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TCU News: Women still on the bubble, Frogs still picked for Pittsburgh

Why are the TCU Women not getting any national love, despite being ranked and on a six game streak?

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Basketball:

Bracketology: TCU, Texas, Texas A&M all trending downward | The Star-Telegram

It’s not a pipe dream. If the Frogs can string a couple together, they can get to the Dance - and face a winnable game in round one.

TCU’s invitation to the “Big Dance” hasn’t exactly been sign, sealed, or delivered just yet.

The Frogs, which fell to Vanderbilt 81-78 on Saturday in Nashville, are now a No. 8 seed in the East Region, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.

That would put TCU up against 9-seed Arkansas in Pittsburgh with the winner taking on either No. 1 Villanova or the winner of a play-in game between New Orleans and North Carolina A&T.

TCU hopes defense — along with some free throws — returns against Oklahoma State | The Star-Telegram

They know. We know. Everyone knows. Now time to make it happen.

“We need to talk to each other, be vocal with each other,” he said.

And remember the game plan.

“We don’t follow through on [defensive] assignments, we just don’t do it well enough to be the team I think we can be,” Dixon said. “This is similar to every game we’ve lost. But our defensive numbers are putting us in that position, and our slow starts. What we said we wanted to do we didn’t do. We’ve got to do things better.”

Ranked TCU women’s hoops not projected to make NCAA Tournament? | The Star-Telegram

This is dumb.

Despite winning six straight games, which includes victories over the No. 7 and No. 15 teams in the country, TCU women’s basketball would be left out of the NCAA Tournament if it started today, according to ESPN’s Charlie Creme.

No. 22 TCU is one of Creme’s “First four out” in his latest Bracketology projections, which were updated Monday morning.

The Frogs (15-5) are third in the Big 12 right now with a 6-3 record, having won six straight for the first time since 2010-11. The streak started on Jan. 7 with a 19-point win over Texas Tech, which was followed by a two-point upset of No. 7 Texas and a 76-74 overtime win at No. 15 West Virginia.

Football:

TCU adds fourth football commit from 2019 class | The Star-Telegram

That’s the fourth commit in the class of 2019. Recruiting, as they say, is heating up.

Gary Patterson and TCU is off to a good start for the Horned Frogs recruiting class of 2019.

Burton wide receiver Dee Winters is the latest to commit, announcing on Sunday via Twitter.

According to the Texas Sportwriters Association, in 2017, De’Monderick Winters, a junior from Burton, recorded 47 tackles and 11 for losses. On offense he caught 64 passes for 1,171 yards and 19 touchdowns, and rushed 650 yards and 14 TDs.

USC Football Recruiting: 5-Star WR Theo Wease names Top 7 | Reign of Troy

If TCU can snag Wease, too... hoo boy. Justin Rogers is certainly recruiting him on twitter.

Predictions on the 247Sports Crystal Ball favor Texas A&M at the moment, though there remains a lot of time for USC to make a move with the coveted wide out.

Standing 6-foot-3, 194 pounds, Wease is a big receiver with open-field moves, though he may also project as a safety. He ranks No. 28 nationally for the class of 2019, per the 247Sports composite. Among receivers, he is rated No. 6.