"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.
The Horned Frogs (9-6, 0-3) had their last lead after Ray had five points in a minute. Ray made a layup just more than 4 minutes into the game, then 6-foot-10 TCU freshman Karviar Shepherd stole the ball from the 7-foot-1 Austin. Anderson penetrated inside and passed to Ray in front of the Baylor bench for a 3-pointer from the right side and an 11-9 lead.
Baylor went ahead to stay when Jefferson made three free throws for a 12-11 lead after being fouled on a shot from beyond the arc, and Prince followed a layup.
The first half ended appropriately with Gathers putback basket after Jefferson missed a shot, putting the Bears up 51-26. Baylor already had a 30-13 rebound advantage.
TCU lost Devonta Abron, a 6-foot-8 former Arkansas transfer, and 6-10 freshman Aaron Durley for this season because of injuries sustained during a four-game trip to Canada in August. That affected the size and depth for Johnson in his second season at TCU.
TCU did score eight straight points in just over a minute, but still trailed 55-35 after Amric Fields rebounded a missed free throw and made a jumper with 16 minutes left. Anderson started that stretch with a 3-pointer, before Fields had a steal that led to a layup by Anderson.
"Probably not going to be a good practice week for us. There was a message on the board that said we quit," Parrish said. "They're definitely a beatable team. I feel like if we would have played harder from start to finish we could have beaten them."