"We hadn't played our 2-3 (zone) since the Oklahoma loss and we lost to Oklahoma because they outrebounded us in crucial situations," Huggins said. "Am I concerned about it? I am."
WVU had a 42-34 lead with 14:34 left in the game, but TCU called a timeout and had five quick points on a 3 and a turnover. It was 44-40 when Kyan Anderson missed a 3 and Harris leaked out on the rebound and caught a long pass from Noreen for a dunk.
TCU missed and Murray posted up and scored rebounding his own miss. Murray stole the ball on the other end and Harris' 3 on the third shot of the possession made it 51-40 with 8:35 to go. It was the fifth time in 10 conference games WVU has led by at least 10 points and the third time it's happened on the road.
"I thought that was a huge play for us," Huggins said. "That was probably the backbreaker."
The Horned Frogs (10-13, 1-9 Big 12) lost three days after shocking No. 5 Kansas here and are 0-3 after beating a ranked team the past two seasons. Anderson had 16 points and Connell Crossland added 13 points and nine rebounds. Garlon Green, who scored 20 points in the win against the Jayhawks, had three against WVU on 1-for-12 shooting
TCU shot 8-for-32 in the second half and missed 14 of 16 3-point attempts after shooting 60 percent in the first half.
The Mountaineers defied another slow start to lead at halftime. They followed a 1-for-7 start and four points in eight minutes by making 9 of their last 11 shots and leading 31-28. Huggins called a timeout with 33 seconds to go and WVU used every bit of clock to work around TCU's zone and get the ball inside to Deniz Kilicli, which collapsed the zone and left Hinds open for a 3, his first in the past four games.
Both teams battled whistles throughout the first half, which saw 23 fouls and 26 free throws. Both teams had two players with two fouls and one with three, but WVU's trouble really affected things.
Dominique Rutledge had three fouls and Kilicli and Murray had two, with Murray needing just 17 seconds to do so. They combined for 23 points on 10-for-18 shooting against TCU in the home win last month. The Mountaineers had 34 points in the paint that night, their best total of the Big 12 season.
Henderson helped with the adjustment and had 15 points in a variety of ways. He made three 3s and two free throws, dropped a jumper curling of a screen and then put back a miss with a layup. He was 5-for-5 and the rest of his team was 5-for-14 for 16 points.
"It's good to be back," he said.
He was undercut against Kansas State Jan. 12 and missed two games and has come off the bench in the six since. Henderson had 16 combined points the previous two games and 19 in the four games before that.
"Whatever he did before the game he needs to do before every game," Hinds said.
The Horned Frogs led 12-7 early and would have separate stretches where they made three straight shots, but they couldn't hang onto the ball. They shot 60 percent (9-for-15) in the half, but also had 12 turnovers WVU used for 11 points.
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