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TCU News: Frogs Lose Heartbreaker; Women’s B-Ball Pulls an Upset

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TCU Men and Women had quite different basketball nights.

Basketball:

Sims’ free throw lifts Texas over No. 16 TCU 99-98 in 2OT | AP Wire/CBS Sports

Texas players hold up jersey of Andrew Jones, who is battling leukemia, after beating No. 16 TCU in 2OT | NY Daily News

Get well, Andrew.

TCU Falls in Double OT Heartbreaker to Texas, 99-98 | Frogs O’ War

Again, as much as this loss sucks, all the credit in the world goes to the Longhorns. They played with heavy hearts and managed to gut out a win short-handed and hurting. They earned the win, TCU did not. As Jamie Dixon said Saturday, “we got exactly what we deserved”.

About as much as you can say about this game. TCU had every opportunity to secure a road win against a less-talented and short-handed Texas team, and Fish missed a gimme as time expired. Painful loss.

Texas wins emotional 99-98 double-overtime contest vs. No. 16 TCU

To be certain, the Longhorns had a lot to play for on Wednesday night, and it showed with some stellar performances by guys who are normally just role players.

Of the seven Longhorns who saw the floor, five finished in double figures with Febres and Young each adding eight of their own. Davis led the way with a career-high 22 points off the bench on an efficient 8-15 shooting display, which included several clutch connections. Osetkowski scored 20 points of his own, courtesy of a 9-11 shooting display from the charity stripe.

Coleman recorded his first double-double as a Longhorn with 17 points and a career-high 12 assists, and Sims scored a career-high 14 points, thanks in large part to Coleman’s dime-dropping. Bamba came just short of yet another double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks.

Late free throws give TCU women win over No. 7 UT | Star Telegram

Less noticed last night: TCU women’s team got a huge win, beating a top ten 10 for the first time in eight years.

Kianna Ray made two free throws with 6 seconds left and TCU beat a Top 10 team for the first time in more than eight years, upsetting No. 7 Texas 79-77 on Wednesday night.

Ray was fouled by Ariel Atkins on a drive to the basket. That came after Atkins tied the game, and the second time in the final 38 seconds the two traded baskets. Atkins had made a short runner in the lane before Ray’s open 3-pointer put the Frogs up 77-75.

A final desperation 3 by Lashann Higgs was way off the mark as the game ended.

Jordan Moore led TCU (11-5, 2-3 Big 12) with 19 points, and Ray had 17. Toree Thompson had 13 points and Amy Okonkwo had 12.

Football:

TCU football’s claim to being tops in Texas rings more and more true | Star Telegram

TCU football has really done something special in the 21st century - as you look back on their success, the case for TCU as the best program in Texas gets stronger and stronger.

3. As the sample size gets bigger, TCU’s claim to being the best college football program in Texas rings more true. Since 2001, TCU has 160 wins, six more than Texas in that time. The Longhorns can play a trump card with their Vince Young national championship. But nobody else is close. Houston and Texas Tech are next at 129, then A&M at 123. Over a nearly 20-year period of games by the teams in Texas, it’s TCU and UT, then everybody else