Dingers from Watson, Henry, Oviedo, and Wolfe spurred the Frogs on, but a five-run eighth gave them the lead for good. Then Marcelo Perez came on and did what he does to close things out.
TCU pulled away in the eighth when it sent 10 men to the plate. The Frogs scored five times to take a 12-8 lead. Oviedo started the rally with an infield single, and Andrew Keefer and Wolfe delivered RBI hits.
A Texas perspective on the TCU series win.
Frustrating game to say the least. No – it was a frustrating series. Texas let a series win slip away, quite possibly a sweep, against a top-25 team on the road.
Desmond Bane dropped 30 points on the Huskers, as TCU won 88-72.
And for a second straight night, Dixon saw his players deliver. Highlighted Bane’s outburst -- his second 30-point performance of the month -- a total of five TCU players ended the night in double figures. The Horned Frogs had six players reach that mark against Sam Houston State in the first round of the NIT last Wednesday, and the momentum carried over, as the numbers showed.
Isaiah Roby and Kendric Davis both went to the floor for a loose ball, and Roby ended up tossing Davis in a different direction.
Roby, 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, was called for a “Flagrant 2” foul with 11:59 remaining in the game, noticeably throwing TCU freshman guard Kendric Davis (5-11, 180) off him midway through the second half.
No. 10 TCU knocked of Arizona State on Sunday afternoon, improving to 14-3 on the season. After dropping the doubles point, the Frogs gutted it out on the singles courts.
The Frogs responded in singles and captured the opening set on five of the six courts. It took over two hours, but TCU scored its first point from No. 7 Alex Rybakov with the senior getting the 7-5, 7-5, victory over No. 55 Nathan Ponwith to improve to 18-1 on the year and 10-1 against ranked opponents. Arizona State went back on top with a win on court three, but No. 25 Alastair Gray gritted out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win on court two to even up the match at 2-2. No. 115 Bertus Kruger got a late break on court four to secure the win and make it 3-2 for TCU, but the Sun Devils took court six with all eyes turning to the final court. At the time Luc Fomba was up 4-0 in the final set and the sophomore finished off his match with a break to take court five, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, and give the Frogs their ninth straight win.
The Frogs fell to No. 7 Cal Poly in a close match, but bounced back against Central Arkansas to move to 10-10 on the season.
TCU’s next match against UCA was the final one of the tournament. The Frogs cruised to an early 2-0 lead and were propelled by Avery Arellano and Hailey Brockett’s quick win on court five, 21-16, 21-10. A third sweep of the weekend was up for grabs after wins on court two and three. Mandi Orellana and Haven Hill forced a third set on court one after recovering from a slow start. However, the Bear’s pair of Haley Tippett and Colene Hamilton were able to outlast the Frogs and picked up their only win of the match.