#1 Baylor beats TCU 76-64

Photos by Dominic Ceraldi

Mike Miles poured in a game-high 26 points for TCU, which saw a nine-point second half lead change into a 76-64 loss to No. 1 Baylor Saturday in Schollmaier Arena.
Miles scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half which TCU (10-2, 0-1) led 37-31 after closing the period on a 14-2 run. 
Less than 10 seconds into the second half, a 3-pointer by Chuck O’Bannon gave TCU its largest lead, 40-31. Baylor (15-0, 3-0) responded with a 22-4 run to take a 53-44 lead with under 14 minutes to play. 
The Horned Frogs fought back with a 9-1 run, which included all seven of Micah Peavy’s points in the game, to get within one point, 54-53 with 11:04 remaining. TCU made just five shots the rest of the way as it snapped a seven-game win streak. 
Baylor won its 21st straight game with the help of 13 3-pointers and a pair of 20-point performances from Adam Flagler (22 points) and James Akinjo (20 points).
 Team Notes

  • The Frogs moved to 85-102 against the Bears, 5-7 under Dixon.
  • TCU outrebounded Baylor, 32-28. TCU is 9-1 this season and 90-27 under Dixon when out rebounding its opponent.
  • TCU led 37-31 at halftime. Under Dixon, the Frogs moved to 87-18 when leading at halftime
  • Baylor’s 13 3-pointers were the most by a TCU opponent this season. 
  • TCU shot 70 percent from the free throw line, its fifth consecutive game shooting 70 percent or higher from the line.
  • It was just the second time the nation’s No. 1 team visited TCU. It last happened when No. 1 Kansas came to TCU on Dec. 1, 2003.

Individual Notes

  • Mike Miles finished with 26 points, his 11th consecutive game with double-digits and fifth game this season with more than 20 points.
  • Miles was 4-of-8 from 3-point range, a season-high for makes.
  • Damion Baugh recorded 10 points, his third game this season with double-digits.
  • Chuck O’Bannon scored 12 points, marking his fourth consecutive game with double-digits.
  • O’Bannon had two threes, his fourth consecutive game with a made three-pointer. He’s made 12 of his last 24 from three.

Courtesy TCU Basketball