NCAA Football

Miles, No. 11 TCU led throughout in the win over Oklahoma

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points and 11th-ranked TCU led throughout in a 79-52 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.

Even without injured big man Eddie Lampkin Jr., the Horned Frogs followed up their 23-point victory over then-No. 2 Kansas by scoring the game’s first 11 points at home.

Damion Baugh and Micah Peavy added 13 points for TCU (16-4, 5-3 Big 12). Emanuel Miller grabbed 10 rebounds while Lampkin, the team’s leading rebounder, sat on the bench wearing a protective boot on his left foot because of a high ankle sprain suffered in the win over the reigning national champion Jayhawks three days earlier.

CJ Noland had 11 points for the Sooners (11-9, 2-6), who lost their third straight game. It was their lopsided loss since falling 77-47 to Baylor on Jan. 28, 2019.

The Frogs had an 11-0 lead at the first media timeout four minutes into the game when Oklahoma already had four turnovers that led to eight points. They also scored the first 11 points after halftime, capped by an impressive play that began with a blocked shot by Shahada Wells and ended with a dunk by Peavy to stretch the margin to 55-27.

The ball appeared to be headed out of bounds after Wells knocked away a 3-pointer attempted by Grant Sherfield. But Rondel Walker grabbed it near midfield and threw forward to the scrambling Peavy.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma: The Sooners, now 0-5 vs. Top 25 team, had three turnovers before getting their first shot. It was an air-ball 3-pointer from Sherfield, the Oklahoma transfer who is from Fort Worth. Sherfield, who entered as the leading scorer for the Sooners with a game-high 17 points, was held to five on 2-of-11 shooting – just 1 of 8 on 3s.

TCU: The Frogs built an early 20-8 lead even while missing 7 of 8 shots and going nearly 5 1/2 minutes without a basket after Baugh knocked in a 3-pointer for an 8-0 lead. TCU scored eight straight points on free throws, including Miles being fouled twice on a 3-pointer and making each free throw. Miles had 17 points at halftime, including 10-of-10 free throws.

FOOTBALL FROGS

The TCU football team was recognized at halftime, with coach Sonny Dykes and the team surrounding the trophy from the College Football Playoff semifinal Fiesta Bowl the Frogs won over Michigan. Highlights of that game were shown on the video board, but no specific mention was made of the 65-7 loss to Georgia in the CFP national championship that followed. TCU’s 13 wins matched the school record.

NEXT

Oklahoma plays at No. 2 Alabama on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

TCU travels to Mississippi State for their SEC/Big 12 Challenge game.

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