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3 takeaways from TCU basketball’s win over Providence: Damion Baugh is back

The TCU Horned Frogs improved to 5-1 after the victory and are on a four-game win streak.

TCU basketball secured a 75-62 win over Providence on Wednesday. Here are three takeaways from the victory.

Baugh is back

TCU guard Damion Baugh, after serving a six-game NCAA suspension, is back. In his return, the Horned Frogs guard scored 10 points on 4-7 shooting.

Baugh made a great impact on head coach Jamie Dixon’s offense, dishing five dimes. The team’s ball movement and flow looked better than ever. Baugh made his presence felt on defense as well, notching a team-high three steals.

Frogs on a roll

The Horned Frogs have found a groove, winning four straight after a tough loss to Northwestern State on Nov. 14. Now with Baugh Back, the Frogs are building even more momentum. Moving forward, the Frogs don’t have to worry about playing shorthanded.

Earlier in the season, the Frogs relied heavily on guard Mike Miles Jr. to get to the rim. Now, the TCU’s offense seems to be more well rounded.

Six TCU players scored in double-digits: Baugh, Miles, forward Emanuel Miller, center Eddie Lampkin, forward Chuck O’Bannon and guard Micah Peavy. The Frogs shot 50% from three and 81.3% from the line. If the Frogs can continue playing with great efficiency, they’ll be a force in the Big 12 Conference.

Lampkin leads the way

Lampkin was battling illness, according to Dixon, and hadn’t played like himself throughout the last couple of games. Now, the Lampkin that TCU fans are used to seeing is back.

The big man secured a double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds and scoring a team-high 16 points. His energy on the court is unmatched and contagious. When Lampkin plays well, so do his teammates.

In the tough battles ahead, Lampkin’s hustle will prove effective for the Frogs, who have five games left before Big 12 Conference play.

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