The Horned Frogs scored a very important win over West Virginia, as they needed that win to bounce back from their 3-game losing streak. After suffering injuries, the TCU men’s basketball team defeated West Virginia, 77-67, on Monday at Schulmeyer Arena. It was also very important in case they keep their NCAA Championship hopes alive as well.
So many things were different that the horned frogs were without them Eddie Lampkin Due to a knee injury he sustained in the last game at Baylor, however, Xavier Cork Go big and play some precious minutes for the frogs. He gave some good offensive looks to the team. Eddie’s presence on Earth tonight was missed, but the TCU came together and brought the energy for an important win.
“Now he’s not playing as well as he used to and that’s led to that but we need him on the ground because he does some things differently,” the coach said. Jimmy Dixon On the play Cork. “It makes our defense different in some ways, it makes our attacking a little bit different. And again, going back to Eddie, he’s been playing several minutes as well at the same time. So you know, we’re skeptical about that situation. But yeah, I’d say Xavier made Big numbers so this will continue to show why we need him and it was nice to see he used his hands in his poses He came here with only one hand so his improvement when he got here is huge He didn’t have a left hand He’s glad he’s getting bigger and coming out More from the cochlea.
The Horned Frogs are now 17-8 years old, 6-7 in team play. Cork started in Lampkin’s place and scored a season-high of 10 points and four saves.
Emmanuel Miller He led the way by scoring 18 points in the season, which scored the highest level in shooting 6 out of 10 from the field, and also led the team with eight rebounds. Mike Miles He finished with 15 points, and Chuck O’Bannon He had 11 which included three three-pointers.
Damion Pogue The double-digit scorer finished with ten points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the team.
Both teams got off to a hot start as TCU completed 11 of its first 16 shots in the game. The Horned Frogs fired 57.1 percent in the first half, but the Mountaineers (14-13, 3-11) fired 54.8 percent while TCU led 43-42.
Taz Sherman For West Virginia, he was illuminating the TCU in the first half as he looked like he lost 17 points effortlessly. But, in the second half, TCU made life very difficult for him as he put in only six points. He finished the match with 23 points. TCU named another prolific scorer for WVU, Sean McNeill to zero points. McNeil entered the game averaging 13.2 points. It’s the first time it’s closed all season. West Virginia State was an interesting team because they had a lot of veteran players, but it didn’t feature in the season results with 11 losses in the conference. They have a lot of guys to go with, but they seem to be stuck in a rut at some point, or maybe Bob Huggins has been yelling at them a lot.
Despite playing without one of its best bouncers, TCU dominated the boards, 42-24. The Frogs launched a season best with 53.7 percent of the field. The TCU improved to 4-16 overall against West Virginia. TCU has won three of its last four meetings with the WVU in Fort Worth. Five TCU players have scored double digits for the first time this season. The TCU led 43-42 in the inning, and the Frogs had the most inning points in team play this season.
The TCU continues to play three games in five days on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Austin against No. 20 in Texas. The game is on ESPN2.
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