Weekend sports recap: Feb. 27 – March 1

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    Men’s basketball fails to squeeze past the Sooners.

    TCU men’s basketball came up short in a tight game against the No. 16 University of Oklahoma Sooners on Feb. 28.

    The Frogs lost on Oklahoma’s turf 67-60, giving the team a total of six straight losses on the road.

    TCU led by 12 before the Sooners cut the Frogs’ lead to 36-28 at half.

    TCU had seven offensive rebounds and 10 second-chance points in the first 20 minutes.

    Oklahoma went on a 12-6 run in the second half to slim TCU’s lead to 42-40. With just 11 minutes left, the Sooners tied the game with a 3-pointer, setting up the tight finish.

    The Frogs will get a chance to redeem themselves against Oklahoma State on Mar. 3 in Stillwater, at 8 p.m.

    Women’s basketball seniors go out with a bang and a win against Kansas

    TCU women’s basketball seniors earned a standing ovation at their final home game on Feb. 28 against the Wildcats.

    The TCU seniors who hit the court for the final time were Donielle BreauxChelsea Price and Natalie Ventress.

    TCU (17-11, 9-8 Big 12) crushed Kansas State (16-12, 6-11 Big 12) Saturday afternoon, 67-47.

    Although the Wildcats’ scored the first basket of the game with a layup, TCU acted quickly. Junior, Zahna Medley, sunk a 3-pointer and the Frogs clutched the lead for the rest of the game.

    The game was all about who could score from the 3-point line and the Frogs proved themselves by scoring 63.2 percent.

    The Wildcats couldn’t keep pace and only shot at 15.4 percent.

    Medley scored 16 points in the first half. Twelve were from the 3-point line.

    The Frogs will head to Austin on Mar. 3 to play the University of Texas.

    Baseball canceled due to bad weather

    TCU baseball’s series opener against Cal Poly was canceled this weekend because of poor weather conditions. This is the first canceled series since 2009 when a series at Air Force was canceled because of blizzard conditions.

    The Frogs will hit the diamond on Tuesday night to face the Rice Owls at 6:30 p.m. This will be the first time for the Owls to step on the field at Lupton Stadium.

    Track team racks up points after Big 12 Championships

    The TCU indoor track and field teams racked up points over the weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 28 in Ames, Iowa.

    TCU men totaled 13 points in the 60-meter finals with three athletes placing second, sixth and seventh.

    The men earned another eight points after two athletes took third and seventh place in the triple jump. The Frogs also picked up seven points in the men’s 200 meters.

    The men’s 4×400 relay team took home fourth-place after their recorded time of 3:08.62.

    The women’s squad placed seventh in the same relay with the time of 3:47.36—the top time for the women this season.

    The women added another three points after finishing sixth in women’s hurdles.

    The Frog’s will head to Arkansas on Mar. 13 for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

    Swim and dive set six new records

    The TCU men and women’s swimming and diving teams dominated the Big 12 Championships over the weekend with record-shattering times and second and fifth place finishes overall.

    It’s the third-straight year the men’s team has finished second at the meet.

    The Horned Frogs placed four in the finals of the men’s 200 back and two in the finals of the men’s 200 fly. Sophomore, John Remetta, took fifth-place in the men’s 200 breast finals with a time of 2:00.75–the fastest by a Horned Frog this season.

    The Frogs paced a third-place time in the men’s 400 free relay. Senior, Thor Stenfjord, earned fourth place in the men’s 1650 free with a time of 15:33.01.

    Senior Curtis Muller set a record for men’s platform dive, posting a mark of 272.45–the top score in the event by a Horned Frog this season.

    The women’s 400 free relay squad finished fifth. The women also earned spots in seventh and eighth place for the 200 back finals with senior, Ali Bleasdell earn the fastest time in the event this season by a Frog.

    The women also took seventh and eighth place in 1650 free and women’s 200 fly finals.

    Junior Kristen Connolly earned the team’s best score in the platform dive at 187.45.

    Men’s tennis dominates double-header 

    The No. 15 TCU men’s tennis team took home two victories on March 1 with a 6-1 win over Wisconsin and a 5-1 victory over Incarnate Word in the indoor facility at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

    TCU opened the day against Wisconsin in doubles action and quickly fell to the Badgers. The Frogs countered the loss with a 6-4 victory by No. 20 Nick Chappell and Will Stein for the duo’s 15th win this season.

    No. 110 Facundo Lugones got TCU on the board by being the first off the court in singles action with a 6-2, 6-4 win. No. 28 Cameron Norrie put TCU in the lead 2-1 with his 6-2, 6-3 win.

    Guillermo Nuñez sealed the victory for the Frogs by winning his 11th straight match with a 7-5, 7-6.

    TCU closed out the double header by facing Incarnate Word for the first time in program history. The Frogs and Cardinals only played singles matches.

    Trey Daniel got TCU up 1-0 in his first match of the day with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

    The Cardinals caught only one victory with a win on court three, before Hudson Blake took a win with a commanding 6-0, 6-1.

    TCU’s next action will be opening conference play with No. 5 Baylor in Waco on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.

    Women’s tennis team seals victory for second straight match

    The No. 17 TCU women’s tennis team dominated its second straight match at home with a 4-2 victory over No. 59 Tulsa in the indoor facility at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center Saturday night.

    Seniors, Stefanie Tan and Simona Parajova, lead the way as both posted wins in doubles and singles action against the Golden Hurricanes.

    Tulsa took the first victory 6-1, forcing TCU to battle back and win the next two matches, taking the doubles point.

    Seda Arantekin and Tan earned their 10th win of the season with a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.

    The doubles decision came down to Parajova and Sofiko Kadzhaya, as the pair claimed the match against the Golden Hurricanes 6-4, giving the Frogs a 1-0 lead in the match.

    First year, Palina Dubavets, snagged her 14th win of the season and the first singles win for the Frogs 6-4, 6-1.

    TCU pushed the lead to 3-1 with No. 48 Parajova dominating at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-3.

    The Golden Hurricanes stole one more point, but Tan secured the match for TCU after dominating 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.

    TCU will hit the road for the next five matches, starting with SMU on March 5 at 3 p.m. in Dallas.