We knew that the TCU Horned Frogs weren't going to the NCAA Tournament. Now we know that they aren't going to the NIT or the CBI either. The Frogs spent much of the weekend on the NIT bubble but were left out by the tournament's selection committee. According to Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU received a CBI bid but declined. The CBI charges substantial participation fees, which likely played a part in TCU's decision to decline.
The Frogs become just the 11th team in the 19-year history of the Big 12 Conference to finish the season with a winning record but not play in the postseason.
With the news of no postseason play, the 2014-2015 season is officially over. The Frogs finished with an 18-15 overall record, including a 4-14 mark in Big 12 play. A weak non-conference schedule and just one win over a team in the top 50 RPI likely did TCU in. The Frogs finished 1-14 against the top 50, the most losses of any team in the country.
Even with no postseason play, this season is one to remember. The Frogs set a school record for best start in program history at 13-0, won their first road conference game, and their first Big 12 tournament game since joining the league in 2012. Kyan Anderson wrapped up his four-year TCU career in the top 10 in program history in games played, starts, points scored, field goals made, three-pointers made, free throw percentage, assists, and steals. Amric Fields and Trey Zeigler also finished their collegiate careers after posting some impressive numbers.
The Frogs will spend the offseason regrouping and preparing for what will no doubt be another dogfight in the Big 12 Conference next season. Several pieces will return for the Frogs, including Kenrich Williams, Chris Washburn, Karviar Shepherd, Brandon Parrish, and Chauncey Collins. In addition, Josh Brown will be eligible after sitting out this season due to the NCAA transfer rule. Trent Johnson also has two top recruits coming in with four-star shooting forward Jalon Miller and three-star guard Lyrik Shreiner coming to Fort Worth.
TCU will open the 2015-2016 campaign sometime in November inside the newly renovated, $60 million Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.