TCU’s Dixon says he decided to stay instead of going to UCLA
IRVING, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon is planning to go home soon to the Los Angeles area to visit his parents. He said he could have been coaching there if that's what he had really wanted...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Benford has been hired as an assistant men's basketball coach at TCU after finishing last season as interim head coach for LSU's run to the Sweet 16.
Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy signs with TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy has signed with TCU.
Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced Thursday the signings of Kennedy and forward Mickey Pearson...
TCU coach Dixon honors late sister before NIT semifinal
TCU has a date in Madison Square Garden and a championship it's trying to win.
But first, coach Jamie Dixon had to make a travel stop closer to his heart before he took the Horned Frogs to...
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...
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...
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...
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."
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.
TCU junior guard Fisher out for season and leaving program
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU junior point guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the rest of this season because of ongoing issues with his surgically repaired right knee and he will not return to the program next season.
"Obviously we haven't had him for a while," coach Jamie Dixon said Thursday. "He's been in and out for really three years, so it's something we've always known was a possibility given the history and the number of surgeries."
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.
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.
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.
Maggie Dixon Classic: Event on brother Jaime’s TCU campus
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Maggie Dixon Classic will be played on the TCU campus where her brother is the men's coach.
TCU announced Friday that its women's home game Dec. 2 against Army has been designated the 13th annual Maggie Dixon Classic.
The classic honors Maggie Dixon, who died at 28 from heart arrhythmia in April 2006. Just weeks before, she led Army to its first women's NCAA Tournament.
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.
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 uses big second-half surge to defeat No. 7 WVU
TCU basketball, playing as if its entire season was on the line, handed No. 7 West Virginia a 82-73 loss in front of a raucous sold-out crowd at Schollmaier Arena on Monday night.
The Horned Frogs (15-5, 3-5 in the Big 12), who fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 earlier in the day, took a two-point lead at halftime and exploded after the break to build a 13-point lead. The Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3) were held to three points over the first 7 minutes, 30 seconds of the second half.
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 point guard Fisher done for season after knee surgery
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher had surgery Thursday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season for the No. 24 Horned Frogs.
Fisher got hurt Tuesday, the second time in less than six months he injured a knee in practice. He had surgery after a meniscus tear in his left knee in early August.
TCU still ranked and feeling good despite tough Big 12 start
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU went into Big 12 play undefeated, with the nation's longest winning streak and its first top 10 ranking ever.
A tough start in conference play hasn't changed coach Jamie Dixon's outlook for his team. While the Horned Frogs have lost four of their five Big 12 games, the last two were in overtime on the road.
No. 16 Frogs no fluke as TCU prepares to play Kansas again
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's upset of Kansas last March in the Big 12 Tournament was quite a surprise then.
The Horned Frogs' only win ever over a No. 1-ranked team doesn't seem like such a fluke now.
Coach Jamie Dixon's team, which hosts the Jayhawks on Saturday night, has since won the NIT championship, had a school-record 17-game winning streak and reached the Top 10 for the first time ever.
Young leads No. 12 Oklahoma over No. 10 TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With its highest ranking ever and in its first home game in 20 seasons with both teams ranked, No. 10 TCU finally settled in after No. 12 Oklahoma opened the game with 11 straight points.
The Horned Frogs even went on to build a 13-point lead after halftime — and then let it all slip away at the end.
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.
No. 20 TCU beats No. 22 Nevada 84-80 for 15th straight win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After dominating the first 30 minutes, TCU cooled off and Nevada came on strong.
The 20th-ranked Horned Frogs still had enough left to hang on for an 84-80 victory Friday night in the Hall of Fame Basketball Classic, extending the nation's best winning streak to 15 games.
No. 20 TCU extends win streak to 13 with 94-83 win over SMU
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenrich Williams was on a breakaway toward the TCU basket when he was suddenly caught from behind and essentially tackled.
That still couldn't stop the 20th-ranked Horned Frogs from extending the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games with a 94-83 victory over SMU on Tuesday night.
"It's just a part of the game. It was just a hard foul," Williams said. "Got us fired up. It probably helped us a little bit in a way."
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.
No. 23 TCU beats Belmont 87-76 in return to AP rankings
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rankings were part of the routine in the 13 seasons that TCU coach Jamie Dixon spent at Pittsburgh.
Now that his alma mater is in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in almost three years in Dixon's second season, the idea will be to keep the Horned Frogs there.
Dixon thought his team handled its return to the rankings well.
TCU beats St. Bonaventure 89-79 to win Emerald Coast title
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaylen Fisher is still trying to get his groove back three weeks after returning to action after a pair of injuries, but he was feeling good enough to lead undefeated TCU to the Emerald Coast Classic championship.
Fisher scored 20 points and the Horned Frogs topped St. Bonaventure 89-79 in the title game Saturday night. The sophomore guard had been out for 18 weeks with hand and knee injuries before being cleared to play three weeks ago.
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.
No. 19 Texas A&M women to host TCU in Maggie Dixon Classic
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Maggie Dixon Classic will be played in Texas and include the women's team from TCU, where her brother Jamie Dixon is the men's coach.
TCU's game will be played at No. 19 Texas A&M on Dec. 6.
The event has been held annually since 2006 in honor of the late 28-year-old Army coach. Maggie Dixon died of an arrhythmia on April 6, 2006, just weeks after leading the Black Knights to their first NCAA Tournament.
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.
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.
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.
TCU’s Dixon doesn’t feel like Horned Frogs winning too fast
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jamie Dixon had some coaching buddies who gave him a hard time over the summer, telling him that he was winning too fast at TCU.
Dixon never saw it that way when returning to his alma mater last year.
After leaving Pittsburgh, the Horned Frogs became NIT champions in Dixon's first season back in Fort Worth while winning 24 games. It was their first 20-win season since 2004-05.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher isn't going with the team to Australia after tearing a meniscus in his left knee at practice.
While the men's and women's teams from TCU left Saturday for a 12-day foreign trip, the school said Fisher remained home to receive proper medical care.
Fisher suffered the injury at practice Thursday. He is expected to have surgery next week, and should be ready for the start of the regular season. .
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former VCU forward Ahmed Hamdy is going to TCU, where he will be immediately eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer.
TCU coach Jamie Dixon announced Hamdy's signing Tuesday. Dixon says the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Hamdy is a big man who runs the floor well and can score in the post.
Hamdy, a native of Egypt, spent the past two seasons at VCU. Hamdy averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds last season.
TCU routs Georgia Tech for first NIT title
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Parrish sat at the podium, wearing a commemorative t-shirt and a net draped around his neck. To his right was coach Jamie Dixon. On his left was Kenrich Williams.
Parrish made sure to savor the moment.
"We have something that's forever," he said. "Nobody can ever take this away from us."
Georgia Tech and TCU set for NIT title game
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Pastner and Jamie Dixon both got their wish.
Both coaches wanted one more opportunity to teach their teams.
Georgia Tech and Texas Christian will meet for the NIT title on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
But in order to win the title, Pastner and Dixon will have to go head-to-head.
TCU advances to NIT title game with 68-53 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Dixon was unsure what he had in Kenrich Williams.
Now he knows. So, too, does Central Florida.
"He's a player," Dixon said of Williams, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lift Texas Christian to a 68-53 win over Central Florida in a NIT semifinal game on Tuesday night.
Texas Christian will meet Georgia Tech in the championship game Thursday night.
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 gives NCAA chances a boost with upset over No. 1 Kansas
TCU's NCAA Tournament chances seemed to be minimal at best after a 6-12 run through the Big 12.
A massive upset against the nation's top-ranked team and potential No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed has the Horned Frogs dreaming big.
Playing with poise down the stretch, TCU stunned top-ranked Kansas 85-82 in the Big 12 quarterfinals on Thursday. The Horned Frogs moved two wins away from the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament berth in Jamie Dixon's first season as coach.
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.
Bubble bursting for TCU after quick start in Dixon’s debut
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A week into February, TCU had just pulled out a one-point victory at home and already won six Big 12 games under new coach Jamie Dixon.
The Horned Frogs, who had only six conference wins combined the previous three seasons, were then rightly being projected for a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.
But that bubble has likely burst for TCU (17-13, 6-11 Big 12), which hasn't won again since beating Texas Tech 62-61 on Feb. 7.
Pitt seniors look to go out on high note
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The four players tasked with overseeing a transition they never asked for and never saw coming can't quite explain what went wrong.
Motley’s 25 points lead No. 6 Baylor in 70-52 win over TCU
WACO, Texas (AP) — After Johnathan Motley grabbed a rebound and no defender got in front of him, Baylor's 6-foot-10 forward was going all the way.
Motley's full-court drive for a layup in the second half was part of his 25 points and the sixth-ranked Bears had little trouble this time with TCU in a 70-52 victory on Saturday.
"I was going until someone cut me off," Motley said.
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.
No. 6 Baylor bounces back in Big 12, now to surprising TCU
Some things to watch this week in the Big 12:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 6 Baylor (17-1, 5-1 Big 12) at surprising TCU (14-4, 3-3). The Bears have won both games since falling last week at West Virginia in their first-ever contest as the No. 1 team in the AP poll. While the Frogs are coming off a 75-69 loss at Texas Tech, they have already surpassed last season's win total under first-year head coach and former TCU guard Jamie Dixon.