Noi scores 25 to lead TCU over Creighton 71-58 in NIT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kouat Noi had 25 points with six 3-pointers as TCU beat Creighton 71-58 in the NIT quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
TCU advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square...
TCU, Nebraska meet in second round of NIT
No. 4 seed Nebraska (19-16) vs. No. 1 seed TCU (21-13)
NIT Second Round, Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JD Miller had 15 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat Sam Houston State 82-69 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night....
TCU holds off Oklahoma State 73-70 in Big 12 tourney
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After blowing a 21-point lead in the second half, Desmond Bane hit a 3-pointer from the corner in the closing seconds to give TCU a 73-70 win over Oklahoma State on...
Texas seeks revenge on TCU
TCU (18-12, 6-11) vs. Texas (16-14, 8-9)
Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas seeks revenge on TCU after dropping the first...
TCU seeks revenge on Kansas State
Kansas State (22-7, 12-4) vs. TCU (18-11, 6-10)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kansas State goes for the season sweep over TCU after...
TCU faces tough test vs No. 11 Texas Tech
No. 11 Texas Tech (23-5, 11-4) vs. TCU (18-10, 6-9)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Texas Tech presents a tough challenge for...
West Virginia upsets TCU 104-96 in 3OT thriller
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — TCU's Jamie Dixon and his team came to Morgantown needing to take care of business.
The Horned Frogs failed, falling to West Virginia 104-96 in a triple-overtime...
WVU looks to end streak vs TCU
TCU (18-9, 6-8) vs. West Virginia (10-17, 2-12)
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: TCU looks to extend West Virginia's conference losing streak...
Noi, A-Rob double-doubles as TCU beats No. 19 Iowa St 75-72
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU is a much different team with Kouat Noi on the floor.
Noi was back Saturday after missing two games with a left ankle injury, scoring 20 points with four...
TCU faces tough test vs No. 19 Iowa State
No. 19 Iowa State (19-7, 8-5) vs. TCU (17-9, 5-8)
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Iowa State presents a tough challenge for TCU....
TCU rides big first-half run to upset at No. 17 Iowa State
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Just when the Big 12 title chase was threatening to make some sense, TCU traveled to Ames and pulled off one of the weirdest upsets of the season.
Kendric Davis scored a season-high 22 points, and the Horned Frogs stunned No. 17 Iowa State 92-83 on Saturday for their first road win over a Top 25 team in 21 years.
Last-second shot for TCU in 70-68 win over Oklahoma State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JD Miller certainly wasn't the first option for TCU on the final play. He still made the game-winning shot.
Miller hit a short running fadeaway jumper in the final second and the Horned Frogs beat Oklahoma State 70-68 after blowing a 13-point lead in the second half.
"To be truly honest, that play was not supposed to go to me," said Miller, 2-of-11 shooting before his winning shot. "It worked out great."
TCU hangs on for 85-81 win after late comeback from Baylor
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU appeared to easily be on its way to winning a Big 12 opener for the first time.
The Horned Frogs had a 19-point lead after halftime, the shots were coming easily and Baylor couldn't find a way to put together a run.
TCU dominates USC 96-61 in hoops tripleheader at Staples
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Robinson stood smiling at center court with the MVP plaque. Then he turned around and repeatedly urged his teammates over.
After all, it was hardly a one-man show when TCU drubbed Southern California 96-61 for its fourth straight victory at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader on Friday night.
Bane scores 24 for TCU in 89-62 win over Central Michigan
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Alex Robinson added 11 points and 12 assists, leading TCU to an 89-62 defeat of Central Michigan on Friday.
It was the Horned Frogs' (5-1) second win in a row after a surprise loss at home to Lipscomb knocked them out of the AP Top 25. They had been ranked 18th.
Larry Austin Jr. led the Chippewas (6-2) with 19 points and five assists.
Bane 23 points for No. 21 TCU in 77-69 win over Fresno State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane finds it easy to score for No. 21 TCU when Alex Robinson is passing him the ball.
Bane scored 15 of his 23 points after halftime, including a breakaway dunk and a fastbreak layup on consecutive passes from Robinson in a 77-69 win over Fresno State on Thursday night.
"We just have a really unselfish team," Bane said. "They hit me in spots where I'm capable of scoring."
All five starters scored in double figures for TCU (3-0).
No. 20 TCU leads throughout, rolls past Oral Roberts 79-62
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With nine newcomers and the first preseason ranking in 20 years, TCU figures to lean on holdovers Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane and JD Miller to try to live up to the billing early.
Last season: 21-12, reached first NCAA Tournament since 1998.
Nickname: Horned Frogs.
Coach: Jamie Dixon.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: Forward Kenrich Williams (NBA), forward Vladimir Brodziansky (pro league in Spain).
TCU’s Dixon: No. 20 ranking what Frogs can be, but not now
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — While TCU is excited about being in the preseason Top 25 for the first time in two decades, coach Jamie Dixon put into perspective what that No. 20 ranking really means to him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State could have crumbled when TCU's Desmond Bane knocked down a desperation 3-pointer to force overtime in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday.
Or when Vlad Brodziansky gave the Horned Frogs the lead in the extra session.
Robinson’s big 2nd half helps TCU hold off Baylor 82-72
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Baylor chose to make TCU's Alex Robinson beat the Bears on Saturday. Wrong choice.
Robinson, the Horned Frogs' point guard, scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and TCU held off Baylor 82-72.
"(Robinson's) more of a facilitator, so our game plan was just to make him a scorer," Baylor forward Tristan Clark said. "Today, he did real well facilitating and scoring. So, we didn't do our job."
TCU rallies past Iowa State 89-83
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A grieving Donovan Jackson played his heart out for an Iowa State team that needed all the help it could get.
In the end it wasn't enough, as TCU eventually overwhelmed the undermanned Cyclones to avoid an untimely bad loss.
Desmond Bane had 27 points, including a crucial late dunk, and the Horned Frogs rallied to beat Iowa State 89-83 on Wednesday night for their second straight win.
Noi scores 19, TCU trails early and beats Oklahoma St. 90-70
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kouat Noi scored 19 to lead six players in double figures and TCU stormed back to beat Oklahoma State 90-70 on Saturday night.
TCU (18-9, 6-8 Big 12 Conference) rallied from an early 12-point deficit and won for just the fifth time in its last 13 games. OSU (15-12, 5-9) has lost six of eight.
Williams, Robinson lead TCU over Oklahoma State 79-66
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon has been stressing better defense to his players lately, and Tuesday night, that emphasis paid off.
Kenrich Williams scored 13 points and had nine rebounds and six assists, and Alex Robinson also scored 13 to help lead TCU to a 79-66 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.
Desmond Bane added 12 points, five assists and four rebounds for TCU (16-6, 4-5 Big 12), which had five players score in double digits.
TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This was the kind of home-court celebration Jamie Dixon envisioned for TCU when he returned to his alma mater less than two years ago.
Students spilled onto the court, some even lifting Dixon into the air, after the Horned Frogs beat No. 7 West Virginia 82-73 on Monday night. Their first home win over a Top 10 team in nearly five years came on the same day they dropped out of the AP Top 25.
No. 24 TCU snaps 3-game skid with 96-73 over Iowa State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Fisher brings plenty of energy to the court for No. 24 TCU. Alex Robinson and his teammates wanted to make sure they didn't miss a beat without their injured point guard.
Vladimir Brodziansky had 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting, Robinson set a school record with 17 assists and the Horned Frogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-73 win over Iowa State on Wednesday night in their first game without Fisher.
No. 15 TCU beats William & Mary for record 17th straight win
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Since he's from Fort Worth, Alex Robinson knows a couple of players from the previous TCU team to take a perfect record into Big 12 play.
The expectations were different a few years ago because the Horned Frogs were coming off a winless conference season. Robinson and crew just won the NIT, and have kept it going with a school-record 17 straight wins.
Undefeated No. 15 TCU tops winless Texas Southern 91-72
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For a half, winless Texas Southern refused to follow the script against undefeated No. 15 TCU. The Tigers just couldn't keep pace for a whole game.
Consecutive 3-pointers from TCU's Alex Robinson and Kenrich Williams sparked a second-half surge, giving the Horned Frogs (11-0) some breathing room on their way to a 91-72 win. The victory extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games dating to last season.
TCU beats Yale 92-66 for nation-leading 13th straight win
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon still wants to figure out ways to get Desmond Bane more shots.
It's easy to see why since the sophomore guard is making nearly 75 percent of them for the season.
Bane scored 18 points, Jaylen Fisher had 17 points and seven assists and No. 23 TCU won its nation-leading 13th straight game, beating Yale 92-66 on Saturday night.
TCU tops Omaha 99-66 behind 19 points from Brodziansky
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 19 points and a swarming TCU defense forced 26 turnovers, and the Horned Frogs cruised to a 99-66 win against overmatched Omaha on Monday night in the Emerald Coast Classic.
TCU (4-0) overcame the absence of starting guard Alex Robinson, who sat out with a bone bruise in his foot suffered Wednesday against South Dakota.
Brodziansky 23 points as TCU wins 8th in row, 76-71 over SD
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 23 points and had a key assist late as TCU held on for its eighth straight victory, 76-71 over South Dakota on Wednesday night.
The winning streak by the Horned Frogs (3-0) includes their postseason run to the NIT championship last March. They opened this season, coach Jamie Dixon's second at his alma mater, by winning three games in six days.
Bane 24 points for TCU in 100-63 win over Tennessee Tech
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane made six of TCU's 16 3-pointers while scoring a career-high 24 points and the Horned Frogs overwhelmed Tennessee Tech 100-63 on Monday night.
Five players scored in double figures for the Frogs (2-0), who have a seven-game winning streak when counting their postseason run to the NIT championship last March.
TCU Preview Capsule
Last season: 24-15, NIT champions.
Nickname: Horned Frogs.
Coach: Jamie Dixon.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: G Brandon Parrish, F Karviar Shepherd, F Chris Washburn, G Michael Williams.
First triple-double for TCU sinks Richmond 86-68 in NIT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vlad Brodziansky scored 20 points, Kenrich Williams had the first triple-double in TCU history and the Horned Frogs rolled over Richmond 86-68 on Tuesday night to win their bracket of the NIT and advance to the Final Four for the first time.
Williams had 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for TCU (22-15), which was seeded fourth and knocked out top-seeded Iowa in the second round. Desmond Bane added 13 points and Alex Robinson had 12.
TCU advances to NIT quarters with 94-92 OT win over Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — This season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Hawkeyes.
Now that it's over, Iowa can start pushing toward a potentially long run as an NCAA Tournament program.
Alex Robinson and Vladimir Brodziansky each scored 19 points and TCU survived 94-92 in overtime against No. 1 seeded Iowa on Sunday to advance to the NIT quarterfinals.
TCU was playing without starting guard Jaylen Fisher, who broke his wrist and is out for the season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenrich Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double this season and TCU defeated Fresno State 66-59 on Wednesday night in a first-round NIT game.
In the second round, TCU, a No. 4 seed, will play Iowa, a No. 1 seed, in the next round. Iowa defeated South Dakota 87-75 Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jaime Dixon looked back at the seven-game losing streak that TCU carried into the Big 12 Tournament and felt oddly encouraged, thanks in large part to the number of close games the Horned Frogs played.
They took Iowa State to the wire. Ditto for West Virginia and Kansas State.
"I felt good about this team," Dixon said, "even though we had a long stretch of losing tight."
Well, there was nothing tight about TCU's tournament opener.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky had 20 points, Kenrich Williams added 19 and eighth-seeded TCU rolled to an 82-63 win over No. 9 seed Oklahoma on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.
Alex Robinson added 17 points and Jaylen Fisher had 11 for the Horned Frogs (18-14), who used a 15-2 run to close the first half and assume control, then punched the Sooners (11-20) again with a big run in the second half to put the game away.
Robinson FT lifts TCU over Texas Tech 62-61 in Big 12
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alex Robinson made a free throw with 1.4 seconds left following a questionable foul call and TCU beat Texas Tech 62-61 on Tuesday night in a matchup of Big 12 teams trying to build their resumes for the NCAA Tournament.
TCU reaches 5 Big 12 wins for 1st time, beating Texas 78-63
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jamie Dixon now has single-season sweeps of Texas as a TCU player and coach.
When Dixon was part of a sweep of the Longhorns as a senior guard in 1987, the Horned Frogs won the outright Southwest Conference title on way to their last NCAA Tournament victory.
The Horned Frogs are now trying to get back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, and are making progress in Dixon's first season as coach.
Williams has key 3s as TCU tops Kansas State 86-80 in OT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — TCU was riding a four-game losing streak and had never won in Manhattan as a member of the Big 12 Conference. By the end of the night, the Horned Frogs had fixed both of those things.
Even though it took an extra five minutes.
JD Miller scored 18 points, Vladimir Brodziansky had 17 and Kenrich Williams hit two 3-pointers in overtime as TCU defeated Kansas State 86-80 on Wednesday night.
Evans scores 20 points, key free throws in Texas Tech’s win
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Keenan Evans scored 20 points, including two free throws with 15 seconds left, in Texas Tech's 75-69 win over Texas Christian on Wednesday night.
Zach Smith had 19 points and seven rebounds and Justin Gray 18 points and six rebounds for the Red Raiders (14-4, 3-3 Big 12).
Texas Christian (14-4, 3-3) was led by 22 points and six rebounds from Vlad Brodziansky and 16 points from Kenrich Williams. Alex Robinson had 11 points.
TCU rallies late for 60-57 win over struggling Sooners
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alex Robinson insists that TCU never worried while trailing most of the game. Once the Horned Frogs went ahead, they stayed in front to get their earliest Big 12 victory — and coach Jamie Dixon's first.
Robinson scored eight of his 18 points in a second-half run for the lead, and senior big man Karviar Shepherd had some key plays down the stretch for the Horned Frogs in a 60-57 win over struggling Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
TCU reach 10 wins after 96-59 win over Texas Southern
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chris Washburn and the TCU Horned Frogs passed their post-exams test on the court.
Washburn had 15 points and nine rebounds in only 11 minutes, leading four TCU players scoring in double figures, and the Frogs beat Texas Southern 96-59 on Sunday night in their first game in eight days.