In a semi-surprising outcome, the TCU Horned Frogs came to Allen Fieldhouse and destroyed Kansas.
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It was all TCU basketball for the most part in this one, winning this game 83-60. Here are the three takeaways from this route.
1) No scoring options other than Jalen Wilson
On Tuesday against Kansas State, Jalen Wilson accounted for 46% of the team’s total points when he scored a career-high 38. On Saturday, he scored 30 of 60 or 50% of the team’s points. Gradey Dick has been the #2 guy all year but has struggled the last two games. Kansas really needs guys to step up and put the ball in the net other than Wilson, or else they can really face some trouble late into the season.
2) TCU makes the final run in a game of runs
Early on, it looked like the TCU Horned Frogs were going to run away with it when they went on a 17-0 run to take a 20-point lead early on. Kansas then responded with a 25-15 run to cut it back down to 10 at the half. From then on, it was all TCU, outscoring Kansas by 12 and really not allowing them to get any momentum. Credit to TCU for not allowing this in a hostile road environment, especially after starting center Eddie Lampkin went down with an ankle injury.
3) Shahada Wells steps up when needed
Wells, a senior in his second season with TCU came into this game averaging 4.4 points with 6 total points in the previous six Big 12 games. Today, he was lights out, shooting 7-7 from the field, including 3-3 from three for a game-high 17 points for the Horned Frogs. His bench help is precisely what Kansas needed tonight and a big reason why TCU has the potential to make a deep run in March.
Kansas is now 109-17 following a loss in the Bill Self era and will look to snap their losing streak on Monday on the road against #23 Baylor. TCU meanwhile will return home and play Oklahoma on Tuesday.