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TCU News: Kenny Hustle has another big night, TCU women get it done on the road

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Basketball:

Rookie Kenrich Williams’ career night not enough as Pelicans fall to the Nuggets 105-99 | New Orleans Advocate

Hustle is making the most of his opportunity, going for career highs in back to back games.

Williams got extended playing time because of New Orleans’ injury woes, as the Pelicans are missing four of the their five regular starters.

Williams had played double-digit minutes just three times before Tuesday. But he impressed his teammates, including locker-room leader Jrue Holiday, with his ability to bring into a game what his teammates have seen all season.

“As a team, we’re trying to feed off each other and help each other out, and I think everyone is adding to the game in the way they can,” Holiday said. “But (Kenrich) getting a chance after a back-to-back to perform a lot — a lot of guys haven’t really had a chance to play 36 minutes the night before and then 38 minutes the next game against two really good teams. I’m really proud, and I think tonight was a positive outcome.”

Heard’s career-high, Ray’s sharpshooting help TCU to huge road win in Big 12 | The Star-Telegram

TCU Basketball seems to have turned a corner as they hit the halfway point in Big 12 play.

TCU junior guard Kianna Ray was red-hot from beyond the arc and hit a 3-pointer that capped off a 10-0 run to give the Frogs a 37-23 lead late in the third quarter. Ray finished with 16 points aided by a 4-for-5 night from beyond the arc. Amy Okonkwo added 16 points on 5 of 11 shooting.

Jordan Moore, the Frogs’ leading scorer, had a quiet night with only six points, but she didn’t need to score as Heard, Ray, and Okonkwo combined for 52 points.

“We’re a team that doesn’t focus our offense around one person, it’s really about developing everyone’s offensive threats and abilities,” Pebley told gofrogs.com.

TCU at Baylor: Preview and Prediction | Our Daily Bears

This isn’t going to be an easy game - the Frogs are winless on the road in conference play and Baylor is as hot as anyone right now. But I have one major complaint about this articlde - Butler is the league’s best freshman? Really?

There’s a case for TCU in this game. Their guards are quick and intelligent, which proved a big issue for Baylor earlier in the season. If TCU shot okay from the line in Ft. Worth, they’d have eviscerated Baylor’s defense. Maybe they do that and pull away.

There’s a better case for Baylor in this game. The Bears’ have significantly improved in the 27 days since these teams played. Mario Kegler has figured out his role, and Butler is the league’s best freshman. Scott Drew and the staff have put Mason in strong spots, and when teams have forced them to go big or small, they’ve had a plan.

I suspect Baylor will shoot better from three, and TCU won’t destroy the smaller Bears in the rematch. I’ll take Baylor 78-73.

Football:

Check out TCU’s new football uniforms, featuring ‘frog skin’ around the collar | The Star-Telegram

Overall, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

The school described the collar as “a set of horns ... as intimidating as it is useful.

“The horns of a Horned Frog are extremely effective at deterring predators and emphasize a strong defense. Bringing that to the field is both iconic and uniquely TCU.”

The collar is also a throwback of sorts to the jerseys once worn by TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson.

“LT was Coach P’s kind of player: Overlooked, Hungry & Hardworking. The new uniforms give a nod to the first uniforms of the Patterson era that LT helped make iconic, with the geometric shapes around the collar.”