ICYMI, RJ got the Frogs off to a winning start in conference play.
The sophomore guard, who won a game against UC Irvine in November with a 3 in the final seconds, also had a tying 3 in the final minute for the Horned Frogs (10-3).
Tyrese Haliburton had a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Cyclones (7-6), but his 40-foot heave at the buzzer in overtime grazed the rim after TCU’s Kevin Samuel missed two free throws.
Haliburton broke a 67-all tie with a 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining, and Iowa State went in front again with 15 seconds left on a pair of free throws from George Conditt, who scored 19 points.
Haliburton hit two free throws for a 74-71 lead with eight seconds to go after Nembhard’s miss from the line, but Nembhard atoned when he took the inbound pass, dribbled past a screen near midcourt and pulled up for his tying shot.
And hey, the women are 1-0 in Big 12 play, too! Thanks to a last minute bucket, as well.
Three days into the new year, the Texas Longhorns have a set of resolutions to work on.
Michelle Berry’s putback basket with 6.7 seconds remaining was the difference in TCU’s 65-63 upset of Texas on Friday. In what was the conference opener for both teams, TCU secured its fourth-ever victory over UT. It was also TCU’s first win in 22 trips to Austin.
TCU was led by the 26 points scored by junior guard Lauren Heard. The Longhorns, though, had plenty of blame to shoulder.
Texas turned the basketball over 18 times at the Erwin Center.
The Longhorns allowed 15 offensive rebounds and 11 second-chance points.
If you’re looking for inside coaching info... JC is probably your guy.
TCU head coach Gary Patterson has already made one change to the staff, naming former inside receivers coach Jarrett Anderson to offensive line coach, where he coached the position from 2014-2016.
There’s still plenty to learn on the recruiting trail and in the coaching search, including a name Frog fans should start getting themselves familiar with.
Three former TCU offensive linemen started a playoff game Sunday. Niang could be next.
Why he may fit with Washington:
As Washington looks to get younger on offensive line, Niang should be one of the offensive tackles it takes a hard look at. Given the ongoing drama with former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Trent Williams’ holdout, it makes a lot of sense for the Redskins to trade Williams and recuperate some value while looking for a younger long-term solution at the position.
Lucas Niang could bolster Washington’s offensive line with admirable athleticism, mobility and a competitive edge necessary to succeed at the next level.