Kenrich Williams logged a double-double, and Vlad hit a big three and free throws late, as TCU put away Kansas State 66-59.
“It’s our last ride here in this gym so through [dealing with] all these close games [this season], we learned how to finish,” said Brodziansky, who is now 12th all-time in TCU’s career scoring leaders with 1,322 points. His string of 20 consecutive games scoring in double figures was snapped.
It’s TCU’s first 4-game conference winning streak in 20 years.
The 11th double-double of the season for Williams stopped his season-high streak of six games without one. The last four-game league winning streak for the Horned Frogs (21-9, 9-8 Big 12) was in 1997-98, when they went 14-0 in the Western Athletic Conference under Billy Tubbs.
Three seniors, Ahmed Hamdy, Vlad Brodziansky, and Kenrich Williams, combined for 31 points, 22 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 steals in the win, as TCU is streaking in the correct direction, as opposed to the end of last season.
A year ago, a seven-game losing streak to finish the regular season cost TCU an NCAA berth before the Horned Frogs won two games in the Big 12 Tournament and took the NIT championship.
It’s the third time TCU and UTA have tried to get a ball game in, but the weather still may not play along.
No. 3 TCU will host UT Arlington on Wednesday night in a game rescheduled from earlier this season. First pitch at Lupton Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.