After a 25-point loss to Washington on the road Tuesday, TCU will be looking to get back above .500 when the Horned Frogs take on Prairie View A&M at 7 p.m. Friday night at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.
The self-inflicted bugaboos of turnovers and a rebounding deficit dogged TCU (4-4) against the Huskies, who outscored the Frogs by 24 points on turnovers and second-chance points.
Difficult also to ignore was the impact of Washington guard Andrew Andrews, who scored 32 points while hitting all six of his 3-point attempts.
“We can sit up here and say that everything snowballed, but the reason it snowballed was because of what we did,” TCU coach Trent Johnson said after the game. “I just didn’t like our effort or our willingness to stay with our stuff and execute.”
Returning to the lineup against Washington was guard Chauncey Collins, who missed a game with a leg injury, but the Frogs still only dressed eight scholarship players. Guard Kenrich Williams is out all season after knee surgery and forward Chris Washburn continues to nurse a broken finger.
Guard Malique Trent, who led TCU with 13 points, has been trending upward. He’s shooting almost 50 percent in the past three games and is averaging 5.3 assists during that span.
The Frogs also did well working the ball inside. In the past two games, TCU has outscored opponents 80-46 in the paint, including 38-32 against Washington.
Prairie View A&M comes in at 0-7.