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TCU News: Frogs Look to Topple OU Tonight

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TCU lost a tight one Friday night, but will try to make sure once loss doesn’t become two when the Sooners come to town.

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Basketball:

TCU looks to rebound from tough loss by taking down Oklahoma | The Star-Telegram

TCU is heavily favored in a Big 12 basketball game. This is not a drill. But in order to take down the Sooners, Jamie Dixon is asking for your help.

“The fans have got to be excited about this team. They should be. This is a good team,” Dixon said. “We lost to a good team. We expected to win. I thought we should have won. But they took care of it. They made their free throws.

“I think we’ll respond well to this. Obviously, we need to develop a home-court advantage here. That’s what we’re going to work on. That stuff matters.”

OU Faces TCU in Fort Worth | Sooner Sports

Oklahoma will likely be without their leading scorer, which is a big part of why the Frogs are favored Tuesday night.

The young Sooners will look for continued production from its underclassmen. Freshmen and sophomores scored 72 percent of OU’s points in the conference opener against Baylor while seven underclassmen saw at least 13 minutes of action in the contest. Seven of OU’s top nine scorers are in their first two seasons of eligibility.

Bane helps TCU to solid start | Pal-Item

The true freshman guard can light up the scoreboard in a hurry, and provided an excellent spark off the bench - on offense and defense - in Friday’s close loss to the Jayhawks.

“We knew that nobody really was going to believe in us, because of the past history of TCU,” Bane said recently as he was back in town for the holidays.

“Ever since coach (Jamie Dixon) recruited us, he’s been talking about change. Ever since we started our first practice, we believed that we could do whatever we set our minds to.”

Football:

TCU makes top 6 for Curl | CBS Sports

The season is over, but recruiting never stops. TCU looked primed to lock up the versatile athlete a few weeks ago, but a few late offers have him mulling his options. The class of ‘17 stud will announce on signing day.

The TCU Horned Frogs made the cut for athlete Kamren Curl today when the rising senior released his list of top schools via Twitter. The 6'2" 180 athlete is ranked as the #9 prospect in the state of Oklahoma and the #41 athlete in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite ranking.

TCU offers JUCO defensive lineman | CBS Sports

The Frogs are graduating several key players across the defensive front, so looking for experienced depth is to be expected. The 6’2”, 300 pounder has four offers, with Arkansas State his current leader in the clubhouse. I have a feeling that may change once he gets to campus.

Curry said he will officially visit Middle Tennessee State January 27. He said he's working on lining up an official visit to TCU for either January 13 or January 20.

"TCU has a good atmosphere," Curry said. "I like their defense."

Area stars head to All-American games in the new year | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs have several players participating in the high-value all-star games this month.

Aledo offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga, Kennedale linebacker Baron Browning, TCU commit and DeSoto quarterback Shawn Robinson and Southlake Carroll safety Robert Barnes are West teammates for the Jan. 7 game.

Reagor putting on a show this week at UAAA | CBS Sports

The TCU pledge, a top-rated wide receiver, is turning heads in the lead up to the Under Armour All-American game.

Reagor has put on a show this week, being named among the top performers in two of the three days he’s been in attendance.

“It’s going good so far, I think it’s been successful. The coaches are teaching me some tricks to help me sharpen my game up,” Reagor said. “All the competition has been good.”