But they lost their way against Texas on Tuesday. The Longhorns dominated on the boards, 41-31, and cruised to a 23-point victory on a night the Frogs set an attendance record at Schollmaier Arena.
“We know we’re a good rebounding team, but tonight we didn’t show that,” TCU forward Emanuel Miller said afterward. “They out-competed us, out-worked us, they out-did everything to us. Kudos to them. Kudos to the players. Kudos to the staff. That’s on us.
“There’s no right answer besides the fact that they out-toughed us. We have to move on, but we really do have to learn.”
Hopefully TCU learned its lesson on rebounding being one of the reasons for its success so far this season. The Frogs are 12-2 when winning the rebounding battle. They have to get back to doing that Saturday against No. 19 LSU in the Big 12/ SEC Challenge.
Here’s everything you need to know going into the game:
When/where: 11 a.m. Saturday at Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth
TV/radio: ESPN2 (Chuckie Kempf, King McClure); KLIF (570 AM) with Brian Estridge and John Denton
Records: TCU 13-4, 3-3 Big 12; No. 19 LSU 16-4, 4-4 SEC
About TCU: TCU is 4-4 all-time in the Big 12/SEC Challenge with wins over Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. … TCU has the third toughest remaining schedule nationally. … The Frogs had 13 turnovers in their loss to the Longhorns, the fewest in eight games for the Frogs. … TCU is 72-26 overall and 48-4 in nonconference games at Schollmaier Arena under coach Jamie Dixon.
About LSU: The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday night. ... They won that game without starters Darius Days and Xavier Pinson. It’s unclear if Days and/or Pinson will be available for the TCU game. ... LSU leads the all-time series 3-1 over TCU, but has not played TCU since Nov. 21, 1986 in the Coca-Cola NIT. The Frogs won that game 83-74 in Baton Rouge. The last time LSU visited TCU was on Dec. 17, 1960, a game the Tigers won 68-62.
TCU: Mike Miles, Damion Baugh, Chuck O’Bannon Jr., Emanuel Miller, Eddie Lampkin Jr.
LSU: Alex Fudge, Eric Gaines, Tari Eason, Efton Reid, Justice Williams
This is the biggest test to date for TCU as it tries to bounce back from an “embarrassing” loss to Texas. The Frogs rebounded after a heartbreaking loss at Oklahoma State. They could benefit if Days and Pinson remain sidelined for the Tigers, too. We’ll take the Frogs at home in a close one. TCU 64, LSU 60.
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