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Recap: Texas Christian 43, Texas 60
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Date: February 02, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
  

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Just when Texas seems to need it most, the Big 12 schedule serves up the only teams struggling as bad - or worse - than the Longhorns are.

No matter. At this stage of a desperate season, every win feels good just because it's not another loss.

Ioannis Papapetrou scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Texas over TCU 60-43 Saturday night, as the Longhorns earned just their second Big 12 win of the season against the last-place team in the league.

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``They were more engaged tonight than ever,' Texas coach Rick Barnes said. ``We had more guys talking and helping each other.'

Texas (10-11, 2-6) controlled the game throughout with suffocating defense that held TCU (9-12, 0-8) to 33 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan added 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting for Texas.

Papapetrou, a freshman from Greece, scored Texas's first two baskets of the second half in a 7-0 run that pushed the Longhorns to a 19-point lead.

Adrick McKinney had 13 points and eight rebounds for TCU, which lost its eighth in a row in its first season in the Big 12.

Texas has made the NCAA tournament each of the last 14 seasons under Barnes, and Papapetrou said the Longhorns are fighting hard to turn the season around over the final month.

``It's about pride. We know we are Texas, what the program is about, the tradition,' Papapetrou said.

Texas played its third straight game without leading rebounder Jonathan Holmes, who is out indefinitely with a broken right hand. The Longhorns are still without starting point guard Myck Kabongo, who has been out all season and cannot return until Feb. 13 due to an NCAA suspension.

``We haven't had our whole team. Hopefully, that's going to happen soon,' Barnes said.

Texas, which followed its first Big 12 win a week ago with a blowout road loss at Kansas State, had the Horned Frogs under control by halftime with a defense that refused to give TCU easy looks at the basket.

Cameron Ridley had three blocks in the first 12 minutes and Texas forced eight turnovers in the first half. The last one came in the final seconds of the half, when TCU was playing for the final shot. Kyan Anderson lost the ball to McClellan, and Julien Lewis finished the fast break with a putback layup for a 32-20 Texas lead.

The Longhorns shot 52 percent for the game and blew it open in the opening minutes of the second half. Papapetrou made a short jumper and followed it with a reverse layup before Lewis pulled up on a fast break for a long 3-pointer that put Texas up 39-20.

The Horned Frogs hung around long enough to get within 48-39 when Garlon Green made a 3-pointer from the right wing with just under 7 minutes to play. But McClellan's long jumper put Texas up 52-41, and TCU never threatened the lead down the stretch.

For TCU, it was another lost chance in a season that gets more dismal every week.

``We're going to fight, keep playing hard. We're not a great shooting team, there's no secret about that,' TCU coach Trent Johnson said. ``Still, some of those kids have to step up.'

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 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 2
 
    Cincinnati at Seton Hall
11:00 AM EDT
    Clemson at Boston College
12:00 PM EDT
    Virginia Tech at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Northwestern
12:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at William Mary
12:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Austin Peay at Murray State
1:00 PM EDT
    Auburn at Missouri
1:45 PM EDT
    Georgia at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Texas Tech
1:45 PM EDT
    Dayton at Saint Louis
2:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at Delaware
2:00 PM EDT
    Notre Dame at DePaul
2:00 PM EDT
    Duke at Florida State
2:00 PM EDT
    Old Dominion at Georgia State
2:00 PM EDT
    Wisconsin-Green Bay at Loyola-Chicago
2:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Maryland
2:00 PM EDT
    Tulsa at Memphis
2:00 PM EDT
    Colorado at Utah
2:30 PM EDT
    Bradley at Creighton
3:00 PM EDT
    Houston at Southern Methodist
3:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Missouri St
3:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Air Force
3:00 PM EDT
    Idaho State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Arkansas
4:00 PM EDT
    Rhode Island at Butler
4:00 PM EDT
    St Johns at Georgetown
4:00 PM EDT
    Southern Illinois at Illinois State
4:00 PM EDT
    George Mason at James Madison
4:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Kansas
4:00 PM EDT
    Miami (FL) at North Carolina State
4:00 PM EDT
    Alabama at Vanderbilt
4:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at California
4:30 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Mississippi St
5:30 PM EDT
    Temple at St Josephs
6:00 PM EDT
    Drexel at Northeastern
6:00 PM EDT
    Kentucky at Texas AM
6:00 PM EDT
    Kansas State at Oklahoma
6:00 PM EDT
    Yale at Dartmouth
7:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Florida
7:00 PM EDT
    Brown at Harvard
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Poly SLO at Long Beach State
7:00 PM EDT
    Ohio State at Nebraska
7:00 PM EDT
    Indiana State at Drake
7:30 PM EDT
    Cleveland State at Illinois Chicago
8:00 PM EDT
    Baylor at Iowa State
8:00 PM EDT
    Texas Christian at Texas
8:00 PM EDT
    Southern Miss at UAB
8:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Eastern Washington
9:00 PM EDT
    Michigan at Indiana
9:00 PM EDT
    Weber State at Northern Colo
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Arizona at Southern Utah
9:00 PM EDT
    Tulane at Texas El Paso
9:00 PM EDT
    Santa Barbara at UC Irvine
10:00 PM EDT
    Northridge at Cal Riverside
10:00 PM EDT
    Utah State at Seattle University
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Davis at Pacific
10:30 PM EDT
    Montana State at Portland State
10:30 PM EDT
    Gonzaga at San Diego
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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