The uniforms were fresh, but that is hardly the story here in Fort Worth. TCU, for almost the entirety of the game, held the lead and at no point looked as though they were going to relinquish it. The Frogs were in control. It’s as simple as that.
With the win, TCU has swept Texas for the first time in several decades, improving their record to 16-7 for the season and .500 in conference play.
The Frogs were led by the outsise-in combo of Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky, who combined for 35 points. Star freshman forward Jarett Allen had 22 points for the Longhorns, leading all scorers for the afternoon.
The end result, may not depict how close the game was, however. While TCU led wire to wire, The Horns were within just a couple possessions until the waning moments, when a couple of big threes from the Frogs and a big plays by Karviar Shepherd on both ends of the floor finally put things out of reach
TCU shot 52.6% from the field and 38.1% from deep, putting together back to back good shooting games. They were 62.5% from the charity stripe, though if you watched the game it felt like it was a lot lower.
The reason for the run at the end of the game can be attributed to the aforementioned Karviar Shepherd. He may not have led the team in points, but was an energizer that galvanized the team to put away the Longhorns at the end. He has been a leader in the past two games off the bench, which has helped the Frogs begin to right the ship since their four game skid.
With the win, TCU remains on the NCAA Tournament bubble, as they are currently projected as “in” by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
The Frogs will host Texas Tech on Tuesday night here in Fort Worth, looking to avenge a loss in Lubbock and keep their post season hopes alive.