TCU upsets No. 7 WVU

TCU upsets No. 7 WVU

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TCU upsets No. 7 WVU

Jan 22, 2018; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs guard Alex Robinson (25) brings the ball up the court against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the first half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

FORT WORTH, Texas–Alex Robinson scored 17 points as TCU knocked off No. 7 West Virginia 82-73 on Monday night.

It was the first win in 12 meetings for the Horned Frogs (15-5, 3-5 Big 12) and their first win this season over a ranked opponent.

“We had lost so many of these, so many opportunities, close games, even the last two years, home games, big crowd, atmosphere,” Jamie Dixon said. “We’ve had leads, and we had opportunity, and it just didn’t happen for whatever reason.”

Jan 22, 2018; Fort Worth, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Jevon Carter (2) yells out a play as he brings the ball up the court during the second half against TCU Horned Frogs at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Vlad Brodziansky had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Desmond Bane scored eight of his 15 points at the start of the second half. Noi Kouat added 14 points.

Jevon Carter led the Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3) with 16 points and seven assists. Sagabe Konate chipped in 14 points. Lamont West added 11 points. Wesley Harris and Daxter Miles Jr. both had 10.

WVU lacked energy the entire game. TCU used a 23-3 run spanning the end of the first half and the start of the second to take a 48-36 lead.

“First half, we stopped them seven consecutive times and we didn’t score,” coach Bob Huggins said. “It wasn’t like we didn’t have shots. We had shots. We’re just not making any.”

Jan 22, 2018; Fort Worth, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins gestures during the second half against the TCU Horned Frogs at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

The Horned Frogs outrebounded the Mountaineers 46-40.

WVU shot 33 percent from the floor, 26 percent from 3-point range and made 16-of-22 from the free throw line.

TCU shot 42 percent from the field, 38 percent from beyond the arc and made 23-of-33 from the line.

The Mountaineers return home to take on Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m.

 

Cover Photo Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

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