‘We got more to do’: TCU men’s basketball dominates in exhibition play


By Sederick Oliver, Staff Writer

No. 14 TCU dominated Paul Quinn College in an exhibition game at Schollmaier Arena on Sunday afternoon with a 112-42 finish.

The game featured key performances from guard Shahada Wells, forward Emanuel Miller, forward Chuck O’Bannon and guard Damion Baugh.

Wells led the team in scoring with 20 points off of the bench and in rebounds along with forward JaKobe Coles, with eight each.

Miller, who received a Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention nod, contributed with 15 points, shooting 6-8 from the field. Miller hit two consecutive three-pointers with 15 minutes left to go in the first half that gave TCU a lead they would never relinquish.

Paul Quinn was unable to generate any consistent offense throughout the game, shooting just 23% from the field and 25% from 3-point land.

But TCU scored at will with five players in double figures as they shot over 60% from both the floor and from three. The team shared the ball, assisting on 29 baskets which more than doubles last year’s per-game average of 13.6.

“That’s what stood out to me,” said head coach Jamie Dixon on Tuesday afternoon. “We were unselfish for the entire game, and played with a purpose.”

This was all without star guard and Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, Mike Miles Jr. who sat out due to a swollen toe.

With high expectations stemming from last season’s postseason play, TCU looks to enter this year as a title contender. Rankings have projected TCU as a potential top team in the Big 12 and even a dark horse for the Final Four.

“We got more to do, I tell the guys that we haven’t done it,” said Dixon. “Rankings are nice and talked about, but we gotta go beat some of these teams, sweep some of these teams.”

The Frogs will have a chance to prove themselves as they open the regular season on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Schollmaier Arena on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.