It appears that the NCAA Tournament just wasn’t in the cards for the Horned Frogs this season. After falling by 1 at home against #10 West Virginia on Saturday, TCU’s chances were pretty much on life support. Tonight, they once again fell by 1 at home, losing to Kansas State 75-74.
TCU trailed the entire 2nd half but did manage to make it competitive considering they were down 40-29 at halftime. However, whenever the Frogs managed to get within 1, they couldn’t seem to find a basket to take the lead. The Wildcats then put the game away by knocking down all of their free throws down the stretch.
It was a heartbreaking way to go out on Senior Day for the four seniors on the roster, especially Brandon Parrish, who was a big reason TCU found themselves with chances to win. Parrish finished the game with 11 points and knocked down 3 momentous threes as the Frogs tried to come back.
Vladimir Brodziansky led TCU with 18 points and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Vlad was 6/9 from the field and 6/6 at the free throw line.
Kenrich Williams put on another great performance, finishing with yet another double-double. Kenny Hustle had 11 rebounds to go along with his 13 points.
Alex Robinson also turned in a good effort, finishing with 14 points and 6 assists.
For Kansas State, their NCAA Tournament hopes will stay alive for another couple of days at least. They were led by Dean Wade, who dropped in 20 points and knocked down some key threes for the Wildcats. Wes Iwundu also played well, finishing with a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards.
For TCU, all eyes now shift to getting into the NIT. They have a good chance to make it, but will likely need to pick up 1 or 2 more wins to feel comfortable. Make sure to keep up with Frogs O’ War’s coverage of the postseason push, especially the Daily Conference Tournament Rooting Guide and the Postseason Bid Tracker.