It was a tough, hard fought game, dominated by the referees.
TCU lost to Baylor on Saturday 66-59 in a game that saw 74 free throws attempted, 46 by Baylor, 28 by TCU. It was hard for either team to get into a rhythm thanks to all the whistles, and it led to a choppy, sloppy, error-filled contest between the Frogs and Bears. TCU shot 37.5% from the floor, while Baylor shot an abysmal 29.8% from the floor.
Kyan Anderson led the way for TCU with 16 points, and he had an opportunity to get a shot off as time expired in regulation. However, he seemed to tweak his ankle on the play, and he didn't get a shot off. Baylor then went on to win the overtime 13-6, to win by 7.
The story of the day was free throws, not only because of how many were attempted, but because of how many were missed. Baylor missed 15 of their 46 free throws attempted, while TCU missed 13 of their 28.
It was a back and forth contest for the entire game, as neither team led by more than five in regulation. There were over 15 lead changes, and 10 ties. Baylor improves to 1-2 in conference, while TCU drops to 0-3. The Frogs last won a Big 12 game on March 13, 2013, when they defeated Oklahoma 70-67.
Kenrich Williams had a solid game for the Frogs, scoring nine points and pulling down eight rebounds. Karviar Shepherd also had eight boards for the Frogs, but overall TCU was outrebounded 45-39. That was largely due to Rico Gathers, who pulled down 10 offensive boards. On the day, Gathers had 17 points and 18 rebounds, as he dominated the paint.
TCU plays in one week, on January 17, when they head to Lubbock to face Texas Tech. Tech might just be worse than the Frogs. They lost to Kansas today, 86-54.