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GoFrogs: TCU Falls at No. 12 West Virginia

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    GoFrogs: TCU Falls at No. 12 West Virginia
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Facing one of the top defensive teams in the country, TCU fell behind early and dropped its first road game of the season, 81-49, at No. 12 West Virginia, Tuesday at WVU Coliseum.

    The Frogs (12-4, 3-1 Big 12) jumped out to an 11-9 lead through the first 8:29 of the game before the Mountaineers scored 14 unanswered points to take a commanding 23-11 lead. West Virginia (14-2, 3-1 Big 12) outshot TCU 58.3 to 35.0 percent in the first half and wound up leading 37-23 at the half.

    TCU cut the deficit to single digits twice, the last off of an RJ Nembhard 3-pointer to make it 44-36 with 15:47 remaining. West Virginia continued to shoot the ball well, finishing at 57.7 percent from the field to remain undefeated (8-0) at home.

    Facing the physical Mountaineers, the Frogs got into foul trouble in the second half. Sophomore forward Jaedon LeDee fouled out with 11:47 remaining and sophomore center Kevin Samuel picked up his fifth foul with 6:43 on the clock.

    Along with shooting just 14-of-44 (31.8 percent) from the field, TCU was outrebounded 24-38. Nembhard led the Frogs in scoring with 14 points to go with six rebounds.

    Up Next
    TCU will play at Oklahoma on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Big 12 Now/ESPN+.

    Team Notes
    - TCU moved to 2-14 all-time against West Virginia. The Horned Frogs remain winless in seven games in Morgantown.
    - TCU dropped its first conference game of the season, falling to to 3-1 in Big 12 play.
    - The Horned Frogs margin of defeat (32) was their largest of the Dixon era and the largest since Feb. 12, 2014 when TCU fell to Baylor 91-58 (33).
    - The Frogs' 49 points were a season low and was the lowest scoring output in a game since last season's NIT semifinals 58-44 loss to Texas.
    - TCU also recorded season-lows in field goals (14) and field goal percentage (31.8 percent).
    - TCU was outrebounded 38-24 (-14), its worst rebounding margin in a conference game since Feb. 2, 2019 when Baylor outrebounded TCU 40-26 (-14). The Horned Frogs fell to 2-2 this season when outrebounded by their opponent.
    - TCU's 24 rebounds were its lowest rebounding total in a game since March 4, 2019 when TCU recorded 24 rebounds in a loss to Kansas State.
    - The Horned Frogs allowed a season-worst 57.7 opposing field goal percentage, the highest opposing shooting percentage given up since Baylor shot 63.3 percent against TCU on Feb. 6, 2016.
    - The Frogs committed a season-high 22 personal fouls. It was the most fouls committed by TCU since Feb. 26, 2019 at West Virginia last season when the Horned Frogs committed 28 personal fouls.
    - TCU started with the lineup of Edric Dennis, Desmond Bane, RJ Nembhard, Jaire Grayer and Kevin Samuel for the 10th consecutive game (7-3).

    Individual Notes
    - RJ Nembhard led TCU with 14 points and six rebounds.
    - Nembhard shot 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the free throw line, setting career highs in free throws made and free throws attempted.
    - Desmond Bane chipped in 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
    - Bane moved past Kurt Thomas into seventh place on TCU's all-time scoring list with 1,523 career points.
    - Bane was 2-of-5 from 3-point range. His first make of the night was 3-pointer number 200 for his career. He is currently fifth all-time on the TCU 3-point field goal leaderboard.
    - Kevin Samuel fouled out of the contest for the fourth time of his career. Three of these four games have come against West Virginia.
    - Samuel recorded a team-high two steals, his sixth game this season with multiple steals.

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