Bears and Horned Frogs

Baylor’s MaCio Teague drives to the basket between TCU’s Kevin Samuel (right) and Chuck O’Bannon Jr. during the Bears’ win Saturday.

FORT WORTH — Jared Butler and No. 2 Baylor made sure TCU got no carryover from a 65-foot, buzzer-beating shot just before halftime.

Trailing at the break for the first time this season, the Bears scored the first seven points after intermission and went on to a 67-49 victory Saturday.

“That’s a really big thing to have a short memory,” Butler said. “They hit the shot at the end of the half. It definitely could be a momentum swinger, and we kind of just threw that away and said it’s a new half.”

Butler scored a season-high 28 points, including 16 after the break. MaCio Teague added 12 points, and Davion Mitchell had 10 for the Bears (11-0, 4-0 Big 12), who have won every game by at least 11 points.

Mike Miles had 15 of his 17 points in the first half for the Horned Frogs (9-4, 2-3), who led at halftime only because of the freshman’s highlight 3-pointer from about two-thirds the length of the court that made it 28-27.

Mitchell made a short baseline floater on the first shot after halftime.

“Second half, they just took it took to us. They’ve got guys that have been through it and are playing well and with a lot of confidence,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said.

RJ Nembhard had 14 points, and Kevin Samuel grabbed 11 rebounds for TCU, which played consecutive home games against top-10 opponents for the first time in school history. No. 6 Kansas beat the Frogs 93-64 last Tuesday.

Butler, a preseason All-America guard, rebounded from a season-low eight points on 2-of-8 shooting in Baylor’s 76-61 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday night. He was 11-of-17 from the field against TCU, with all four of his 3-pointers coming after halftime.

“Coming in, he wasn’t really worried about those last few games. Every game is new to him,” Mitchell said of Butler. “He came in and played hard. Even defensively, he was really good. He let the game come to him.”

TCU was within 45-42 midway through the second half after Nembhard’s second 3-pointer in just over a minute. But Baylor scored eight in a row, including a 3 by Butler, and led by at least nine the rest of the way.

Miles’ long 3 came after Butler lost the ball on a drive to the basket when looking for the last shot of the first half. Miles came away with the steal, took a few steps and then heaved the ball from near the sideline in front of the TCU bench. The ball hit low on the backboard and ricocheted through the hoop.

That was the Frogs’ first field goal since Kevin Easley put them up 19-15 with 6:58 left in the first half — matching the largest deficit this season for Baylor.

Baylor struggled on offense early, making only six of its first 21 shots through the first 15 minutes before going 19-of-34 the rest of the game. The early shooting woes never affected the Bears’ defense.

“If you’re a team that is selfish or immature then you let those missed shots affect your defense and everything else you do, and we didn’t do that,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “In the second half, shots fell and we played better.”

The Frogs had won the teams’ last three meetings in Fort Worth and four of the previous six overall, including a 75-72 win last year when Baylor was also No. 2 in the poll.

TCU shot only 33 percent from the field in this one, though, going 8-of-24 in the first half and 7-of-21 after the break.

Baylor is home against No. 14 West Virginia on Tuesday, the same night TCU plays at Oklahoma.