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TCU News: #CarterBoys19 grows again, Men’s and Women’s hoops support each other

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The Frogs are doing work on the recruiting trail.

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Football:

TCU adds commitment from rising 2019 WR Dee Winters | Sports Day

#CarterBoys19 is growing quickly, as the Frogs add another sleeper with off the charts potential. This kid will be a gem.

Winters committed to TCU over offers from Houston, Northwestern, SMU and UTSA.

At 6-foot-1, 192 pounds, Winters is not ranked at this time.

TCU now has four commits in its 2019 class.

Basketball:

Yuat Alok, 6-11 JUCO center from Chipola College, commits to TCU | ESPN

This is a great signing for the Frogs, who will need some help in the size department next season. The fact he shoots it so well from behind the arc is a big bonus.

Through 18 games, Alok is averaging 12.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for Chipola College in Florida, shooting 55 percent from the field, 44 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line. Chipola is 16-4 on the season.

Alok, who was born in Kenya but moved to New Zealand at a young age, told ESPN that the fact his friend and fellow New Zealand countryman Steven Adams, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, played for TCU head coach Jamie Dixon was a major factor in his commitment, as well as his relationship with assistant coach David Patrick.

Questions pile up in the Big 12 as conference play takes its toll across the league | NCAA.com

Does Jamie Dixon’s team have the answers down the stretch? They likely need to win 5-6 more games in conference play to make it into the Madness.

The Horned Frogs were once 12-0, but they seldom meet a close game they can’t lose. They dropped five of their first seven Big 12 games by one, four, one, five and five points. New to the list is Saturday’s three-point loss at Vanderbilt, when they became only the third team in the nation this season to go a game without shooting a free throw.

What was 12-0 is now 15-6 – the six defeats by a combined 19 points. That, plus losing guard Jaylen Fisher for the season with a knee injury, suggest the basketball gods are no Frog boosters.

“We shot 56 percent and outrebounded (Vanderbilt) by 15,” Dixon said. “It’s hard to lose a game when you do those two things, but we found a way.”

So you wonder about TCU.

Men’s and women’s basketball teams building off each other’s success | TCU 360

The relationship between the coaches and players of these two programs benefits all involved. It’s awesome to see how much they believe in and support each other.

“The trip to Australia, both of us doing that together, I don’t know of any other school that has played doubleheaders and is intentional in both teams really changing the culture of basketball and the fans getting behind basketball here in Fort Worth,” Pebley said.

Dixon said that the trip allowed the teams to get closer than most other programs in the country.

The proximity of the team’s facilities is also another reason why they are closer than most other men’s and women’s programs.The teams share the same practice courts and the offices of the coaching staffs are just across the hall from one another.