Texas Christian University basketball coach Trent Johnson didn’t appear to be overly excited following his team’s stunning 62-55 victory over No. 5 Kansas University on Wednesday. By Jesse Newell
Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey admits team morale is “pretty low” following Wednesday’s 62-55 loss to TCU, the last-place team in the Big 12 Conference. By Gary Bedore
Kansas coach Bill Self talks after his team's 62-55 loss to TCU on Feb. 6, 2013.
If James Naismith had known Kansas University one day would butcher the game of basketball as badly as it did in the first half of a stunning loss Wednesday night in Fort Worth, Texas, he not only might have thought twice about starting the program, he might have passed on the entire idea of inventing the sport. By Tom Keegan
TCU pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Big 12 history, knocking off the Kansas men's basketball team, 62-55, on Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Coming into the game, TCU (10-12, 1-8 Big 12) was winless in conference play. The Horned Frogs' closest Big 12 game was a nine-point home loss to Texas Tech.
KU had just two points with 7:55 left in the first half. The Jayhawks finished with 13 first-half points (trailing 22-13), which was the lowest point total in a half for KU since at least 1988-89.
TCU led by as many as 16 (37-21) with 11:41 left in the second half.
KU made just 18 of 61 field goals (30 percent) and three of 22 from three (14 percent).
Ben McLemore led KU with 15 points, while Jeff Withey added 12.
KU (19-3, 7-2) will play at Oklahoma at 3 p.m. Saturday.