Miles, No. 11 TCU, leads the way in the win over Oklahoma
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points to lead 11th-ranked TCU to a 79-52 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
Even without injured big man Eddie Lampkin Jr., the Horned Frogs continued their 23-point victory over then-No. 2 Kansas, scoring the first 11 points of the game at home.
Damion Bowe and Micah Peavy added 13 points apiece for TCU (16-4, 5-3 Big 12). Emmanuel Miller had 10 rebounds while Lampkin, the team’s leading tackler, sat on the bench in a protective boot on his left leg because of a high ankle sprain suffered in a win over the defending national champion Jayhawks three days earlier.
CJ Noland had 11 points for the Sooners (11-9, 2-6), who lost their third straight game. It was their most lopsided loss since a 77-47 loss to Baylor on January 28, 2019.
The Frogs led 11-0 at the first media timeout four minutes into the game when Oklahoma had already trailed four times, leading to eight points. They also scored the first 11 points after halftime, capped by an impressive play that started with a blocked shot by Shahada Wells and ended with a dunk by Peavy to make it 55-27.
The ball appeared to be headed out of bounds after Wells deflected Grant Sherfield’s 3-pointer. But Rondell Walker scooped it up near midcourt and threw it to Peavy, who crashed.
THE BIG PICTURE
Oklahoma: The Sooners, now 0-5 against top 25 teams, lost three before getting their first shot. It was a 3-pointer from Sherfield, who transferred to Oklahoma from Fort Worth. Sherfield, who led the Sooners with 17 points per game, was held to five 2-of-11 shooting — just 1-of-8 3-pointers.
TCU: The Frogs built a 20-8 lead, even after making 7-of-8 shots and going nearly 5 1/2 minutes without a basket after Bowe hit a 3-pointer for an 8-0 lead. TCU scored eight straight points on free throws, including Miles being fouled twice on a 3-pointer and making every free throw. By halftime, Miles had 17 points, including 10-of-10 free throws.
The TCU football team received recognition at halftime as coach Sonny Dykes and the team surrounded the College Football Playoff semifinal trophy in the Fiesta Bowl the Frogs won against Michigan. Highlights of that game were shown on video, but there was no specific mention of Georgia’s 65-7 loss in the CFP National Championship game that followed. TCU’s 13 wins tied a school record.
Oklahoma plays at No. 2 Alabama on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
TCU travels to Mississippi State for SEC/Big 12 Challenge play.
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