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.
TCU's Damion Baugh will start tonight against Providence, per release.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 1, 2022
Baugh is making his season debut after missing the first six games of the year due to an NCAA related suspension.
Emmanuel Miller (back) is also in the starting lineup. DNP on Saturday against Iowa.
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.
A well-rounded, team effort for #TCU basketball tonight. Frogs defeat Providence 75-62.— Charles Baggarly (@swaggarly) December 1, 2022
Six TCU players scored in double digits. Center Eddie Lampkin led the way w/ 16.
The team shot 50% from beyond the arc and 81.3% from the line.
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.
Peak Eddie Lampkin = Peak TCU. 16 and 12 tonight for the big man against Providence. At full strength, Horned Frogs look like a 4 or 5 seed.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 1, 2022
In the tough battles ahead, Lampkin’s hustle will prove effective for the Frogs, who have five games left before Big 12 Conference play.