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TCU defeats Kansas, 62-55

  • 8 p.m., Feb. 6, 2013
  • Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

FINAL: TCU stuns No. 5 Kansas, 62-55

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.

Box score

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Deep breath. Blood pressure needs to go down. Relax. The sun will come up.


The team knows there is no one that will fight the thick guys. Not one of our guys would get in a fight. You can't win in D1 once the XTReme Ball starts in February, if you let them hurt you without retaliating. TCU knew KU wouldn't fight back.


Self should donate his salary for this game to charity

Darshana Benhur in reply to Pitthawk34

No he is 2nd! Cal is the first. Wish we had Brad Stevens

Highelitemajor in reply to Kye Clark

ict .. checkmate. You've got me there. We went small the entire final 11:00 minutes with Releford at the 4 most of the time. And your right, no defensive stopper there. The put back dunk he didn't block out his man.


No alphas on this team and it shows. No one wants to put the team on his back and it shows. Bill Self going through the motions and it shows.

John White

He certainly doesn't act like he has. He is still stuck on the team that played in the non-conference, not the one that has really struggled recently, even if they didn't have a lot of losses to show for it.


They're dancing in the streets in Columbia, MO right now,,,


Every player should be embarrassed, and so should Coach Self. Pitiful display of heart, pitiful display of effort, pitiful display of coaching. Just pitiful and embarrassing through and through.


No one should make snarky comments---this is an embarrassment. No heart, Give TCU their due. This is our embarrassment---and for the fans, our disappointment.

Andy Godwin

Didn't realize they needed another teaching moment. Watch this game to see how not to play.

Joe Satterwhite in reply to Andy Godwin

Captain obvious no?


Is Bill Self the most overrated coach?

Marchphog88 in reply to Highelitemajor

This is teh story of the game.

Way bigger than EJ's terrible slump. At least EJ wants to be playing better and is trying hard. Releford has absolutely no excuse.


Very weak. Same strength coach. Four Seniors. Was it really Danny?


Whatever we do, let's not bash TCU for celebrating. This court storming is legit. Great win for the Frogs.

Tyson Ailshie

undoubtedly the greatest accomplishment by TCU...ever

Kye Clark

HEM - and he hasn't been the defensive stopper the last 2 games we've all come accustomed to seeing. Your small line-up with Releford playing the 4? Why bother having him in there at all?


Frogs Hop on KU.

Jaybate in reply to Jesse Newell

It was a real non nail biter.

Andy Godwin

Joke. This team has no heart

Tyson Ailshie

TCU's superbowl


Sad night to be a Jayhawk

Ann Oneill

Frogs head to the streets to overturn cars and light bonfires...


Thanks for making me not want to visit for the next few days, KU.

Kansas 55
TCU 62

Jesse Newell

One of the craziest court-storming's I've seen.


the announcers are so excited they blew there loads all over the teleprompter


hey look! baptists cheering like it's the second coming of Jesus

Micky Baker

Does anyone think maybe some of the fans got spoiled, just a little? I do.


In the 25 years I've been in Lawrence I've never seen such an embarrassment - Bill Self should hang his head


Life humbles you when you least expect it.

Lifelong_jayhawk in reply to Kirkwood

There is no upside to this at all. This is an embarrassment of historic proportions.

Tyson Ailshie

I'm now literally concerned about our next two opponents, starting with Saturday's game.

Jerry Becker

Get ready to get punked by ksu monday night

Hawkfromhays in reply to Micky Baker

You're an confirmed by every post you have made tonight. Have you watched any of the games for the past month?


There is something fundamentally wrong with this team. I hope Self can figure it out. If not, they lose at OK, KState, OK State and probably Texas too.


Travis Releford .. 1 point. One field goal attempt. What good is a 5th year senior if he won't take charge? He drove the ball twice all night. One time he dished for a bucket. Other time he was fouled.

Jace FitzGibbon

effing pitiful




Three thick men and a point guard; that's all it takes to beat KU. Just ask OSU and TCU.


Will there be 16300 at next home game?


Its time to replace Jaybate with Trent Johnson! :P


This team is garbage, see ya in 2 years when we actually have a shot to win the league again


Up-side,,, We scored 3x as many points in the 2nd half as we did in the 1st.

Ann Oneill in reply to Tyson Ailshie


Rock Chalk

The three hour talk with EJ on Sunday didn't accomplish a thing. Sherron, Tyshawn, TRob, would not have let this happen.

Micky Baker

Anyone that thinks we shouldn't be rated because of this, please don't tune in again.

Jerry Becker

none of them showed much pride


Well, this was fun. Goodnight guys. See you saturday.


AW3- hope he's not another Jeremy Case

Tyson Ailshie

well, the good news is they can't get any more pathetic than this. This is rock bottom

Micky Baker

Let them have their enjoyment, and then let's give our team some bulletin board material starting when they can see it tonight.


If this doesn't wake this team up nothing will


Ghost out. He's not even a shooter


Trent Johnson has done a great job.


The viagra didnt work on the players!

Brian Powell in reply to Highelitemajor

let me review the coaching jokes:

  1. putting AW in like you said
  2. frenetic and chaotic subbing in the first half, multiple players, every single play. NO CHANCE TO GET FLOW and get out of the funk.
  3. Keeping Young on the bench
  4. Not sitting EJ the rest of the 1st half (or, going to Tharpe too late)
  5. Not FORCING this team to keep going inside when it was obviously the only thing that was working with about 7-8 minutes left.

Ann Oneill in reply to Danr

LOL. Thanks


1 pt. ghost do you have any pride?

Jerry Becker

releford 1 point?

Joe Satterwhite

Goodnight folks see ya for that ass whooping Saturday

Joe Studebaker

G'nite. We will live to play another day. Rock Chalk and the sky isn't falling.


Welp, my standards have just been lowered to Elite Eight or bust.


BMac 0-6 from 3

Danr in reply to Joe Satterwhite

yeah, Matt. Neil was the other guy


Did you hear the overrated? These are suppose to be Christians

John White in reply to Micky Baker

There are a lot more bad games than just this one recently. This team is not a top 10 team and probably not even a top 15 right now.

Jmfitz85 in reply to Tyson Ailshie

they went on vacation

Jesse Newell

That should do it.


At least every time Doherty says something stupid, I can thing about how he used to be a coach. At North Carolina.

And now he's calling games on ESPNU.

Tyson Ailshie

whatever happened to the KU team that blew out CU by 40?

Micky Baker

When they get back to Lawrence tonight, the team should run 30 Salina Drills. 17 times across the court in 1 minute, 30 seconds between drills.

Jaybate in reply to Marchphog88

Totally agree. Elijah's slump fooled me. I thought once he came out of it they would square away. But the team's real problem is it lacks a pair.

Joe Satterwhite in reply to Danr


Kye Clark in reply to Highelitemajor

Agreed. Completely laughable

Lindhawk in reply to Highelitemajor

Love self, but I agree what's the point of bringing him in now

Joey Kuebel

Very overrated, apparently. TCUs first conference victory in football and basketball come vs. KU. Real cute, KU, real cute.


Neil Dougherty is the doofus announcer

Rock Chalk in reply to Marchphog88

What's the chant?

Jhwkr542 in reply to Marchphog88

Getting Johnson out of the game means getting a guy who's 2-12 (2-8 from 3, 0-2 FT), 1 asst, 3 TO out of the game

Joe Satterwhite in reply to Ann Oneill

Matt Doherty...used to coach. UNC

Marchphog88 in reply to Jayhawkinaustin

It's just a stupid thing to chant about a team you're about to beat.


Where has EJ been all game until the last couple minutes?

Micky Baker

They should rate us number 300 in the country, because we have a bad game.


With the exception of BMac, KU is a team of roll players. Up to now, it has been good enough, but not anymore.

Jesse Newell

Johnson fouls out.


Johnson done.

Justin Daniel

There goes the conference streak.


Self puts White in the last minute again. What a joke. A whole game where we can't shoot and he puts the kid in cold off the bench.

Jerry Becker

we are over-rated


I'm envisioning the last couple seconds down 1, and Releford wide open for a layup but looking for someone to pass it to.

Joe Satterwhite in reply to Marchphog88

It's not like their lying

Ann Oneill

Who is the know it all announcer?

Tyson Ailshie

time for someone to pull a Reggie Miller

Joe Studebaker in reply to Marchphog88

They are basically acknowledging they are at the bottom of the conference.

Jayhawkinaustin in reply to Marchphog88

You don't agree with them?


They are doing this to piss off Self!

Hawkfromhays in reply to Marchphog88

masters of the obvious

John White in reply to Marchphog88

I do hate that chant. It has probably never been more true than today though.

Jerry Becker in reply to Jhwkr542

you mean turnover?


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