TCU led by as many as 10 points in the second half but ultimately fell to No. 23 Texas Tech, 82-81, at United Supermarkets Arena. Despite dominating the glass and outshooting Tech, TCU made only three of its final 13 shots, while Texas Tech finished strong, securing its victory with successful free throws. TCU's Jameer Nelson Jr. missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, leading to the team's second straight loss after holding a late lead.

By the Numbers
  • TCU led 69-59 with a layup by Micah Peavy but made only 3 of their final 13 shot attempts.
  • Texas Tech finished 6-of-8 from the field down the stretch and made its last 11 free throw attempts.
  • TCU dominated the glass, outrebounding Tech 49-36.
  • Tech made 24-of-28 (85.7 percent) free throws, while TCU was 16-of-21 (76.2 percent).
  • TCU held Tech to 39.4 percent shooting from the field but still suffered the loss.
Yes, But

TCU's late-game struggles in holding onto leads raise concerns about the team's ability to close out tight games effectively.

State of Play
  • TCU fell to 18-8 overall and 7-6 in the season.
  • The team's coach, Jamie Dixon, dropped to an 8-9 all-time record against Texas Tech.
  • TCU's 21 offensive rebounds tied a season-best, showcasing strong rebounding efforts despite the loss.
What's Next

TCU will face Cincinnati on Saturday at 2 p.m. following their consecutive losses, emphasizing the need to regroup and bounce back.

Bottom Line

TCU's late collapse against Texas Tech highlights the team's struggle to secure wins in crucial moments, raising questions about their ability to maintain leads under pressure.