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Horned Frogs Fall in Norman

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TCU couldn’t get it done in Norman and have now lost 7 in a row.

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In yet another close game, the Frogs could not find a way to finish and found themselves on the wrong side of a 73-68 result. That makes it 7 straight losses for TCU, with the last 3 coming by a combined 7 points.

It was a slow start for the Frogs as Oklahoma got out to a 22-13 lead, but the Frogs managed to reduce the gap and went into halftime down 33-31. TCU led multiple times in the 2nd half but a couple of cold stretches in the final minutes allowed the Sooners to get ahead and come away with the win.

Kenrich Williams was the star of the game for TCU, finishing with his 13th double-double of the season. Kenny Hustle had 17 points on 7/10 shooting and also pulled down 13 boards.

Vladimir Brodziansky managed to explode in the 2nd half for TCU and helped them get out to some of their leads. Vlad finished the game with 17 points as well and was 7/14 from the field.

The rest of the starters struggled for the Frogs though, combining for 20 points on 8/31 shooting from the field, including 3/10 from deep. JD Miller seemed to especially be struggling on the offensive end, looking hesitant and lost on multiple possessions.

For Oklahoma, they have to be happy with the win even though they weren’t playing for the postseason. The Sooners have been extremely competitive over the past couple weeks behind some great play from their younger players. They were led by freshmen Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle, who combined for 39 points. That duo will be causing problems in the Big 12 in the seasons to come.

Big man Khadeem Lattin played a major role for the Sooners on the defensive end, blocking 5 shots and forcing TCU players to adjust.

The loss drops the Frogs to 17-14 overall and 6-12 in conference play. They will be the 8th seed in the Big 12 Tournament, the program’s highest seed since joining the conference, and will play either Texas (if they beat Baylor) or Oklahoma again. TCU will be looking for a victory to help solidify a spot in the NIT.

Their first round game will be at 6 pm on Wednesday on ESPNU and the winner will advance to play #1 seed and AP #1 Kansas.