TCU stuns No. 5 Kansas for first Big 12 win
TCU’s 62-55 win against No. 5 Kansas Wednesday ended one streak for the Jayhawks and was a new beginning for the Horned Frogs.
In their first season as a Big 12 member TCU went into last night’s game with an 0-8 conference record and came out with their first ever win in the new conference. Also, it was the first time in program history they beat a top 5 team after 20 previous attempts, according to the Fort Wayne Star Telegram.
Since Jan. 2006, the Jayhawks have played 264 games in a row without consecutive losses until their game with TCU that puts their record this season at 19-3. Their loss to Oklahoma State Saturday ended their nation-best 18-game and 33-game streak at their home court, Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas coach Bill Self was quoted by Fox Sports Kansas City as saying that the way his team played in the first half was the worst any Jayhawk team had played offensively since Dr. Naismith was at the school.
He might be right. His team’s 13 points at halftime were fewest points in one half for a Kansas since they started to keep those stats almost 25 years ago, according to the Associated Press.