Fort Worth, Texas
Mike Myers Jr. scored 23 points and 11th-ranked TCU took the lead in a 79-52 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
Even without injured big man Eddie Lampkin Jr., the Horned Frogs had a 23-point victory in what was then their 23rd game. 2 Kansas scored the first 11 points of the game at home.
Damion Baugh and Micah Peavy added 13 points for TCU (16-4, 5-3 Big 12). Emmanuel Miller grabbed 10 rebounds while the team’s leading rebounder, Lumpkin, sat on the bench with a protective boot on his left foot since a win over the defending national champion Jayhawks three days earlier. Sprained ankle.
CJ Noland scored 11 points for the Sooners (11-9, 2-6), which lost their third straight game. It was their most lopsided loss since a 77-47 loss to Baylor on Jan. 28, 2019.
The Frogs were up 11-0 in the first media timeout four minutes into the game when Oklahoma had already had four turnovers leading to eight points. They also scored their first 11 points after halftime in a game that began with a block by Shahada Wells and ended with a dunk by Peavy to extend the lead to 55- 27.
The ball appeared to go out of bounds after Wells fended off Grant Sheffield’s 3-pointer. But Rondel Walker caught it near midcourt and threw the ball to Peavy who broke through.
Oklahoma: The Sooners are now 0-5 against the top 25 teams, with three turnovers before the first shot. It was an aerial 3-pointer from Sheffield, moving from Fort Worth to Oklahoma. Sheffield was the Sooners’ leading scorer with 17 points per game, but was limited to five on 2-for-11 shooting from the field — just 1-for-8 from 3-point range.
TCU: Frogs built an early 20-8 lead even after Baugh hit a 3-pointer for an 8-0 lead, went 7-for-8 and closed in nearly 5 1/2 minutes No layup inside. TCU scored eight straight points on free throws, with Miles fouling twice on 3-pointers and making each of them. Miles scored 17 points in the half, including 10 of 10 free throws.
The TCU football team is recognized at halftime as coach Sonny Dykes and the team surround the trophy in the College Football Playoff semifinal Fiesta Bowl as the Frogs beat Michigan. Highlights from that game were shown on the video board, but there was no specific mention of the ensuing 65-7 loss to Georgia in the CFP National Championship Game. TCU’s 13 victories matched the school record.
Oklahoma will play No. 2 Alabama in the SEC/Big 12 Challenger on Saturday.
TCU travels to Mississippi State for the SEC/Big 12 Challenger Game.
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