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TCU News: Barlow visits USC, women’s basketball picks up big win - can men follow?

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Danny Mourning

Basketball:

Moore, Okonkwo, Heard power TCU past Oklahoma in front of national-televised audience | The Star-Telegram

This was a must-win game for TCU.

Moore played her dominant role in the paint shooting 10-of-15 from the floor and knocking down 5-of-6 at the line. Lauren Heard tied her career-highs across the board with 18 points, six assists and three 3-pointers.

“Just proud of our team, we talked a lot about not getting caught up in the highs and lows of the season and lock in on the game today, the preparation today,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said.

Men’s preview: Texas at TCU | HookEm.com

TCU needs to get back to their winning ways tonight - hopefully they have a full roster to do so.

About the Longhorns: Coach Shaka Smart said he’s had the same message all season for players who get down on themselves. “Basically, forget it,” Smart said in the polite, cleaned-up version. “Whatever’s going on, whatever you might be thinking, you missed your last shot. Just be aggressive and attack.” Texas battled back from a 10-point deficit against Kansas and nearly pulled off the upset. UT had to fight tooth and nail to knock off Oklahoma. Dylan Osetkowski had his fifth double-double of the season and Kerwin Roach II had a game-high 23 points. Both seniors must serve as cornerstones the rest of the season. Jaxson Hayes is currently the Big 12 leader in blocks per game (2.56).

Football:

Tailback U pitches TCU commit | USCFootball.com

It will be a battle to hold on to Barlow.

Barlow, rated the No. 29 running back in the country according to 247Sports, officially visited USC Friday with his mother and sister. Barlow committed to TCU last August, and according to those familiar with his recruitment, Barlow was upfront with the Horned Frogs coaching staff about his plans to be in Los Angeles.

Despite this latest official visit and not signing a letter of intent in December, Barlow has maintained that he is a solid commitment to TCU.

Barlow had previously officially visited Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Minnesota in June before committing to TCU. Barlow was offered a scholarship by USC in August, but his recruitment didn’t really pick until USC hired former Bowling Green head coach, Mike Jinks.