Winning ugly is still winning. And this one was ugly.
K-State tied the score at 23-23 with 3:55 remaining on a reverse layup from Montavious Murphy and seemed poised to stay even with TCU heading into the second half, but the Horned Frogs had other plans.
TCU ended the half with a barrage of three-pointers and ran to the locker room with a 35-25 lead.
What once was a back-and-forth game suddenly felt out of reach for the home team. The most impressive thing about the 12-2 run from TCU was that four different players made outside shots to make it happen. Nembhard got the run going with a three, then Bane and Edric Dennis did the same before Jaire Grayer ended the half with a fade away three as time expired.
K-State coach Bruce Weber stood motionless with his mouth agape as if he couldn’t believe what he just saw.
Just a formality.
Reagor has signed with Jeff Nalley of Houston-based Select Sports Group. Blacklock has signed with California-based Athletes First, the same agency that represents a number of coaches such as former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, former Baylor coach Matt Rhule and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley.
Reagor is doing his pre-draft training at EXOS in Frisco, along with fellow TCU draft hopefuls in Jeff Gladney and Sewo Olonilua. Blacklock, meanwhile, is at Proactive Sports Performance in California.
Keep growing the coaching tree!
Prior to his time at Texas State, Brown was an offensive graduate assistant coach at TCU, his alma mater, for three seasons. During his playing career as a wide receiver at TCU from 1998-2002, Brown caught 39 passes for 567 yards, an average of 14.5 yards per reception, and four touchdowns during his career. He was a member of five bowl teams as a player and three more as a staff member with the Horned Frogs. A former prep standout, Brown was a first-team all-state wide receiver at Waco Midway High School in 1997. Brown graduated from TCU in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned master’s degrees in education administration (2004) and liberal arts (2006) from TCU.
Bring back the red accents!
More red please. TCU went bold this season prior to a showdown with Texas, bringing its blood-hue secondary color to the forefront within its usual purple and black primary. According to Uniswag, TCU drew its inspiration from the Horned Frogs’ ability to spew blood from its eyes as a final defense mechanism when threatened. The oil-slick spikes surrounding the collar was a subtle touch that adds to the jersey’s already menacing appearance. This get-up won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but kudos to a design team that wasn’t afraid of outside opinion with this set.