Mark Few Says TCU Can Compete With Best in the NCAA Tournament
The sixth-seeded TCU Horned Frogs have compiled a 22-12 record–that includes a victory in the NCAA Tournament–and 9-9 tally in the Big 12. Those are impressive marks, and that has third-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few mighty impressed with his next opponent.
“This team, TCU, I knew when the matchup popped up on the board Sunday that, like, it’s going to be tough,” said Gonzaga head coach Mark Few. “I mean, I really feel like when they’re at their highest end, it’s as high as anybody in this tournament, when you look at some of the things they’ve done.”
To his point, the Horned Frogs have played in the best league in the country and topped some of their best competition. So, they’re absolutely for real.
The Horned Frogs live and die by their leading scorer, and it was never more evident than in their first-round win over Arizona State, a come-from-behind victory. Miles re-aggravated his hyperextended right knee on a thunderous dunk in the first half but played through it. Miles had 26 points, went 12-of-14 from the free-throw line and made the game’s most fateful decision.
With seconds remaining and the game tied, Miles accepted a screen from teammate Ja’Kobe Coles, accepted a double-team and instead of trying to force a shot he passed to Coles, who hit a floater for the game-winner. It was an example of the maturity of Miles’ game and the trust he has in his teammates. He’s averaging 17.6 points per game.