FWST: TCU’s confidence, growing ‘slowly but surely,’ will be tested by OU and Kansas

By Carlos Mendez | cmendez@star-telegram.com 

Just in time for a week with games against No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 7 Kansas, TCU feels as good about itself as it has in a while.

“Our confidence is starting to grow slowly but surely,” coach Trent Johnson said Monday during the Big 12 coaches conference call with reporters. “We’re as healthy as we’ve been in a long time, and we’re just starting to play better. And we just need to continue that, and that’s on me.”

The Horned Frogs broke a five-game losing streak with Saturday’s 75-63 victory against Tennessee, scoring 48 points in the second half to rally from a 14-point halftime deficit. The nonconference win was part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, in which the Big 12 went 7-3 and the Horned Frogs improved to 3-0 in the ESPN event.

For last season’s game in Norman, TCU arrived at 1 a.m. because of travel problems caused by weather. The Frogs led by 12 before losing 67-60. …

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