no. nr/25 Men’s Basketball wins 73-50 at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas — Senior Timmy Allen registered a game-high 16 points to power nr/25 Texas (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) to an impressive 73-50 road victory against TCU (13-4, 3-3 Big 12) on Tuesday night at Schollmaier Arena. The 23-point win marked UT’s largest margin of victory against the Horned Frogs in a game played in Fort Worth since the 1993-94 season.

The Longhorns limited TCU to 50 points on 36.0-percent field goal shooting (18-50), including a 2-of-16 mark (.125) from three-point range, on the night. Texas registered 21 assists on 29 field goals made against just 10 turnovers and tallied a season-high 22 fast-break points. UT also recorded a plus-10 rebound margin (41-31), including a 15-9 advantage on the offensive glass, against a TCU team that entered the game leading the nation in offensive rebounds per game (15.1) and ranking third nationally in rebound margin (+14.5).

Allen hit 6-of-13 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws while posting eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in a season-high 38 minutes. Senior Courtney Ramey recorded 14 points while also hitting 6-of-13 field goals (2-5 threes) and added three boards, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes. Senior Andrew Jones tallied 12 points (3-6 threes), three assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes, and senior Marcus Carr registered 11 points (3-5 threes) and two assists in 20 minutes.

Junior Brock Cunningham tied his career high with four assists and posted a season-high seven rebounds (five offensive) in 24 minutes. Senior Christian Bishop posted a season-high nine rebounds (four offensive) in 27 minutes, and senior Tre Mitchell tied his career high with five assists to go along with seven points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.

The contest featured three lead changes and four ties in the opening 6:13. Tied at 10-10 at the 13:47 mark, the Longhorns used an 11-0 run over the next three-and-a-half minutes to build a 21-10 cushion following a Mitchell layup with 10:16 remaining and never looked back.

A pair of Eddie Lampkin free throws trimmed the margin to 23-16 at the 8:16 mark, but UT answered with a 7-1 spurt over the next three minutes to increase its advantage to 30-17 following a Jones three-pointer with 5:30 left. After a pair of Mike Miles cut the lead to 30-19 at the 4:40 mark, the Longhorns closed the half on a 13-4 run capped by a Devin Askew jumper with three seconds left to take a 43-23 cushion into the break.

UT limited TCU to 23 points on 30.8-percent field goal shooting (8-26), including a 0-of-9 mark from three-point range, in the opening 20 minutes. Texas converted 48.5-percent from the floor (16-33), including a 4-of-9 mark from three-point range, while building its 20-point halftime advantage.

An Xavier Cork layup cut the deficit to 50-33 at the 14:43 mark, but the Longhorns responded with a 9-2 spurt over the next three minutes to grab a 59-35 lead after an Askew layup with 11:19 remaining. TCU managed to get as close as 15 points (63-48) after a Miles three-pointer at the 5:19 mark, before UT finished the game on a 10-2 run.

Texas returns to action when it hosts No. 18/20 Tennessee as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 29. Tip is set for 7 pm Central at the Frank Erwin Center, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Texas Basketball Postgame Notes

##25 Texas 73, TCU 50

January 25, 2022

Schollmaier Arena (Fort Worth, Texas)

Attendance: 8.412

Team Notes

  • Texas has won six straight and 23 of the last 30 meetings against TCU. UT has earned a victory in each of its last three trips to Fort Worth.
  • The 23-point win (73-50) marked the largest margin of victory by Texas in a game played at TCU since a 111-78 win on March 5, 1994. Both teams were in the Southwest Conference at that time.
  • The 23-point win was the largest margin of victory by Texas against the Horned Frogs since a 66-43 win in Austin on Feb. 11, 2015.
  • The 23-point win marked UT’s largest margin of victory this year in Big 12 play (previous: 15, 74-59 vs. West Virginia on Jan. 1).
  • Texas has held eight of its first 20 opponents to 50 points or below.
  • UT improved to 15-0 this year when holding its opponent below 60 points.
  • The Longhorns held TCU to 50 points on 36.0-percent FG shooting (18-50), including a 2-of-16 mark (.125) from three-point range.
  • Texas registered 21 assists (on 29 field goals made) against just 10 turnovers on the night. UT’s 21 assists marked a team season high in Big 12 play (previous: 15 at K-State). The 21 assists were two shy of a season high (23 vs. Incarnate Word on Dec. 28).
  • The Longhorns posted a plus-10 rebound margin (41-31), including a 15-9 advantage on the offensive glass.
  • Texas set a team season high in fast break points (22), previous: 18 vs. Houston Baptist (Nov. 9).
  • The Longhorns recorded a 22-8 margin in bench scoring.
  • Texas limited TCU to 23 points on 30.8-percent FG shooting (8-26), including a 0-of-9 mark from three-point range, in the first half.
  • The Longhorns posted 43 points while converting 48.5-percent from the floor (16-33), including a 4-of-9 mark from three-point range, in the opening 20 minutes.
  • UT recorded 11 assists on 16 made field goals in the first half.
  • The 43 first-half points marked the highest first-half total by Texas since it scored 46 against UTRGV (Dec. 3).
  • The 20-point halftime margin (43-23) marked UT’s largest in Big 12 play this year. The Longhorns held a 19-point lead (39-20) against West Virginia (Jan. 1).

Timmy Allen

  • Reached double digits in scoring (team-high 16 points) for the 15th time this year (20 games) and 86th in his career (105 games)
  • Set a season high in minutes (38)

Christian Bishop

  • Set season highs in rebounds (nine) and minutes (27)
  • Four of his nine rebounds came off the offensive glass

Marcus Carr

  • Reached double digits in scoring (11 points) for the 12th time this year (20 games) and 76th in his career (112 games)

Brock Cunningham

  • Set season highs in rebounds (seven) and minutes (24)
  • Tied his career high in assists (four)
  • Five of his seven rebounds came off the offensive glass

Andrew Jones

  • Reached double digits in scoring (12 points) for the 11th time this year (19 games) and 76th in his career (121 games)

Tre Mitchell

  • Tied his career high in assists (five)

Courtney Ramey

  • Reached double digits in scoring (14 points) for the ninth time this year (20 games) and 66th in his career (114 games)

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