Turnovers, fouls prove costly in Sooners' road loss to TCU

Jan. 10—By the time Oklahoma knocked down three straight 3-pointers to cut TCU's lead to single digits, it was already far too late.

The Horned Frogs had taken control of the game late in the first quarter and the Sooners were battling just to stay in the game for most of the second half. Midway through the second half, Avery Anderson III and Emanuel Miller knocked down back-to-back triples to extend their lead to double digits.

Oklahoma's Sam Godwin already had four fouls to that point, and four others finished with three.

The ninth-ranked Sooners, shooting 5-17 from deep, knocked down two 3s late, but suffered an 80-71 loss on the road.

It was the first time the Sooners have played in a true road game this season and it ended in their second loss.

The Sooners shot 50% from the field in the first half, but turned the ball over 12 times. TCU, one of the top transition offenses in the country, turned those turnovers into 20 points on the other end in the first half alone.

They were also called for 20 fouls and gave the Horned Frogs 22 attempts from the charity stripe.

Junior forward John Hugley IV had a strong second half, scoring 10 points on 4-6 shooting but was limited due to foul trouble. Javian McCollum led the Sooners in scoring with 17 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.

Milos Uzan was three rebounds shy of posting his first career triple double. He finished with 13 points on 6-12 shooting with seven rebounds and 10 assists.

Still, little could be done to slow down TCU's hot hand.

Miller exploded for 17 points in the second half to finish two points shy of his career high.

The loss is a disappointing start to what could be a big week for the Sooners. On Saturday, they travel to Lawrence, Kansas for a meeting with No. 3 Kansas.

The Jayhawks also stumbled on Wednesday, falling on the road to UCF, 65-60.