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Miles, No. 11 TCU lead throughout in 79-52 win over Oklahoma

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points and led 79-52 against Oklahoma in 11th TCU on Tuesday night.

Even without the injured Big Man Eddie Lampkin Jr., the Horned Frogs continued their 23-point win in first place. 2 Kansas by scoring the first 11 points of the game at home.

Damion Baugh and Micah Peavy added 13 points for TCU (16-4, 5-3 Big 12). Emanuel Miller grabbed 10 rebounds while Lampkin, the team’s leading rebounder, was on the bench with a protective boot on his left foot after sustaining a severe sprained ankle three days earlier in the win over reigning national champion Jayhawks.

CJ Noland had 11 points for the Sooners (11-9, 2-6) who lost their third straight game. It was their most one-sided loss since the 77-47 loss to Baylor on January 28, 2019.

The Frogs held an 11-0 lead at the first media timeout after four minutes of the game when Oklahoma already had four turnovers that resulted in eight points. They also scored the first 11 points after halftime, capped off by an impressive game that started with a blocked shot from Shahada Wells and ended with a dunk from Peavy to extend the lead to 55-27.

The ball appeared to be going wide after Wells batted away a 3-pointer attempted by Grant Sherfield. But Rondel Walker grabbed him near midcourt and threw forward to break Peavy.

Oklahoma: The Sooners, now 5-0 with the top 25 teams, had three turnovers before firing their first shot. That was a ball 3 pointer by Sherfield, the Oklahoma transfer, who hails from Fort Worth. Sherfield, who started as the leading scorer for the Sooners at 17 points per game, was held on five on 2-of-11 shooting — just 1 of 8 on 3s.

TCU: The Frogs built an early 20-8 lead despite missing 7 shots of 8 and going almost 5 1/2 minutes uncored after Baugh threw in a 3-pointer for an 8-0 lead. TCU scored eight straight points on free throws, including Miles, who was fouled twice on a 3-pointer and made every free throw. Miles had 17 points at halftime, including 10 of 10 free throws.

The TCU football team was recognized at halftime, with coach Sonny Dykes and the College Football Playoff Semifinal Fiesta Bowl trophy team winning the Frogs against Michigan. The highlights of that game were shown on the video board, but the 65-7 defeat by Georgia in the CFP Championship game that followed was not specifically mentioned. TCU’s 13 wins equaled the school record.

Oklahoma plays Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at No. 2 Alabama.

TCU travels to the state of Mississippi for their SEC/Big 12 Challenge game.

AP College Basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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