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TCU News: Frogs overcome South Dakota; Patterson remembers Lubbock’s frozen water bottles

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TCU won a thriller in Lubbock, but Patterson remembers pitched water bottles | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson, like every Frog fan/employee, remembers the Catch 22 - Aaron Green’s catch of Trevone Boykin’s tipped pass that helped TCU win 55-52 in Lubbock. But that’s not all Coach P remembers.

He does remember the comeback ...

“And the frozen water bottle that hit me upside the head,” he said Tuesday at his midweek press conference. “And also Coach Meacham.”

Saddle Trophy’s return brings TCU-Texas Tech rivalry back to purest form | DieHards

It’s a beautiful trophy, and I can’t wait for it to be TCU’s again. Both athletic directors seem pretty pumped it’s back as well.

“College football is meant to be played locally,” Del Conte said. “Rivalries are about the state of Texas and playing each other.”

Though fans on opposing sides may see each team differently, Hocutt — who is in his second season as the College Football Playoff selection committee chair — said there is a unifying element to the trophy’s return.

“It’s what makes college sports great,” Hocutt said, “Obviously there’s a long history in the Southwest Conference that we shared and this is what makes college football so special.”

Big 12 Week 12 picks: Road trips upcoming for Oklahoma, TCU | ESPN

The Sooners head to Lawrence while the Frogs head to Lubbock.

Trotter: No Darius Anderson, and maybe no Kenny Hill? This game is sure to get interesting. But the Horned Frogs will do enough to hold on and all but punch their ticket to Arlington. -- TCU 31, Texas Tech 30

Khan: Texas Tech hasn't beaten a Big 12 team at home this season and hasn't beaten a ranked team in 14 tries. If Hill is out, then all bets are off, otherwise TCU takes care of business. -- TCU 41, Texas Tech 27

Men’s Basketball

TCU overcomes mistakes, scrappy South Dakota to improve to 3-0 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs, led by Brodziansky’s 23 points, held on late for a 76-71 win over South Dakota. The Coyotes were an NIT team a year ago, and they return depth and seniority this season. They were a tough out, but the Frogs took care of business from the free throw line down the stretch to hold them off.

Ultimately, the Frogs are 3-0 after three games in six days, which has the guys tired.

“We’re still finding ourselves,” Dixon said. “I thought we would play better than we played tonight. The turnovers early really set the tone for us.