At halftime, the TCU men’s basketball team leads No. 15 Texas 22-20.
Junior forward Amric Fields has a game-high seven points and seven rebounds in the game so far.
The Frogs (9-11, 0-8 Big 12), who are still winless in conference play this season, were outrebounded 26-14 and shot 26.9 percent from the field. They forced 10 Texas turnovers in the half.
The Longhorns (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) started the game with a 7-0 run, capped by a Cameron Ridley dunk. Ridley was later issued a “Flagrant 1” foul for getting a little too physical on the defensive side of the ball.
Freshman center Karviar Shepherd started the game after missing last Saturday’s 60-54 loss to Texas Tech (11-11, 3-6 Big 12) with an injured hand. Shepherd has four points and one rebound at the end of the first half.
Texas beat the No. 8-ranked Kansas Jayhawks in Austin on Saturday afternoon.
TCU wouldn’t reach double-digits on the scoreboard until the 9:34 mark, after freshman forward Hudson Price hit the team’s first three-pointer of the night. The Frogs missed their first five attempts from behind the arc.
The home team eventually cut the Longhorn lead to one after a three-pointer from junior guard Kyan Anderson. Texas would immediately respond, however, hitting a fastbreak layup in transition seven seconds later to put the game at 18-14 Texas.
Sophomore guard Christian Gore would hit the Frogs’ third three pointer of the night, once again cutting Texas’ lead to one.
With 1:07 left in the half, Fields went up for a dunk and was fouled hard by Ridley. He hit one of the ensuing free throws to tie the game at 20 points each.
The Longhorns missed five of their seven free throw attempts in the first half. TCU, on the other hand, made five of their six attempts.
Anderson then hit a running layup with 10 seconds remaining in the half and the Frogs lead 22-20.