Another massive college basketball upset is in the books. The TCU Horned Frogs shocked No. 2 Baylor in a 75-72 victory on Saturday in Fort Worth.
TCU entered Saturday’s contest at 15-13 and just 6-9 in Big 12 play, but the Horned Frogs certainly looked like a quality team against the Bears. Jamie Dixon’s squad fell behind by seven points at the half as Baylor held a 28-21 lead. But thanks to a terrific outing from TCU guard Desmond Bane – 23 points, five rebounds and four assists – the Horned Frogs battled back in the second half, outscoring the Bears 54-44.
Baylor made things interesting late, closing a previously large deficit to just three points with thirty seconds remaining after a costly TCU turnover. But the Horned Frogs sealed the win after escaping Baylor’s full-court pressure and finding PJ Fuller for a breakaway slam to go up by five with less than 20 seconds left in the game.
After a few late, clutch free-throws by TCU, the Horned Frogs came away with a massive upset 75-72 win.
FROGS WIN!!! pic.twitter.com/kUgKBoMTnV
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) February 29, 2020
This is Baylor’s third loss of the season, but more importantly – it’s the Bears’ second conference loss.
After Saturday’s stunning upset, Baylor is now a game back of Kansas for the lead in the Big 12.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Bears’ upset defeat has any impact on the NCAA Tournament seeding projections.