Barlow’s transfer has left the front court a little thin.
“I like our nine,” Dixon said. “I like our rotation. I think we’ve got the right guys. It just needs to keep getting better, cut down on some mental mistakes and get more physical. We got banged around a little bit too much today, especially early.”
Pearson joined TCU as a three-star prospect out of Hargrave Military (Va.). The hope has been to allow him time to develop with a redshirt season, much like the team is doing with fellow freshman Taryn Todd.
But circumstances change and TCU could feel its in the best interest to have Pearson play this season. Unlike in football, there is not a limit on the number of games a basketball player can participate in and still remain eligible for a redshirt.
Moehrig is one of three Frogs to make the all-Texas defensive team. The offense? Uhh..
DB: Trevon Moehrig, TCU (Spring Branch)
Moehrig quietly had a great season at safety. He posted 62 tackles, 11 pass breakups and four interceptions for the Horned Frogs in the defensive backfield. He finished second on the team in tackles, only behind Wallow.
A closer look at the ballots show that 24 of the 65 coaches with a ballot had SMU in their top 25s.
New Mexico State coach Doug Martin had SMU higher than any other coach, putting the Mustangs at No. 20.
Three coaches, including SMU coach Sonny Dykes, had the Mustangs No. 21.
Gus Malzahn was the lone coach to have SMU at No. 22.
Five coaches, most notably former Texas Tech coach and current Washington State coach Mike Leach, had SMU at No. 23.
Seven coaches, including UNT coach Seth Littrell, had the Mustangs 24th on their ballots.
And seven other coaches, including in-state coaches Tom Herman and Jimbo Fisher, had SMU at No. 25.
Gary Patterson (whose TCU team lost to SMU at home earlier this season), Matt Wells and Matt Rhule, were all among the coaches who did not rank SMU on their season-ending ballots.