no 14 TCU hands No. 2 Kansas its worst home loss in 2 years

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Shahada Wells scored 17 factors as No. 14 TCU beats No. 2 Kansas 83-60 on Saturday in one of many worst losses in Bill Self’s 20-year teaching profession with the Jayhawks.

It was Kansas’ second-largest loss at home underneath Self. The Jayhawks fell 84-59 to Texas on Jan. 2, 2021.

“The means they chewed gum. The means they tied their sneakers. Everything they did was excellent right this moment,” Self stated of TCU. “They performed nice. They’re so quick. They’re so athletic off the bench. Their bench was unbelievable. … That was a beatdown.”

The loss snapped a 16-game successful streak at home for Kansas. The Jayhawks (15-3, 5-2 Big 12), who misplaced 83-82 in additional time at Kansas State on Tuesday, had not misplaced consecutive video games in the state since 1989, when it had home losses on Jan. 28 to Ok-State and on Feb. 1 to (*14*).

Kansas trailed by 10 at halftime and by no means closed the hole inside single digits. TCU prolonged the result in as many as 24 factors. The Jayhawks shot solely 32.1% in the second half.

“I believed we had been taking part in like there was a 10-point play in our again pocket,” Self stated. “That occurs lots whenever you get behind.”

TCU (15-4, 4-3 Big 12), which shot 54.4% (31-of-57) from the sector in incomes its first ever street win at Kansas in 12 video games, obtained 15 factors from Mike Miles Jr. and 11 from Damion Baugh.

“Obviously it was an ideal win for our program,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon stated. “What I’m most happy with [was] how we responded. We did not play very properly the opposite day (in a 74-65 loss at West Virginia). But we responded.

“I’m actually happy with our bench. I do not suppose I’ve carried out an ideal job of getting them prepared. I knew they had been good, and we needed to get them in their groove.”

TCU entered the sport with an 0-17 report in street video games vs. AP top-five opponents.

Jalen Wilson led Kansas with 30 factors. He was coming off a career-high 38 on Tuesday towards Ok-State. Kevin McCullar with 10 factors was the one different Jayhawk in double figures.

Wilson, in line with ESPN Stats & Information, grew to become the primary Kansas participant to attain at the very least half of the workforce’s factors in a recreation because the Big 12 was shaped in 1996.

TCU’s Eddie Lampkin was hobbled late in the primary half with what was later known as a excessive left ankle sprain. He returned and completed with 8 factors and 4 rebounds.

(*2*)TCU used a 19-0 run early in the primary half to open a 33-13 lead, forcing Self to make use of three of his 4 timeouts in the primary 9:10 of the half. The Horned Frogs hit 13 of their first 15 pictures. They completed the half taking pictures 58.6% (17-of-29).

(*2*)”This workforce has carried out rather well and caught some success doing it properly,” Self stated. “This league is so good that if you cannot make different folks play poorly, you are not going to have lots of success.”

Kansas trailed by as many as 22 factors (37-15) earlier than occurring an 11-0 run. The Frogs led 48-38 at halftime, the closest Kansas had been since early in the massive TCU run.

Kansas stayed in the sport because of 21 first-half factors by Wilson. He picked up his second foul with 2:13 left in the half. He returned for the ultimate possession and hit a baseline jumper with 5 seconds left.

UP NEXT

TCU: The Horned Frogs will host Oklahoma on Tuesday evening earlier than touring to Starkville to play Mississippi State in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge subsequent Saturday.

Kansas: The Jayhawks have a matchup with Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Monday earlier than heading to Lexington to face Kentucky in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge subsequent Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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