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Top Ten Games from TCU Athletics in 2018

These are the best games by TCU teams in 2018.

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TCU Basketball vs USC | Staples Center, LA | December 7, 2018
TCU Basketball vs USC | Staples Center, LA | December 7, 2018
Melissa Triebwasser

10. TCU beats Baylor 16-9 for fourth consecutive win in rivalry

Was it the prettiest game in the world? Definitely not, but in a season that was light on big football highlights, Jalen Reagor had arguably the highlight of the season for the Frogs, helping lead them to a win over Bears.

It was TCU’s fourth straight win over Baylor, giving them a 55-52-7 edge in the all-time series, and it kept the Frogs’ hopes of a bowl bid alive.

9. TCU Men’s Basketball defeats SMU for second straight win in series

Jaylen Fisher reminded folks why he was the highest rated recruit ever to sign with the Frogs, as he hit five three pointers, leading TCU to a 67-59 victory. It was TCU’s first true road win of this season, and it was the third in TCU’s current eight game win streak.

It may not seem like a major victory, but it was TCU’s second straight win over the Ponies, and the Frogs are establishing themselves as the premier basketball program in DFW - an incredible recruiting area.

It also earned TCU a new fan, Mark Titus, a cbb writer for The Ringer with over 168,000 followers on Twitter.

8. TCU Men’s Tennis advances to Sweet 16 with 4-0 sweep of Oregon

Led by Alex Rybakov and Guillermo Nunez, TCU men’s tennis decimated Oregon to advance to their fourth consecutive Sweet 16 appearance. Rybakov and Nunez won their singles matches 6-1, 6-0 and 6-4, 6-2 respectively, before pairing up to win their doubles match 6-1.

Rybakov and Nunez were the No. 6 doubles team in the country in 2018, helping TCU to continue to assert itself as a school to be reckoned with under David Roditi’s leadership.

7. TCU Men’s Basketball upsets No. 7 West Virginia 82-73

Big Monday, the Scholly was packed, and TCU would not be denied in this 82-73 upset win over West Virginia. It was TCU’s first home win over a Top 10 team in almost five years.

Desmond Bane scored 15 points, including eight during a one-minute stretch to open the second half, while Alex Robinson closed in on triple-double territory with 17 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds.

It was the loudest I ever remember a TCU basketball arena getting - the student section was absolutely phenomenal.

6. TCU baseball beats No. 6 Texas Tech to advance in Big 12 Tournament

It was a down year for TCU baseball, no doubt, but there were still some high points along the way. This was probably the best, as TCU run-ruled Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, 12-2.

Nick Lodolo recorded six strikeouts, and AJ Balta had four RBI - included a bases-loaded double in the first that cleared the bags.

5. TCU football clinches bowl eligibility with win over Oklahoma State

5th-year senior Grayson Muehlstein logged the first start of his career, Jalen Reagor had two touchdowns and 234 total yards from scrimmage, and TCU’s defense scored a touchdown, as the Frogs reached 6-6 on the season to qualify for a bowl.

It was full of highlights, but Jalen Reagor’s 83-yard rushing touchdown may be the top one.

It also led to this shirt, that you can buy any time you want (it’s on sale right now for $15).

4. TCU Women’s Basketball erases 18-point deficit to beat No. 15 West Virginia in Morgantown

Down 18 points in the third quarter, things looked grim for the Frogs. But double-doubles from Amy Okonkwo and Jordan Moore helped the Frogs dig out of that deficit and come up with the huge 76-74 victory in overtime.

The win gave TCU consecutive victories over ranked opponents for just the second time in program history.

3. TCU Women’s Basketball upsets No. 7 Texas

The first of their consecutive wins over ranked teams? This 79-77 shocker over No. 7 Texas. The win snapped a six-game losing streak to Texas, and was TCU’s first win over a Top 10 opponent since 2009.

Jordan Moore scored 19 points for the Frogs and also recorded five blocks, while the team shot 8-11 from three-point range to pull off the upset.

2. TCU soccer wins first-ever NCAA tournament game

The Frogs trailed 1-0 at halftime, but two goals in the second half was enough for the first NCAA Tournament win in program history. Messiah Bright and Yazmeen Ryan were the goal scorers for TCU in the contest, while goalie Emily Alvarado recorded six saves, including three huge saves in the final minutes of the contest.

This was almost the No. 1 game of the year, but the true No. 1 eeked it out.

  1. TCU Men’s Basketball eviscerates USC by 35 points at Staples Center

Arguably the most efficient dismantling of an opponent we saw in 2018, TCU absolutely ruined USC at the Staples Center. The Frogs shot 50% from the field while holding USC to 31.6% and 20 turnovers.

Jaylen Fisher and Alex Robinson both scored 15 points, Kevin Samuel recorded a 10-point, 13-rebound double-double, and the Frogs embarrassed USC 96-61.

The Frogs led by 20 points at the break, and never let up off the gas. The game also lead to our header photo, taken by Melissa.


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