Weekend sports recap: Jan. 16 – Jan. 18

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    Men’s Basketball

    For the first time in history, the TCU men’s basketball team won a Big 12 game on the road, handing Texas Tech a blowout loss on Saturday, 62-42.

    The win was the first conference road win for the Frogs in 22 attempts, and snapped a 23-game losing streak in Big 12 matchups. TCU improved to 14-3 overall with the victory.

    Read TCU 360’s full game recap here.

    Women’s Basketball

    Coming off an impressive win over the Jayhawks, the TCU women’s basketball team stumbled at home in a 97-81 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.

    Junior Veja Hamilton and senior Natalie Ventress each dropped 23 points on the Sooners, but a 24-9 OU run to open the second half proved too much for the Frogs to overcome.

    TCU fell to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in Big 12 play following the loss.

    Read TCU 360’s full game recap here.

    Men’s Tennis

    Ranked No. 37 in the nation, the TCU men’s tennis team opened its spring schedule with a bang Sunday afternoon, dominating UC Santa Barbara 6-1.

    Seniors Facundo Lugones and Arnau Dachs got the team’s first win of the day and the first part of the doubles point for the Frogs. Dachs later got the first singles win for TCU with a 6-1, 6-1 win.

    The 1-0 Frogs next travel to College Station where they’ll compete against Texas A&M, LSU and San Diego in the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend four-team tournament.

    Women’s Tennis

    The No. 45 TCU women’s tennis team also opened their season with a win, beating Missouri 5-2 on Sunday morning.

    The win was the first under new head coach Lee Taylor Walker and featured the Frogs winning four of six singles matches to clinch the win. Freshman Palina Dubavets sealed the TCU victory with a 6-3, 7-6 win.

    Swimming & Diving

    In Morgantown W.Va., the TCU women’s swimming and diving team earned its sixth win of the season on Friday night while the men’s team picked up its first loss.

    For the men’s team, senior Cooper Robinson set a new WVU Natatorium record in the men’s 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.93, which broke his own record set in 2013.

    Freshman Devin Newton picked up three individual wins, winning the women’s 100 & 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM events.

    Rifle

    The No. 4 TCU rifle team opened its spring slate of games on Saturday, facing Air Force Academy and Coast Guard Academy.  

    The Frogs ended their fall season with three shooters sharing the top spot in the air rifle leaderboard: Hannah Black, Sally Li and Mindy Miles. A sophomore from Singapore, Li shot 589 or better in six of seven fall matches.

    Both Air Force and Coast Guard entered Saturday’s matches with undefeated records. TCU’s only loss of the year came at the hands of No. 1 West Virginia in early October.