TCU roars past Longhorns in resounding fashion, 78-63
TCU left no doubt Saturday in a 78-63 victory over the Texas Longhorns at Schollmaier Arena.
The Horned Frogs swept the season series against the Longhorns for the first time in 30 years, since the 1986-1987 campaign which was Head Coach Jamie Dixon’s senior season with the Horned Frogs.
The win improved TCU’s record to 16-7 and 5-5 in the Big 12. The five wins represent their most in five seasons in the conference.
The 2016-2017 season is also the first time since 1958-59 that TCU beat Texas in football and swept the Longhorns in basketball in the same season. 3 out of four in basketball and three in a row in football. 1958-1959 was TCU alum and Dallas Cowboys legend Bob Lilly’s senior year.
“Texas is Texas, it means something and we understand that,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said.
The Horned Frogs retired basketball legend Kurt Thomas’ No. 40 jersey at halftime on Saturday as well. Thomas selected the Texas game specifically for his retirement ceremony.
“He picked the Texas game to do it, and I’m glad that’s part of it,” Dixon said.
It was also Retro Rewind day in Fort Worth Saturday. TCU’s Nike Elite uniforms were a replica of the ones worn from the years 1949-50 to 1963-64 with the word “Frogs” written in script.
“I think we should whip them out again because they’re nice, I like them a lot,” Robinson said. “We should get some away jerseys too.”
Dixon gave his stamp of approval on Robinson’s request. “Whatever they want, they deserve it because they’ve bought in completely,” Dixon said. “Chris [Del Conte] says he doesn’t care about budgets anyways.”
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