The Horned Frogs had every opportunity within their grasp to capture an elusive league victory, but unforced errors, missed free throws and poor rebounding down the stretch sent TCU to its 21st consecutive conference loss.
In a game that featured 18 ties and 11 lead changes, TCU pushed No. 21 Baylor to overtime Saturday, but couldn't make enough plays in the extra stanza, dropping a hard-fought 66-59 decision to the Bears at Wilkerson-Greines.
Rico Gathers had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead No. 21 Baylor to its first Big 12 Conference win of the season, 66-59 over TCU in overtime Saturday.
Aided by a loud crowd just feet from the court, TCU overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half to down No. 16 Oklahoma State 70-66.
The TCU women's basketball team took its first lead with just over five minutes remaining and held on to topple No. 16 Oklahoma State by a score of 70-66 on Saturday evening at the University Recreation Center.
“You want to talk about class? I felt there were times when we deserved a chance to win the national championship and we didn’t get it, and I would whine and complain and try to present the reasons why we should have, and I can understand why the media rejected that,” Holtz said. “When I look back on it now, I wish I had had the intelligence, the character and the integrity, to handle disappointment the way Gary Patterson handled it this year. That tells you volumes about how lucky the parents are to have their sons play for him.”
Patterson told reporters about the plan at Saturday’s Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award banquet, after which Echols-Luper confirmed on social media.
There is an uncomfortable irony that the first committee-elected college football championship will be determined Monday just miles from the one school whose exclusion invalidated the whole process.