You've made some excellent points above.The refs did not decide the game. The foul count was 19 TCU vs 15 Texas, and TCU had two or three foolish non-shooting fouls while Texas was in the bonus which gifted Horns some free throws. If you are pointing at stats, then I would say it was steals 6 to 11 and turnovers 14 to 10 both favoring Texas which swung the game to the Longhorns.
And, Points In The Paint! — TCU‘s game is to win the paint, rebounds and points, but without a healthy Big Eddie with his muscle and height, Texas had their way with 42 points in the paint compared to only 22 for the Frogs. Texas only took 14 of their 59 shots from three, making only two of those threes; they focused on the paint. If TCU had not made 8 of 19 of their threes it would have been a double digit loss.
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This is truly "should've, could've" situation and a berth in the Conference Championship (and better NCAA seeding) were lost to the Froggies. We need more constancy with this men's team. Jamie?
With only one year left with the OUT turkeys in our league, ADJD needs to call all the coaching staffs "in" sometime in the next several months and declare that their respective jobs are in jeopardy if they lose to OU or UT. Tell them that he doesn't care if they win all their other tilts. Next year in men's basketball we need to be 4-0, plus B12 Tournament, vs. those gomer pyles. (I'm being extreme. Joking, you all understand?)