Texas had its toughest stretch of the season to date last week with back-to-back road games against Top 10 ranked teams. In hindsight, it was a good week for the Longhorns, who went 1-1 with a 56-49 upset of West Virginia while also putting a scare into No. 3-ranked Kansas before losing 76-67.
Now comes a nice stretch of home games that begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with TCU.
Texas Christian University tallied its first win over Texas in 20 years on Jan. 9 with a 58-57 win at home. Obviously, this was the first win over the Longhorns as a member of the Big 12. Texas leads the all-time series 106-63, and are 7-1 all-time as Big 12 opponents.
Here are three (kind of) memorable Big 12 TCU-Texas games from the past and two more Texas-TCU Southwest Conference tilts to remember:
Jan. 9, 2016: TCU 58, Texas 57
This was not a pretty game, but it was the closest game these two teams have played as Big 12 opponents and it was the first win over the Longhorns for TCU since a 102-98 home win in 1995. The game came down to several missed opportunities at the end for the Longhorns. The victory was one of the biggest for TCU coach Trent Johnson since taking over the Horned Frogs in 2012.
Feb. 4, 2014: Texas 59, TCU 54
TCU led the Longhorns in a high-scoring (feel the sarcasm) 22-20 first half, but the Longhorns went on to outscore the Horned Frogs by seven in the second half for the win. Jonathan Holmes scored 20 points in the game and 17 points in the second half.
Feb. 2, 2013: Texas 60, TCU 43
This was the first time the two teams had played one another since 2008 during the non-conference season and the first time as Big 12 members. Texas finished with a losing season that year, but they dominated the lowly Horned Frogs in this early February game. TCU dropped to 0-8 in conference play as Sheldon McClellan scored 15 points for the Longhorns, who improved to 2-6 in conference that night.
Now here are two games from Texas and TCU’s old Southwest Conference days to remember
Jan. 10, 1995: TCU 102, Texas 98
This would be the last time TCU would beat Texas for 20 years. Texas would go on to play in the NCAA Tournament that year and lose in the second round, while TCU would miss the tournament.
March 11, 1989: Texas 93, TCU 89 (OT)
This came in the Southwest Conference Tournament and propelled the Longhorns into the SWC title game. Texas lost to Arkansas the next day but would go on to make the NCAA Tournament. Teh Longhorns lost to No. 3 seed Missouri in the second round.
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