TCU noticed a double-digit lead fade away for the second consecutive recreation in the Massive 12 event. This time, although, the Frogs couldn’t rally again.
Kansas State confirmed why it’s the league’s co-champion, overcoming an early deficit and holding off a late charge for a 70-61 victory over TCU within the quarterfinals of the Massive 12 event on Thursday on the Dash Middle.
Okay-State (25-7) gained all three games towards TCU this season, and will take on Iowa State within the first semifinal recreation Friday.
For TCU (20-thirteen), the hope is that it did sufficient Wednesday to secure a bid into the NCAA Event. The Frogs knocked off Oklahoma State in dramatic trend, placing them at the 20-win mark and seemingly in the Massive Dance.
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TCU will find out on Sunday whether or not that holds true when the sector is announced.
The Frogs definitely showed it may play with the highest groups within the nation, together with No. 15 Okay-State.
TCU jumped out to an early lead and stayed in entrance till the 14:48 mark of the second half.
Okay-State’s Kamau Stokes missed a free throw, but the ball bounced to his teammate Xavier Sneed. Sneed kicked it back out to Stokes, who drained a 3-pointer from the wing to provide the Wildcats a 42-39 lead. They didn’t path the remainder of the best way.
That was the pivotal play in what turned a 17-2 run by Okay-State during which it took control of the game. Sneed scored the final 5 points of that run, together with a 3-pointer at the eleven-minute mark to make it fifty one-forty one.
TCU didn’t go away and not using a battle. The Frogs pulled to within 55-52 on a layup by Desmond Bane, but the Wildcats answered with a four-level play. Sneed made a 3-pointer while being fouled by Kouat Noi, and knocked in the free throw for a 59-fifty two lead with 5:29 left.
TCU had a late 6-0 run to make it a sixty three-60 recreation with 1:28 left, however Okay-State answered as soon as once more with a three-pointer by Sneed.
The Frogs have been led by Bane’s 16 points. Alex Robinson had 12 points, and Kevin Samuel had eleven.
TCU completed the sport with 18 turnovers compared to Okay-State’s nine. That translated to a 22-four benefit for Okay-State in points off turnovers. The Wildcats additionally doubled the Frogs’ second-probability points, 12-6.