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TCU News: Frogs Fall at Home, Baseball Catches a Gem

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Evan Skoug is one of the best players in the country, playing one of the toughest positions.

Basketball:

TCU loses late lead, falls to Oklahoma State in battle of the NCAA bubble teams | The Star-Telegram

This game could be the one we look back on with regret come Selection Sunday. Sigh.

Forward J.D. Miller led TCU in scoring with 16 points. Guard Kenrich Williams added 12 points and 11 rebounds to record his 10th double-double of the season. But the Frogs could not hold off the late surge by Evans (16 points, 12 assists), who scored 10 of OSU’s final 14 points to put the contest away.

Hammonds, Oklahoma State Stay Hot With 71-68 Win Over TCU | US News

The Cowboys got a big game from an unexpected source on their way to completing the season sweep of the Frogs. TCU’s Jamie Dixon knows this one hurts.

"It obviously takes us a step backwards," said first-year coach Jamie Dixon, trying to lead his alma mater to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 19 years. "But you've got to win your home games, even against good teams, even against teams that are playing well."

Oklahoma State center’s 32 points, 15 rebounds too much for TCU | The Star Telegram

It was a bad Wednesday for TCU fans, as both the men and women fell to Oklahoma State. The Pokes got a big game from their big player in the middle.

Center Kaylee Jensen scored a season-high 32 points and had 15 rebounds as Oklahoma State snapped a five-game losing streak with an 88-70 victory over the TCU women in a Big 12 Conference basketball game Wednesday night.

The win improves the Cowgirls to 14-11 overall and 4-10 in Big 12 play. TCU slips to 12-13 and 4-10.

Jensen, a 6-foot-4 junior, did a little of everything against TCU. Actually, a lot of everything.

Baseball:

No. 1 TCU asking more than ever of its hard-hitting catcher | The Star-Telegram

Skoug is one of the best catcher’s in the country, likely to hear his name in the early rounds of the MLB Draft this spring. But he’s not worried about a future past June right now - he’s trying to take his team to a National Championship - and have a little fun while doing it.

“He’s been the core of our team ever since his freshman year, hitting in the middle of the lineup every day,” Schlossnagle said. “The biggest thing for Evan this year is just play — enjoy it. Whatever happens beyond this year, most of it he can’t control. That’s the biggest challenge for all our players in their junior year, to deal with the draft, agents and all the different expectations outside of baseball.”