FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gary Browne sparked No. 17 West Virginia with 16 points while leading scorer Juwan Staten watched from the bench with an illness as the Mountaineers opened Big 12 Conference-play with a 78-67 win over TCU on Saturday.
West Virginia's all-around aggressiveness helped it shake off a pesky and previously-unbeaten Horned Frogs team. The Mountaineers had seven and-one tries in the game, including six in the second half, and they converted five of them. Defensively, they also pressed the Frogs into 18 turnovers in the game and finished with 12 steals.
Devin Williams scored 14 for West Virginia (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) and Jaysean Paige added 10 points as the Mountaineers won their sixth-straight game.
TCU's longest winning streak since the 1997-98 season ended at 13 games. Kyan Anderson led the Frogs with 19 points, Trey Ziegler scored 17 and Brandon Parrish added 11 for TCU (13-1, 0-1).
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