Frogs travel to Texas Saturday

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    TCU is the last Big 12 team without a conference win.

    The Horned Frogs shared that position with the Texas until Saturday when the Longhorns downed the Red Raiders 73-57.

    Now the Frogs are alone at the bottom of the Big 12.

    “I think there’s some guys in there that are probably starting to waver a little bit,” head coach Trent Johnson said after Saturday’s 82-56 loss to Baylor. “As opposed to just understanding, 'Hey, look, compete and do what we told them to do and things will take care of themselves.'”

    The Frogs shot 33.3 percent from the field (18-of-54) against Baylor, their third-worst outing on the season. They also allowed 15 fast break points and 25 points on second chance points.

    Johnson said he will not focus on the number of missed shots but said watching players play in a selfish manner is a bigger concern to him. He talked about players trying to play two-on-one rather than hitting an open player and setting screens.

    “Those kind of things tell me guy’s not listening, guys aren’t playing for their uniform,” he said. “They’re playing for themselves.”

    After a week off from Big 12 play, the Frogs will take a drive down I-35 south to try to grab what has become their elusive Big 12 win.

    Texas (9-11 overall, 1-6 Big 12) fell to No. 18 Kansas State 83-57 Wednesday. Sheldon McClellan had 15 points and Jaylen Bond posted 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds in the loss.

    The Longhorns and Frogs will pit the lowest scoring and lowest-shooting percentage Big 12 offenses against each other (UT is scoring 64.1 points per game, compared to TCU's 54.7 points per game).

    The Frogs (9-11, 0-7) lost their top spot in Big 12 scoring defense (58.4) to Kansas State (58.2). TCU takes the conference’s worst scoring offense, free throw percentage (.596) and rebounding (32.2 boards per game) into Austin.

    “This whole thing is not about your talent level,” Johnson said. “It’s not about who’s not out there. It’s about playing well, playing the game right. That’s the thing that disturbs me.”

    Where: Austin, Texas

    When: Saturday Feb. 2, 7 p.m

    TV: Longhorn Network

    Radio: 570 KLIF AM; 88.7 KTCU FM