Bane scores 30, TCU beats Nebraska 88-72 in NIT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane had 30 points as TCU defeated Nebraska 88-72 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday night.
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 faces Kansas State in Big 12 quarters
No. 8 seed TCU (20-12, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Kansas State (24-7, 14-4)
Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 1:30 p.m. EDT
BUBBLE WATCH: TCU, St. John’s earn big Wednesday wins
Desmond Bane's clutch 3-pointer was a great thing for TCU's NCAA Tournament aspirations.
Several mid-major programs trying to squeeze into the Big Dance probably aren't as...
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...
Bane scores 34 to lead TCU over Texas 69-56
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU's depleted roster only uses a seven-man rotation. Desmond Bane was about all the Horned Frogs needed to beat Texas.
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 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 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.
Noi scores 22 for TCU in 55-50 SEC/Big 12 win over Florida
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU never trailed after Kouat Noi scored the game's first seven points. When Florida got even in the second half after a horrendous start and bad shooting day all around, the lanky forward for the Horned Frogs put them ahead to stay.
Noi finished with 22 points, outscoring the Gators all by himself for most of the first half, and TCU held on to win 55-50 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.
Bane’s 17, Noi’s double-double carry TCU past Texas 65-61
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane and the TCU Horned Frogs have figured out the home formula in the Big 12. Now it's time to work on the road part.
Bane scored 17 points, Kouat Noi had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds after missing a game with an illness and TCU beat Texas 65-61 on Wednesday night.
Bane scores 26 points in 98-67 TCU win over West Virginia
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane and TCU quickly got over the sting of consecutive tough road losses to Top 25 teams that knocked them out of the poll. The Horned Frogs returned home with their biggest margin of victory in a Big 12 game.
And for West Virginia, which like TCU is in its seventh Big 12 season, it was their most-lopsided conference loss during that time.
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.
First-half run keys TCU’s 90-70 win over Indiana State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Fisher scored 14 points and helped TCU outshoot the nation's most accurate 3-point shooting team in a 90-70 win over Indiana State on Sunday.
Indiana State entered the game tops in the nation in 3-point percentage, at 48.2 percent. But the Sycamores missed nine of their first 11 from 3-point range and made just 19 percent for the game.
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.
Bane rallies No. 20 in second half to for opening 66-61 win
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane and No. 20 TCU didn't get off to great start in their first opener as a ranked team in 20 seasons. They finished with a victory.
Bane scored 13 of his 14 points after halftime, when the Horned Frogs rallied to beat Cal State Bakersfield 66-61 on Wednesday night after trailing by as many as 11 points.
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).
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.
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.
No. 10 Texas Tech wins 83-71 at TCU for share of Big 12 lead
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No. 10 Texas Tech had firm control of its game at TCU before top-scoring guard Keenan Evans even took a shot.
"It wasn't odd at all. I felt like I was making the right passes, and the team was rolling and making shots," Evans said. "When we're winning, that's all I care about."
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.
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 edges New Mexico, will play for Emerald Coast title
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenrich Williams led Texas Christian with 23 points Friday as the Horned Frogs advanced to the Emerald Coast Classic title game with a narrow 69-67 victory over New Mexico.
TCU (5-0) will face Maryland or St. Bonaventure for the championship Saturday at Northwest Florida State College.
Williams also led TCU with 17 rebounds. Desmond Bane added 11 points and Jaylen Fisher scored 10 for the Horned Frogs.
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.
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 celebrates NIT title, holds off Louisiana-Monroe 83-73
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 16 points after TCU celebrated its NIT championship in a pre-game ring ceremony and the Horned Frogs held on to beat Louisiana-Monroe 83-73 in the opener Friday night.
Kenrich Williams had 13 points and game highs of 14 rebounds and seven assists on coach Jamie Dixon's 52nd birthday.
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 stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82 in Big 12 quarterfinals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It didn't matter to TCU that it was playing just down the road from the Kansas campus in Lawrence, or that the Horned Frogs already had endured a taxing opening-round game in the Big 12 Tournament.
It probably mattered a great deal that the Jayhawks were missing star freshman Josh Jackson.
TCU tops Iowa State 84-77 for 1st winning record in Big 12
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenrich Williams and Desmond Bane delighted a strongly purple crowd with punctuating dunks in a victory that gave TCU a winning record in the Big 12 for the first time.
The Horned Frogs are making some tough conference opponents notice in their first season under coach Jamie Dixon, who was on the last TCU team to win an NCAA Tournament game 30 years ago.
TCU still undefeated at home after 74-42 win over Bradley
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's best shooters came off the bench in the Horned Frogs' last game before opening Big 12 Conference play.
Desmond Bane had 18 points and Brandon Parrish had nine points on three 3-pointers, all in a 63-second span in the first half after a sluggish start for both teams, and TCU never trailed in a 74-42 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night to stay undefeated at home.
TCU survives first test on the road, beats UNLV 63-59
LAS VEGAS (AP) — TCU passed its first test of the season on Friday night — with impressive bench play and taking advantage of UNLV's sloppy offense.
Desmond Bane scored 15 points and reserve Vladimir Brodzainsky had 14 to lead TCU past UNLV 63-59 in the Sports Global Classic on Friday night.
"We got through it and got it done," TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. "We're excited about it. In a game like that, we didn't shoot it (well) and make free throws, but we took care of the ball."
TCU cruises to 98-62 win over Alabama State
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The competition was a little stiffer for Jamie Dixon in his second game coaching at his alma mater, but the outcome was much the same for TCU.
Desmond Bane scored 19 points, Jaylen Fisher had 13 points and eight assists, and TCU cruised to a 98-62 win over Alabama State on Monday night. JD Miller added 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting.