Another first for the TCU program under Trent Johnson, as the Frogs ran their record to 10-0 and will likely see themselves picking up a few more votes for top 25 consideration heading into the exam period- I don't know that they'll make it in without a few more odd results from the top 25, but to be a team receiving votes this early into Trent Johnson's tenure is pretty impressive. This season we're starting to see the boon of Johnson's upgrades in recruiting and it's enabled him to move away from the defense focused grind-it-out squad of his first couple of Big 12 seasons into a team that plays well on both ends.
In today's action the Frogs started out pretty cold from the floor and let McNeese hang around with a 20-20 score with about five minutes left, but TCU came on strong out of a time out to put a 9-0 run on the scoreboard that was never really threatened again. The Frogs were cold from 3, missing their first 7 attempts, but eventually Chauncey Collins knocked one in that seemed to take the jitters from the Frogs from deep as we finished 5-16 for the game to close out in style. Player of the game would have to be Kenrich Williams who did a great job of creating offense even when his shot wasn't falling, getting to the line repeatedly and cashing in on 7 of his eight attempts for a game high 13 points. Surprisingly little impact from the bigs in this game, as Shepherd and Abron combined for just nine points, but they defended well as the Frogs held the Cowboys to their second lowest scoring output of the season.
Plenty to feel good about in this one as the Frogs will remain undefeated until at least the 20th when we take on UTSA in Fort Worth.