In the moment, even I thought the foul call was questionable. But when you go back and watch the replay, it’s clear that Evans stuck his foot out, tripping Robinson, and causing him to lose the ball. The real story should be JD Miller, who played an exceptional offensive game, stepping up in the absence of the usual production from Vlad and Kenrich Williams.
JD Miller scored 15 points and went 4 of 4 from 3-point range, including one in the final seconds of the first half for TCU's first lead of the game after trailing 21-9.
Miller had another go-ahead 3 in the final 2 minutes, and Vladimir Brodziansky made a pair of free throws for a 61-60 lead after Anthony Livingston put Texas Tech ahead with a bucket.
The win is a big one for TCU, giving them sole possession of fourth place in the Big 12 and setting them up for a potential NCAA Tournament run.
TCU: It was the Frogs' first game since beating Texas and getting an NCAA endorsement from Longhorns coach Shaka Smart, who took VCU to the Final Four six years ago. A .500 conference record could be good enough to get in, and the Horned Frogs took a big step toward that.
The Frogs found a way to win a game that they never looked comfortable in, though it took some heroics down the stretch and a little luck to do so.
TCU guard Alex Robinson hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining Tuesday night to lift the Horned Frogs past Texas Tech 62-61 in Schollmaier Arena.
The victory gave the Horned Frogs (17-7, 6-5 Big 12) a three-game winning streak and allowed them to avenge an earlier loss to Texas Tech (16-8, 4-7) in Lubbock.
Gary Patterson is excited about the additions of Dykes and Thomsen, as well as the opportunity in front of Sonny Cumbie.
We have a lot of good coaches. Every coach in our offensive room has been a coordinator. We’ve got a lot of knowledge. Three years ago, when Doug and Sonny [Cumbie] came, it gave us a big lift, but the foundation was in place. The players were already here. We were able to give them an offense that fit their needs. We’ve got to do a better job of that now than what we did a year ago, because we weren’t at that offensive level. I’ve watched [Cumbie] call an offensive game. I’ve watched how hard he works and his meticulous nature. I wish coach Meacham well. But one man’s change is another man’s opportunity. In both cases, I think there’s opportunity.
Several former TCU Football players have found their way into coaching, and now two more have joined the fold.
Texas Wesleyan has added former TCU cornerback Quincy Butler and former Horned Frogs graduate assistant Kyle Cox to the football staff, coach Joe Prud’homme announced Tuesday.
Butler played at TCU from 2004-05, and had stints with the Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints. He will coach the secondary.
Cox, who spent two years at TCU, will coach wide receivers and coordinate the passing game.