In early March, the TCU men's basketball team lost their first game in the conference tournament, which signaled the end of the season and the collegiate careers for three seniors, but one Frog is not ready to give it up yet.Nile Murry, a transfer from Temple University, has been a consistent player for head coach Neil Dougherty during his two years as a Frog, and he is not ready to turn his high-tops in for a pair of loafers.
On any given day during the spring, summer and fall you can drive down North Bellaire Drive and see the TCU football team having practice for a couple hours and calling it a day.What you do not see is what the team is doing off the field to get better, and I do not mean a couple curls in the weight room either.
Yes, football players spend a lot of time in the weight room pumping out set after set of bench press in order to obtain their freakishly large muscles, but many times it is not their brawn that wins games, it's their brains.
The No. 23 ranked women's tennis team lost a close match Tuesday afternoon to No. 10 California by a score of 4-3.The Golden Bears (11-4) edged out the Frogs (11-6) early in the match by winning the doubles matches 9-7 and 9-7.
Cal's Suzi Babos and Suzie Fodor came back to beat senior Helena Besovic and junior Ana Cetnik after trailing halfway through the match and facing match point.
"We really let the doubles match slip," coach Dave Borelli said. "We had four match points in one of the games, we had our chances."
When Wednesday nights game between the Horned Frogs (6-23, 2-13) and the Utah Utes (12-14, 5-10) was just about to get underway, everything looked familiar, except for one senior from nearby Grapevine who was about to make his first collegiate start.With just 1:34 gone by in the first half, senior David Markley spotted up on the left arc and nailed a three pointer, making him 1-1 on the night as the Frogs beat the Utes 69-65.
Senior forward Judson Stubbs led the Horned Frogs (5-20, 1-10) in scoring Wednesday night with 11 points, but it was to no avail as the Air Force Falcons (20-5, 8-4) beat TCU 63-45.The Falcons were led by senior guard Antoine Hood who finished with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting.
"(Hood) is a guy that doesn't get enough credit," head coach Neil Dougherty said. "He could play and start for any team in the country."
Dougherty said Hood is the most complete guard in the entire Mountain West Conference.
The Horned Frogs will be looking for some good defense tonight to stop an Air Force (19-5, 7-4) team that is shooting just under 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from the three-point range.Four of the five starters for the Falcons are averaging in double figures. They are headlined by senior guard Antoine Hood, who is averaging 14.3 points per game. The four leading scorers for the Falcons are also putting in a lot of time on the court, averaging 34 minutes per game.
Junior guard Natasha Lacy took over the second half of Wednesday night's game as the Lady Frogs beat the University of Wyoming Cowgirls ."(Lacy) is really good at taking control of the game. Its what she does," said sophomore forward Lorie Butler-Rayford .
Despite not starting either half, Lacy scored 21 points, 19 of which came in the second half. Lacy scored 11 of the Frog's last 13 points, and she was two points shy of tying her career-high.
"Third time is a charm" was not the case Wednesday night as TCU men's basketball lost 73-60 to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.It was the third time in TCU history that the two teams faced off at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, and once again, the Rebels got the better of the Frogs, as big plays and timely shooting proved to be too much to overcome.
Despite the lopsided score, TCU was very much in the ball game. The Frogs were only down two at the half thanks to a last second tip-in by senior forward Chudi Chinweze, who finished with 9 points.