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TCU News: Turnovers hold TCU back against Kansas, Frogs pursuing Jalen Hurts

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‘Careless with the ball.’ Turnovers spoil TCU’s upset bid at Kansas | The Star-Telegram

TCU turned the ball over 20 times on Wednesday night, and still had a chance to tie it with less than a minute to play. Kansas’ defense was swarming all night, as they disrupted TCU consistently. Desmond Bane spoke after the game about the turnovers.

“The ball was sticking,” junior guard Desmond Bane said. “We hadn’t seen pressure like that this year. We were loose with the ball, careless with the ball. There’s no real answer for it. It’s just taking care of the basketball.”

Three takeaways from No. 25 TCU’s 77-68 loss at No. 7 Kansas | Sports Day DFW

Dedric Lawson absolutely killed TCU on Wedensday night.

But forward Dedric Lawson made up for any absence of his teammates with an explosive season-high 31-point performance, going 10-19 from the field with a pair of three-pointers. Lawson tacked on 14 rebounds, also a game-high, and three steals to bolster his impressive night.


TCU sending three players to NFL Scouting Combine | The Star-Telegram

Ben Banogu, LJ Collier, and Ty Summers will all be in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.

The TCU football team might not have had the best 2018 season. The Frogs dealt with a number of injuries, but managed to win four of the final five games to post a winning season.

Part of that is thanks to NFL-caliber talent on the defensive side. Ends L.J. Collier and Ben Banogu were staples throughout the season, something that coach Gary Patterson pointed to as keeping the Frogs in most games.

Report: TCU pursuing Jalen Hurts after Alabama QB enters transfer portal | Sports Day DFW

TCU needs a grad transfer quarterback, because of questions surrounding Justin Rodgers’ injury and TCU’s quarterback situation in general. Hurts, while not a prolific passer, has a better track record than most quarterbacks in the country as far as success is concerned, and he threw for 40 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions in his two seasons as a starter for Alabama.

Hurts has not officially announced a decision to transfer, but he is expected to take his talents elsewhere as a graduate transfer following the emergence of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who took over the starting role for the Crimson Tide this past season en route to being named a Heisman Trophy finalist.