Trio guides TCU to 81-65 victory over West Virginia

Tue, Feb 13, 2024
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Trio guides TCU to 81-65 victory over West Virginia

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jameer Nelson Jr., Emanuel Miller and Trevian Tennyson all finished with 14 points and TCU breezed to an 81-65 victory over West Virginia on Monday night.

Jamie Dixon notched his 156th victory as coach of the Horned Frogs (17-7, 6-5 Big 12 Conference), moving into a second-place tie with Billy Tubbs (1994-2002) on the school's all-time list. Buster Brennan won 205 games from 1948-67.

Nelson made 5 of 8 shots with a 3-pointer for TCU. He grabbed five rebounds, blocked four shots and had three steals. Miller sank half of his 10 shots, adding four rebounds and four assists. Tennyson hit 4 of 8 attempts from 3-point range. Jakobe Coles pitched in with 11 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Raequan Battle led the Mountaineers (8-16, 3-8) with 21 points. Quinn Slazinski totaled 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. Kerr Kriisa made three 3-pointers and scored 13. West Virginia, which falls to 0-6 on the road this season, turned the ball over 19 times and the Horned Frogs turned them into 26 points.

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Nelson had 12 points and Miller scored 10 to help TCU take a 47-35 lead into halftime. West Virginia jumped out to a 10-5 lead, but Miller had a three-point play in a 9-0 run and the Horned Frogs led the rest of the way. Battle had 15 first-half points for the Mountaineers.

Slazinski sank a 3-pointer 4:30 into the second half to get West Virginia within 56-47. Miller answered with a basket and TCU led by double digits the rest of the way.

Dixon has a 156-104 record in his eighth season with TCU. Brannon went 205-259 during his tenure. Tubbs posted a 156-95 mark.

The Mountaineers lead the all-time series 18-6. They have split 12 games in Fort Worth.

TCU visits Kansas State on Saturday. West Virginia plays host to No. 12 Baylor on Saturday.

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