Texas Christian made its first Big 12 victory a memorable one, and left the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks with their first losing streak...
FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Christian made its first Big 12 victory a memorable one, and left the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks with their first losing streak in more than seven years.
The Horned Frogs finally won in their new conference, leading throughout against the Big 12’s most dominant team in a 62-55 victory Wednesday night. It was their first victory over a top-five team.
Garlon Green scored 20 points for the Horned Frogs, including five in a row after a late 17-4 spurt by Kansas (19-3, 7-2).
Against TCU (10-12, 1-8), the Jayhawks looked nothing like the Big 12’s best team.
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“It was the worst team that Kansas ever put on the floor, since Dr. Naismith was there,” coach Bill Self said. “I think he had some bad teams when he lost to Topeka YMCA and things like that in the first couple years. But for the first half, there hasn’t been a team play worse than that offensively.”
The Jayhawks, coming off a loss four days earlier against Oklahoma State, had played 264 games in a row since January 2006 without consecutive losses, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I.
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At No. 1 Baylor 86,
Brittney Griner had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Baylor rout. The 6-foot-8 senior moved into 10th on the Division I career scoring list, passing Penn State great Kelly Mazzante. Griner has 2,929 points.
Brooklyn Pope and Odyssey Sims each added 13 points for Baylor (21-1, 11-0), while Kimetria Hayden had 11 points.
Cece Harper had 11 points and Asia Boyd scored 10 for Kansas (14-7, 5-5).