With all the different lineups and injuries that Dixon has had to coach through this season, he’s finally got a reason to be happy.
“It’s the first time we’ve had our whole team and I had no guys out there limping,” Dixon said, only half-joking.
Noi’s first career double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) fueled TCU to victory. His 11 first-half points helped push TCU to a halftime lead that they protected for the entire second half.
“I was feeling really sick the past week, but I am feeling much better,” Noi said after a bout with the flu sidelined him the majority of last week. “It’s good to be back out there and good to get the win.”
TCU played the final 12 seconds perfectly, disrupting what Texas wanted to do on offense. Shaka Smart said as much after the game.
“That possession at the end when we’re down 3, they’ve got all those fouls,” Smart said. “That obviously challenged what we were trying to do. We still need to get a better shot than that. You have to give TCU credit for the way they finished the game.”