Fans may be ready to see TCU in the rankings, but Jamie Dixon thinks the Frogs need to do more.
Dixon said he’s satisfied with the spot his team has earned in the RPI rankings (No. 30) and with its placement by poll voters, who have yet to include the Frogs among the nation’s Top 25 teams.
“These guys deserve some things. I think they do,” Dixon said. “Receiving votes is a great sign and people are talking about them. But we haven’t done enough [to crack the poll] ... We have a lot more to do. We don’t need too much right now. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Kenrich Williams, Alex Robinson, and Jaylen Fisher combined for 37 of TCU’s 96 points, but Chris Washburn was TCU’s leading scorer.
All three members of the Horned Frogs’ starting guard trio reached double digits in the scoring department by the early stages of the second half, although forward Chris Washburn came off the bench to lead the team in points (15) and rebounds (9) on a night when the Frogs dominated both ends of the court.
Rebounding was a major part of the winning effort, with TCU outrebounding TSU by 23.
TCU grabbed 50 boards on the night, compared to just 27 from the Tigers. Guard Kenrich Williams had six rebounds, and Chris Washburn led the team with nine. Jamie Dixon has to be happy with his team's effort on the glass.
Jamie Dixon noted that ball movement was one key to the blowout victory.
''You never know how you are going to play coming out of finals. It was great,'' first-year Frogs coach Jamie Dixon said. ''The main thing is that we were unselfish. ... We just kept passing and finding the open guy.''
First year head coach Kirby Smart notes that the distance from Texas makes it naturally difficult to recruit the talent there.
"I look at Texas as very fertile with great high school football," Georgia first-year coach Kirby Smart said. "I would love to recruit there, but obviously we can't make hay that far away from home. When we have interest expressed, then we go and seek out.”
The Frogs beat Texas Southern 77-48 on Sunday afternoon to improve to 7-3.
The Frogs moved the ball well as they posted 22 assists on their 27 made baskets. Defensively, TCU forced Texas Southern (5-4) into 23 turnovers and also held the Tigers under 30 percent shooting overall from the field.