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.
â€œOur confidence is starting to grow slowly but surely,â€ coach Trent Johnson said Monday during the Big 12 coaches conference call with reporters. â€œWeâ€™re as healthy as weâ€™ve been in a long time, and weâ€™re just starting to play better. And we just need to continue that, and thatâ€™s on me.â€
The Horned Frogs broke a five-game losing streak with Saturdayâ€™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 seasonâ€™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. …