Everything seemed to be going according to plan in the first half for Texas as the Longhorns shot 53.6 percent (15 of 28), including 40 percent from 3 (2-of-5) as well as 75 percent from the FT line (3-of-4) and trailed TCU by only 38-35 at intermission.
But TCU did a better job of mixing man and zone defenses in the second half, trying to neutralize Jarrett Allen (22 points, 9 rebounds), and Texas lost all of its outside shooting from Andrew Jones, Kerwin Roach and Eric Davis, who were a combined 1-of-10 FG for 3 points in the final 20 minutes.
Jones, Roach and Davis had combined to go 10-of-16 from the floor in the first half for 22 points.
The Longhorns, who fell to 9-14 (3-7 Big 12) and 0-10 away from Austin, have a home game against Iowa State up next on Tuesday following the Cyclones' 92-89 OT upset win at Kansas on Saturday.
Jarrett Allen was the bright light in this game for Texas - finishing with 22 points (on 9-14 shooting) and 9 rebounds. Shaq Cleare also came on strong for Texas in the second half, scoring 10 of his 12 points.
Andrew Jones was great in the first half (5-6 FG), scoring 11 of his 14 points, but was just 1-of-5 FG in the second half while also committing three of his five turnovers in the second half.
Kerwin Roach and Eric Davis were both 0-for in the second half - a combined 0-5 FG - after Davis was 3-6 FG and Roach was 2-4 FG, respectively, in the first half.
Texas played through its big men - namely Jarrett Allen - in the first half and trailed by only three at intermission. But the Longhorns lapsed back into poor decision making - going 0-of-8 from 3PT range in the second half and 2-of-13 for the game - as TCU pulled away for the win.
Texas closed TCU's lead to 67-60 with 4:38 left, but the Horns completely fell apart the rest of the way, allowing TCU to finish on an 11-3 run to sweep Texas for the first time since 1987.
Texas was out-rebounded 36-29 and turned it over 12 times (compared to 10 TOs by TCU)
Texas missed five of its last six FG attempts over the final 4:13, including missed 3-point shots by Davis, Roach and Jones.
NEXT UP: ... Iowa State at Texas, Tuesday, 8 pm CT, ESPN2
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