No. 12/15 TCU improves to 11-0 and wins its 16th-straight game!#GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/imoN5njYEB
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) December 19, 2017
JD Miller scored 20 points on 9 of 13 shooting Monday night, helping undefeated and 15th-ranked TCU to break away in the second half for a 91-72 victory over winless Texas Southern.
Vladimir Brodziansky (in the photo, above) added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Frogs (11-0).
Guard Demontrae Jefferson poured in 29 for the Tigers (0-12) in the game played on TCU’s home floor in Fort Worth.
The Tigers of the Southwestern Athletic Conference stayed with the Big 12 powerhouse for a half, trailing by only two at intermission.
Texas Southern traded baskets with the home team early in the second half before TCU constructed a 10-0 run to open up a 53-43 lead.
The Tigers never got closer than five the rest of the way, with the Frogs pushing the lead to 25 down the stretch.
TCU remains as one of four unbeaten teams in the nation, joining No. 1 Villanova, No. 3 Arizona State and No. 6 Miami.
The Horned Frogs will play Friday at home against William and Mary before opening Big 12 play Dec. 30 at home against the Oklahoma Sooners.
Texas 47, Tennessee State 46
Tough finish here in Austin. We showed great fight tonight #BigBlueRising pic.twitter.com/KzvJSw1oN8
— TSU Men's Basketball (@TSUTigersMBB) December 19, 2017
The Texas Longhorns hit a clutch shot with 11 seconds remaining Monday night, escaping with a 47-46 victory over the Tennessee State Tigers.
Matt Coleman’s runner allowed Texas (8-3) to avert disaster against Tennessee State (5-5) of the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Tigers, on their last possession, missed a wild three with the clock running down.
With the victory, Texas improved to 2-1 since they lost leading scorer Andrew Jones to a wrist injury.
No. 14 Kansas 109, Omaha 64
"[Basketball] is a game of ups and downs. I made my first couple shots and kept shooting." – Svi Mykhailiuk on feeling back in the swing of things with his 26-point performance tonight #KUbball pic.twitter.com/Yt7gvyIR2I
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) December 19, 2017
Svi Mykhailiuk tied his career high with six 3-pointers and scored 26 points as Kansas routed Omaha 109-64 Monday night.
Mykhailiuk hit the winning shot in the Jayhawks’ 73-72 victory over Nebraska in Lincoln on Saturday night.
Kansas, who have won 13 Big 12 regular season titles in a row, had lost two straight leading into the Nebraska game.
They Jayhawks (9-2) will now take a two-game winning streak on the road to play Stanford in California on Thursday.
It’s the last non-conference game for Kansas before it opens Big 12 play on Dec. 29 at Texas.