On Saturday, the Frogs (12-14, 4-7 Mountain West) took on the University of Wyoming Cowboys (9-16, 2-9 MWC) on the road with a looming reality over their heads. TCU had never recorded a single win in Laramie at Arena-Auditorium and were tied at 7-7 in all-time series against the Cowboys.
The Frogs defeated the Cowboys 76-68, moving them to the No. 7 spot in the MWC.
Wyoming took the lead early in the game but came back strong with outstanding performances by freshman forward Nikola Cerina and sophomore guard Ronnie Moss.
Cerina contributed a game-high 21 points against the Cowboys, breaking his previous career-high scoring record of 17.
Moss came in second, adding 15 points to the boards with four assists.
The Frogs face their next MWC opponent Tuesday night in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
At the NCAA Qualifier in Fort Worth on Saturday, the women defeated Air Force 4654-4607.
They clenched wins in both smallbore and air rifle against the Falcons.
In air rifle, freshman Caitlin Morrissey led with a 592, and in smallbore freshman Sarah Beard led with a 581.
Another strong freshman, Sarah Scherer, took the top spot in the match with an aggregate score of 1168.
They break until hosting the NCAA Rifle Championships for the second consecutive year in March.
TCU finished competition at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., with four NCAA provisional marks in the men’s 4×400 meter relay, women’s triple jump, men’s 200-meter dash and women’s shot put.
In the 4×400, a team of senior Dell Guy, senior Clemore Henry, junior Mychal Dungey and junior Matthew Love finished at No. 7 with a NCAA provisional time of 3:09:03.
For the women, senior Neidra Covington made a leap landing her in the NCAA top 15 and No. 2 in the MWC of 42-6 1/4.
Senior Festus Kigen competed in the Husky Classic in Seattle, narrowly missing a school record in the men’s 3,000 meters with a NCAA provisional time of 7:58:47. This time gave him the No. 17 spot out of 65 runners.
The track and field team breaks until their next meet on Feb. 25 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The TCU men’s rugby club team fell to the Rice University Owls in a muddy game on Saturday in Houston 21-22.
The Frogs rallied from a 7-19 deficit to a 21-19 lead but couldn’t hold out for the win.
Both lacrosse games were canceled over the weekend due to the unprecedented 12.5 inches of snow on the ground in the Metroplex. They will be rescheduled for a later date this season. Check tculacrosse.com for updates.
The LAX Frogs face their next opponent, conference rival Texas Tech University, on Saturday in Fort Worth. Tech knocked TCU out of playoffs last season by defeating them 11-9 in Lubbock.