Yes, they should have won. But they didn’t... now they have to win out at home.
TCU coach Jamie Dixon felt his team should have won the game. So did guards Alex Robinson and Desmond Bane.
“This one is on us,” Robinson said. “I feel like we lost it more than they won it.”
Yes, there is no consolation for a Frogs team that hung with No. 14 Kansas and had its chances to win it down the stretch. Instead, TCU didn’t get it done in an 82-77 overtime loss on a night that seemingly had everything going the Frogs’ way.
Who would have thought that this would be as huge a win for Kansas as it was a loss for TCU.
“It’s huge for us,” Dotson said after hitting 7 of 13 shots. He was 4 of 7 from three and 7 of 9 from the line. “We wanted to turn around our road season. We were kind of struggling there. It’s a big win for us. We knew coming in it would be a fight. They were not going to let up.”
TCU’s Desmond Bane was distraught after the loss, the Horned Frogs’ second to KU this season.
“We obviously can compete with anybody in the country. We competed against Kansas tough. We should have won this game down the stretch,” Bane said.
KU remains two games behind K-State in the loss column. The Wildcats travel to Texas on Tuesday night.
“For us we are way back,” Self said of the league race, “but this at least keeps us in the game. Now we get a chance to see if we can improve on that this weekend (3 p.m., Saturday against West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse). We are in the game, by no means in a favorable position. If we hadn’t won tonight it may have been too much.”
Josh Watson is primed for a big year!
Watson, an Arlington Martin product, batted .305 last year for the Frogs. He started all 56 games and led the team with 64 hits. Watson was drafted in the 35th round of last year’s MLB Draft, but opted to return to school for his senior season.
Olson, who played high school ball at Sherman, hit .270 worn seven home runs and 30 RBIs.