Texas should demolish TCU this week. It should be a lot more like the first half of the Kansas State game than the second half. The potential return of starting quarterback Quinn Ewers would make that result more likely. Nevertheless, what should happen often doesn’t happen when the Longhorns travel to Fort Worth.
Last season, TCU’s matchup with Texas had college football playoff implications and was one of the top Big 12 games of the year.
This year’s matchup does as well, but it’s the Horned Frogs who will try to play spoiler. TCU comes into the marquee in-state battle limping with a 4-5 record and a two-game losing skid at the hands of Kansas State and Texas Tech.
Injured Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers has resumed throwing again and been upgraded as “day to day,” coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday.
Sarkisian said Ewers began throwing in practice late last week and threw again on Monday.
Peavy shot 10 of 13 from the field and Coles finished 5-of-7 shooting for TCU, which shot 61.4% (43 of 70) overall.
Avery Anderson III added 15 points, Jameer Nelson Jr. chipped in 14 and Trevian Tennyson had 13 for TCU. Nelson had game-highs of six assists and five steals. Tennyson made three of the Horned Frogs' 10 3-pointers.
Cole added another mid-range bucket and then converted a three-point play to make it 38-26 late in the first half. The power forward drilled a 3-pointer during that stretch as well and was the first Horned Frog to reach double digits.
“He’s playing really well, at times I think he can be our all-around best player,” Dixon said. “He’s playing better defensively, he did some good things today defensively.”
TCU ushered in a new era of women's basketball in historic fashion on Monday in a 76-56 rout of Oral Roberts inside Schollmaier Arena.
Madison Conner finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to lead the Horned Frogs in a game in which they never trailed. Connor's 30 points were the most by a player making their TCU debut in program history.