Dixon ‘disappointed’ after nail-biting defeat to Oklahoma State, 71-68
In another roller-coaster Big 12 game Wednesday night, TCU couldn’t hang on at the end and dropped a critical home game against Oklahoma State, 71-68.
The loss dropped the Horned Frogs to a 17-9 overall record and 6-7 conference record. Now that OSU and TCU have identical records both overall and in conference, the Cowboys jump ahead of the Horned Frogs to take fifth place in the Big 12.
Even with OSU winning six of their last seven games heading into Wednesday’s game, losing at Schollmaier Arena put TCU back on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
“They’re good, but you have to win home games, even against good teams who are playing well,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said.
In the final seconds of the contest, TCU forward Kenrich Williams and TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. had looks from beyond the three-point line to send the game to overtime, they couldn’t find the bottom of the net.
“I thought it was a good look,” Williams said. “When it left my hands it looked good but it just didn’t fall for me.”
Both Williams and TCU forward JD Miller, who led the Horned Frogs in scoring with 16 points, acknowledged the impact of the loss on their March Madness resume.
“It’s tough because we’re fighting to get in the tournament, and every game from here on out matters,” Williams said.
Williams finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds to record his team-high 10th double-double of the season, tying him with Baylor’s Johnathan Motley and Texas’ Jarrett Allen for the Big 12 lead. Read More