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TCU Horned Frogs fall 88-62 at No. 7 Baylor Bears

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm •  Published: January 11, 2014

WACO, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Trent Johnson quickly corrected himself when assessing No. 7 Baylor after his Horned Frogs lost 88-62 on Saturday.

"Baylor is pretty good. Excuse me. Let me rephrase that. Really good," Johnson said. "Trust me, I've been around a lot so I've seen some pretty good teams. They're a lot better than they were last year."

Taurean Prince had 23 points and Brady Heslip scored 15 points on five 3-pointers, both coming off the Baylor bench, and the Bears had two players with double-doubles while dominating on the boards.

Prince is getting comfortable in his role off the bench, and contributing in a big way. He scored 15 of his points before halftime when Baylor (13-2, 1-1 Big 12) took control, and the 6-foot-7 sophomore forward finished 8-of-10 shooting with four rebounds (three offensive) and three steals.

"I know my role and play within the program. I try to find my spot and be the best teammate I can," Prince said. "We had the same three big men when I was coming in as a freshman. ... I think it was a good learning standpoint for me to watch for a year. I didn't like it, but it was all good. This year has been great."

Baylor went ahead to stay with a 16-3 run midway through the first half. Prince had a pair of layups in the 5-minute spurt that Heslip capped with a 3-pointer that made it 25-14.

Baylor finished with a 54-25 rebounding advantage, and made all 21 free throws, the most the Bears have ever made in a game without a miss. And their bench outscored the TCU reserves 52-9.

"I think they just started to beat us physically," Parrish said. "They just started pounding, pounding and pounding and we started backing up and backing up."

Isaiah Austin had 14 points for Baylor. Cory Jefferson had 11 points and 14 rebounds, his sixth double-double this season, while Rico Gathers had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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