Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns, Jaden Oberkrom kicked two field goals, and TCU’s defense forced four turnovers in dumping No. 18 Texas, 20-13, Thursday night in Austin to get the Horned Frogs their biggest win of their first season in the Big 12.
Tucker scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards and the Horned Frogs (7-4, 4-4) dominated the line of scrimmage, running the ball 48 times and passing just 10. TCU had two interceptions inside its own 10 to kill drives by Texas (8-3, 5-3) and picked up a fumble by Longhorns quarterback David Ash to set up Tucker’s second touchdown.
Ash was relieved by Case McCoy, who led a late touchdown drive before an interception by Sam Carter in the final two minutes sealed the win for the Horned Frogs.
Although Texas has been a Thanksgiving regular since playing its first game on the holiday in 1895, those contests were usually against Texas A&M. But that rivalry broke apart when the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. So the Big 12 sent TCU to Austin this year and the Horned Frogs pushed around the Longhorns and harassed Ash into one of the worst games of his career.
Louisville 51, Northern Iowa 46 — Russ Smith scored 16 points and the No. 2 Cardinals (4-0) overcame a terrible offensive effort to defeat the Panthers (3-1) in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Louisville will face Missouri in Friday’s semifinals. The Cardinals held a 26-20 halftime lead despite shooting 27 percent from the field (10 of 37) and committing 10 turnovers. Marc Sonnen had 11 points for Northern Iowa.
Duke 89, Minnesota 71 — Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee had 20 points and matched a career high with 17 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Blue Devils’ starters scored all but 2 of the team’s points in a win over the Golden Gophers at the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney.
Sophomore Quinn Cook had a career-high 17 points for Duke (4-0), which extended its regular-season tournament winning streak to 21, a run that stretches to the title game of the 2006 CBE Classic. Duke will face VCU in Friday’s semifinals. Rodney Williams had 16 points for Minnesota (4-1).
Missouri 78, Stanford 70 — Laurence Bowers had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 13 Tigers (4-0) beat the Cardinal (3-2) in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney.
Phil Pressey had 18 points and eight assists for Missouri. Chasson Randle had 22 points for Stanford. Alex Oriakhi, who played in the same tournament last year with Connecticut, had 13 points for Missouri. Oriakhi transferred after the season and did not have to sit out a season because UConn was placed on probation.
Earnest Ross had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Missouri but was 3 of 19 from the field and 0 for 5 on 3-point attempts.
Gonzaga 57, Clemson 49 — Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk each scored 13 points as the No. 17 Bulldogs (4-0) beat the Tigers (2-1) at the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Adonis Filer had 10 points for Clemson. Milton Jennings had 6 points and eight rebounds.
VCU 78, Memphis 65 — Treveon Graham scored 26 points Rob Brandenberg added 15, including two late 3-pointers, and the Rams (3-1) beat the No. 19 Tigers (2-1) at the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney. Adonis Thomas had 19 points for Memphis.
UConn 95, Wake Forest 34 — Breanna Stewart scored 20 points while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck each had 16 to help the No. 2 Huskies (3-0) rout the Demon Deacons (2-2) in the opener of the Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Louisville 61, Oregon State 43 — Sara Hammond scored 17 points and Shoni Schimmel added 15 as the No. 7 Cardinals (6-0) beat the Beavers (3-2) to win the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.