to put the Longhorns away, as the Frogs shot connected on just 52% of their freebies, compared to Texas' 72%- Still, the Frogs defense held firm, and Frog of the night Chris Washburn delivered a block on Texas' last shot to secure the win for the Frogs.  TCU is now 9-6 on the season and 1-2 in Big 12 play, and will take some much needed confidence out of this one heading into Wednesday night's clash against the hated Baylor Bears.  To win against Baylor that free throw percentage is going to have to come up, but if the defense plays as well as it did tonight, then the Frogs will definitely have a chance.

Go Frogs!