9:00 PM ET, February 6, 2013
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU made its first Big 12 victory a memorable one and left the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks with their first losing streak in more than seven years.
Mike and Mike in the Morning
Kansas coach Bill Self talks about the Jayhawks' loss to TCU, the landscape of college basketball, getting ready for the NCAA tournament and more.
More On TCU's Upset
Trent Johnson knew beating Kansas was a long shot. He told his players to keep things simple, and the Jayhawks' poor shooting certainly helped, writes Andy Katz. Blog
TCU's upset left Kansas fans disgusted, Frogs fans dumbstruck and coach Trent Johnson wandering among court-storming students looking like a man who had no idea what to do next, writes Eamonn Brennan. Blog
Chalk It Up To Slow Start
Kansas had just 13 points in the first half of Wednesday's loss to TCU. In the Big 12 the past five seasons, only twice before have teams scored fewer than 13 in the first half, and in both occasions, those teams lost.
Lowest-Scoring First Halves
Big 12, Past Five Seasons
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
“Kansas shot a season-low 30 percent (18-of-61) from the field and had its lowest-scoring game since also scoring 55 in an NCAA tournament loss to UCLA on March 24, 2007.TCU kept the Jayhawks in the game by making only five of 12 free throws in a nearly 2-minute span before Elijah Johnson's 3-pointer got Kansas within 56-50 with just less than a minute left. Johnson added another one from long range with 34 seconds left but that wasn't enough.Nate Butler Lind had 10 points for TCU. Connell Crossland had eight points and 15 rebounds.McLemore led Kansas with 15 points, while Withey had 12 points and Tharpe 11.There was a record sellout crowd of 7,412 fans in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, a large portion of them loud Jayhawks fans cheering on their team coming off the 85-80 loss Saturday that ended their nation's-best 18-game winning streak and a 33-game winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse.But when this game ended, they were filing out of the arena while TCU students stormed the court to celebrate the Frogs' first win over a top-5 team in 21 tries.Green's 3-pointer made it 20-6 before the only Kansas spurt of the first half that could have been more if not for missed free throws.McLemore made two free throws, and after Green missed another shot from long range, Kevin Young made a layup before Withey blocked a shot. But the Jayhawks then went to the free throw line on three consecutive possessions -- Young twice, and Travis Releford once -- and made only one of two freebies each time while getting within 20-13.
It was the worst team that Kansas ever put on the floor, since Dr. Naismith was there. I think he had some bad teams when he lost to Topeka YMCA and things like that in the first couple years.” -- Kansas coach Bill Self
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-61 (.295)||18-46 (.391)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-22 (.136)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-23 (.696)||22-38 (.579)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||29 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Big 12 Conference Standings
As of Wednesday, Kansas' BPI ranking was 6 and TCU's BPI ranking was 246. Before the Jayhawks loss, no other BPI Top 10 team has lost to an opponent outside the BPI Top 100 this season. The previous "worst loss" was Minnesota's (BPI rank of 9) loss to Northwestern (BPI rank of 98).
ESPN Stats & Information