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Men’s Basketball: TCU remains unbeaten with win over Houston Christian

The Horned Frogs break the century mark once again, defeating the Huskies 101-64.

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The nonconference schedule has been a breeze so far for the TCU men’s basketball team, which remained undefeated on Monday evening with a 101-64 win over Houston Christian at the Schollmaier Arena. Jameer Nelson Jr. recorded a double-double to lead the Horned Frogs (6-0, 0-0 Big 12) over the Huskies, scoring 15 points and dishing out a season-high 10 assists while adding five rebounds. It’s the second time this season that TCU has scored over 100 points in the game. The Horned Frogs tipped off the 2023-24 season with an emphatic 108-75 victory against the Southern Jaguars in mid-November.

Emanuel Miller enjoyed one of his best games of the season on Monday, scoring a team-high 19 points while anchoring the defense with three steals and two blocked shots. Micah Peavy followed with an all-around performance that included 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Horned Frogs, who shot over 58 percent from the field and went 18-for-22 from the free-throw line. TCU torched the Huskies with their fast tempo, scoring 36 fast break points and 34 points off turnovers. The Horned Frogs forced 24 turnovers while holding Houston Christian to roughly 39 percent shooting in the first half.

JaKobe Coles continued his strong start to the season on Monday, scoring 12 points with six rebounds for the Horned Frogs, who saw 11 different players enter the scoring column in the win. Avery Anderson III led the TCU bench against the Huskies, compiling nine points along with five assists and a team-leading four steals. Trey Tennyson added eight bench points for the Horned Frogs, who carved up the Houston Christian defense for 60 points in the paint.

With most of the nonconference slate in the rearview, TCU will prepare for a trio of tough matchups. The Horned Frogs will face Georgetown in Washington, D.C. for the Big East vs. Big 12 Battle on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. TCU will then battle Clemson in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. before hosting Arizona State at the Dickies Arena on Saturday, Dec. 16.