Big 12 Basketball

Bill Self On TCU Loss: ‘Everything They Did Today was Perfect’

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Kansas

The No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs went into Allen Fieldhouse and beat the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks there on Saturday afternoon, 83-60.

It was seismic win for the Horned Frogs (15-4, 4-3 in Big 12), coming off a loss to West Virginia on Wednesday. But it was a pretty significant loss for Kansas (15-3, 5-2) as well.

Kansas had not lost consecutive games in the state since 1989, when it had home losses on Jan. 28 to K-State and on Feb. 1 to Missouri.


Before the Jayhawks lost to TCU, they lost to No. 13 Kansas State in overtime on Tuesday.

It gets more historic as you dig in. The loss snapped a 16-game home winning streak for Kansas. It was Kansas’ second-largest loss at home under coach Bill Self, with the worst being an 84-59 shellacking at the hands of  Texas on Jan. 2, 2021.

That led Self to state the obvious after the game.

“The way they chewed gum. The way they tied their shoes. Everything they did today was perfect,” Self told reporters.

TCU was dominant from the start, at one point going on a 19-0 run to take a 33-13 lead in the first half. Kansas did cut the lead to 10 but couldn’t close the gap in the second half.


Like the Kansas State game, Jalen Wilson had another huge contest, scoring 30 points. Kevin McCullar had 10 points, but they were the only two Jayhakws in double figures.

TCU balanced its scoring among its guards, as Mike Miles had 15 points and Damion Baugh had 11 points. But it was Shahada Wells, who comes off the bench for TCU, who led the Horned Frogs with 17 points.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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