After falling to #3 Kansas on Friday night in a close game, TCU came out tonight looking for an important win over Oklahoma. The Sooners entered the night 6-6 after losing their past 4 and were desperate for a win.
Oklahoma took control of the game early and held on to the lead until the 4:20 mark of the second half when Kenrich Williams tied it for the Frogs with a key put-back layup.
The star for TCU tonight was Alex Robinson, who led the team with 18 points and 6 assists. Robinson seemed to be in a groove late in the game and was able to find a sweet spot off of screens for some pull-up jump shots. He also did an excellent job of attacking the basket and finishing at the rim.
Freshman Desmond Bane made some big plays for the Frogs as well off of the bench. He dropped in 9 points for TCU and showed great hustle on the boards, finishing with 6 rebounds.
The game wasn’t very pretty for the Frogs, but unlike previous years’ teams, they found a way to get the win when they needed. Good teams find ways to win games that they need to win and TCU proved tonight that they can do that.
For the Sooners, they drop to 6-7 and 0-2 in Big 12 play with their 5th-straight loss. They got a strong performance off of the bench from freshman Kameron McGusty, who led the team with 11 points. The talented freshman will likely be a key player in years to come, but as for tonight that was not enough to overcome the Frogs.
Oklahoma will be hoping to get back their top player this season, Jordan Woodard, before things get out of hand this season. He has now missed three games for health reasons and did not appear to even be with the team tonight.
With the win, TCU improves to 12-2 on the season and 1-1 in Big 12. This marks the first time the Frogs have been .500 in conference play at any point since joining the conference.
Next, TCU will travel to West Virginia to face the ‘eers on Saturday on ESPNU. It’ll be interesting to see how excited Mountaineer fans to welcome back Jamie Dixon to Morgantown after so many years at Pitt.