|Date of game: 3/13/2013
Recap: Texas vs. TCU
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Julien Lewis finished with 19 points to lift the seventh-seeded Texas Longhorns to a 70-57 victory over the 10th- seeded TCU Horned Frogs in the opening round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament at the Spring Center.
Myck Kabongo tallied 16 points, six assists and four reboounds for Texas (16-16), which earned a date with the second-seeded Kansas State Wildcats in Thursday's quarterfinal round. Sheldon McClellan chipped in 12 points for the Longhorns, who have now won three games in a row.
Connell Crossland paced TCU (11-21) with 11 points and Charles Hill, Jr. scored 10 points. Devonta Abron contributed nine points and 10 rebounds as TCU lost its debut in the Big 12 Tournament.
TCU stayed close in the first half by hitting all six of its free-throw attempts, but the Longhorns shot 45 percent from the floor and sank three shots from beyond the arc en route to a 28-26 halftime lead.
The Horned Frogs made good on only 32 percent of their field goal tries after the break. Texas shot 57.9 percent from the floor and went 18-of-20 at the charity stripe over the final 20 minutes to earn the double-digit margin win.
Texas outscored TCU, 20-12, in the paint.Game Notes