TCU sends No. 2 Houston to second consecutive loss on Miller’s layup with 6 seconds left


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Emanuel Miller’s layup with six seconds remaining gave TCU a 68-67 win over No. 2 Houston on Saturday, the Cougars’ second straight loss.

The Cougars (14-2, 1-2 Big 12) lost to an unranked team for the second time this week. They lost for the first time this season on Tuesday at Iowa State.

TCU (13-3, 2-1) picked up its second consecutive win over a Top 10 team on Wednesday, three days after defeating No. 9 Oklahoma. The Frogs, who have been receiving votes in the top 25 poll for the past two weeks, could crack the rankings for the first time this season on Monday.

Miller led the Frogs with 13 points, with his go-ahead basket being his only points in the second half. Trevion Tennison added 12, while Avery Anderson finished with 11.

Ja’Wan Roberts had a season-high 20 points for Houston. Damien Dunn finished with 17.

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Houston used an 8–0 run to take a 62–59 lead with just over four minutes remaining, but TCU staged a late comeback. Tennyson drained 3 points to pull the Frogs to 67–66 with 1:11 remaining.

Roberts missed the front end of the one-and-one, paving the way for Miller’s layup assisted by Anderson.

Houston led by as many as 12 in the first half, taking a 23–11 lead on a layup by Roberts with 8:14 remaining. But the Cougars were called for 10 fouls in the final eight minutes and the Frogs led 31-29 at the break. TCU was 9-0 during that span, including six points from Jameer Nelson Jr.

Houston: The Cougars shot just 1 of 9 from 3-point range in the opening half, and 3 of 9 from deep in the second half. He averaged just 60 points in his two losses this week.

TCU: The Frogs went 2-1 facing three consecutive top-10 opponents, the same record they set when the same situation occurred two seasons ago. TCU has 21 wins over Top 25 teams over the past six seasons, compared to only 14 such wins before that. TCU also improved to 9-0 at home.

Houston returns home Wednesday night against Texas Tech (14-2, 3-0), which remains unbeaten in Big 12 play with a one-point win over Kansas State on Saturday.

TCU is at Cincinnati (12-3, 1-1) on Tuesday night, the first matchup between the programs since 2005.

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