Frog fans are frustrated that TCU is losing games against ranked opponents... just think about that. We are less than three seasons into one of the biggest rebuilds in college basketball, enjoy the ride some, folks.
When TCU senior guard Alex Robinson buried a 3-pointer with 2:50 remaining to play to give the Horned Frogs the lead, a university re-built by football was a basketball school. The upscale, quaint arena boomed the way places do during these types of moments, with the type of noise that has feel.
The type of noise not felt since Billy Tubbs was the head coach here 20 years ago, in a place called Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, in a conference called the WAC.
Those moments. That sound. That feeling. That shot. That’s what TCU aspired to build and bring seven years ago.
Self can appreciate what Dixon is doing, but understands it won’t happen overnight.
After No. 14 Kansas defeated TCU 82-77 in overtime, Jayhawks head coach Bill Self heaped praise on the Horned Frogs under coach Jamie Dixon.
Kenny Hustle seems to be making a place for himself long term in the NBA.
“That’s what I want to do every game,” said Williams, soft-spoken off the court, but relentless on it. “I want to come out and play hard, get all of the 50-50 balls. Give it all I’ve got every time I’m on the court. It’s just a blessing to get the opportunity to come out and show what I can do. My main thing is go out and play hard. I let everything else take care of itself. Whatever happens, happens.”
What’s happened since Williams stepped into a much more prominent role has been exceptionally positive and a surprise to many. The 60th-ranked prospect on NBADraft.net’s Big Board last summer, Williams is now making a much bigger impact than the vast majority of players who heard their names called on draft night.
“Every time you’re on the court and you get to play, there is going to be a situation that comes up that’s going to help you down the line,” Gentry said of Williams’ invaluable playing time. “He’s doing what good basketball players do, especially ones with high IQ – they get better every game. Not necessarily have better stats, but get better every game from the standpoint of playing a complete game and being a complete player.”