It isn't often that a 25-point defeat doesn't tell the whole story.
For the Frogs, things were much worse than that.
TCU led Washington 6-4 less than three minutes into the game, then everything unraveled. The Frogs wouldn't score for the next 5:36, allowing the Huskies to open a 12-point lead. From there, things went downhill even further. Washington would go on a 35-9 run to end the half, resulting in a 57-23 lead at the break. Not only was it the largest halftime deficit for TCU under Trent Johnson, it was the program's worst halftime deficit since the 1996-97 season.
To put it bluntly, the TCU defense was non-existent in the first half. The Frogs allowed Washington to shoot 62.9% from the floor, including 6/8 from behind the arc in the frame. At the break, the Huskies held a 26-7 advantage in rebounds, including 16-5 on the defensive end.
The second half was significantly better for the Frogs, as Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar mercifully called off his dogs with about ten minutes remaining. TCU would actually out-score Washington 44-35 in the final 20:00. Excluding the Frogs' performance against Washington's second team, there weren't many positives to pull from this one.
Overall, TCU shot 42.9% from the field, but just 3/12 from behind the arc. When all was said and done, Washington held a 48-42 edge in rebounding. The Frogs completed just seven assists on 27 made baskets, while committing a season-high 25 turnovers.
Malique Trent was the lone bright spot for TCU tonight, scoring 13 points on 6/9 shooting from the field. Vladimir Brodziansky was the only other Frog in double-figures, as he finished with 10 points. Michael Williams picked up his second consecutive start and scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds.
Chauncey Collins would come off the bench to score nine points. Collins' return was a welcome sight for TCU, as he missed Saturday's game against Colgate with a quad injury. JD Miller also made the most of his time off the bench, scoring six points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds.
Across the court, Washington played their most complete game of the season. Andrew Andrews went off for 32 points on 8/12 shooting from the field, including a perfect 6/6 mark from behind the arc. Three other Huskies finished in double-figures in the dominating win.
The good news for TCU is that the end of the 2015 calendar year is a cake walk. The Frogs will face four teams with a combined record of 4-29 to close out the year. TCU will return to action this Friday against the 0-7 Prairie View A&M Panthers. Tipoff is set for 7:00 pm at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.