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TCU News: Frogs struggle in tough hoops weekend, football picks up big commit

TCU fans will like the lineage of the newest member of #CarterBoys19.

Basketball:

‘There are no shoulda, woulda, couldas.’ TCU falls short in winnable game at Oklahoma | The Star-Telegram

I am still bummed about how this one went down Saturday.

TCU has now lost 48 straight against ranked teams on the road. The Frogs also remain winless when facing OU in Norman (0-12).

“Obviously we felt like we should have won the game, but we didn’t,” said coach Jamie Dixon, who is now 3-16 against ranked opponents in his TCU career.

“There are no shoulda, woulda, couldas. We’ve got to defend better.”

Oklahoma shot 49 percent from the field, including 57 percent in the second half. The Sooners were led by junior forward Kristian Doolittle who scored a season-high 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting, and senior guard Christian James who scored 15.

TCU’s Jaylen Fisher remains sidelined with knee injury; missing today’s game vs. OU | The Star-Telegram

We are very much in the TBD portion of dealing with Fish’s injury issues :(.

Fisher hasn’t been available since Big 12 play started. He recently had his right knee drained, but continues to deal with swelling in it.

Fisher had his sophomore season cut short when he tore his meniscus in his right knee in January 2018. He underwent an arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in September.

When healthy, Fisher has been a difference-making player for the Frogs. He is averaging 12.1 points in nine games, including eight starts, and has been a threat from 3-point range. Fisher had a stretch of five consecutive games in which he made at least four 3-pointers in non-conference play.

Lady Bears use dominating defense to stifle TCU, 79-55 | Waco-Tribune

This was ugly early.

Her fourth-ranked Lady Bears held TCU without a bucket in the second quarter (the Horned Frogs did make two free throws) as that defensive domination helped Baylor to a 79-55 win that moved the Lady Bears to 3-0 in Big 12 play and handed TCU its first home loss of the season.

“Well the second quarter, I don’t know that I’ve ever coached in a game, quarters are new in college for us, to have a zero field goal percentage,” Mulkey said. “To hold a team to not scoring, well you can’t do anything but compliment your kids. We’re going to guard you. I’m just old school that I’ve learned from people who taught man-to-man defense that you stay with it. We have length, we have size. Those kids can come out and guard on the perimeter.”

Overall, from the 1:46 mark in the first quarter to 6:52 remaining in the third quarter, the Horned Frogs didn’t make a field goal. During that nearly 15 minutes of play, TCU missed 11 times, committed 11 turnovers and Baylor swatted five shots away.

Football:

LaDainian Tomlinson’s nephew is latest addition to TCU’s 2019 class | The Star-Telegram

I think this could definitely be a diamond in the rough for GP and the Frogs, and stealing him from Baylor is nice, too.

“He fits TCU’s defense perfectly,” said Jeremy Clark, publisher of Horned Frog Blitz. “He’s got great ball skills. He’s not the biggest guy on the field, but his reaction time on plays is really good and he’s not afraid to make tackles.

“He could play weak or free safety for TCU. It’s really a steal for them to get in so late in the process and get him from Baylor’s backyard.”

Baseball:

Top pitching prospect flips his commitment from TCU to Texas | Hook ‘Em

It’s rare that baseball recruits are on our radar this early, but the kid seems to be pretty good. Now the Frogs will have to face him several times a year instead of having him on their side.

Perfect Game USA rates Kelley as the nation’s top right-handed pitcher for the 2020 recruiting cycle. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Kelley went 9-2 with a 0.34 ERA and 153 strikeouts during his sophomore season. He is a member of the USA’s 18U National Team, which won gold at the COPABE U-18 Pan-American Championships in December. Joining Kelley on that national team was pitcher Sanson Faltine III, a senior at Richmond Travis High who signed with Texas this past November.

Source: Frogs of War