The Kansas Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2) traveled to Fort Worth, Texas as 17-point favorites over the Texas Christian Horned Frogs (10-12, 1-8) and had a win probability of 97.3%. This clearly did not deter Trent Johnson and his squad of Frogs from picking up their best win of the season and TCU’s first ever win over a top-5 team. Kansas was simply embarrassing offensively. As Bill Self said himself at the post-game press conference, last night we were witness to “the worst team Kansas has ever put on the floor.” Ever. As in since 1898 when Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the great sport of basketball, was head honcho of Jayhawk hoops. Naismith, by the way, is the only coach in the history of Kansas basketball to have a losing record, going 55-60 from 1898 to 1907.
The Jayhawks were so bad on offense they lost even with TCU shooting 39.1% from the field, 30.8% from three, and 57.9% from the line. Kansas out-rebounded the Frogs by a margin of 10 and had a turnover margin of +4, but their shooting was so bad that absolutely nothing could save them. In the first ten minutes they put up merely 2 points, in the second ten minutes they had 11, and in the third quarter they managed to score 12 points before getting their act together and scoring 30 in the last ten minutes of the game. Kansas finished the night 18-61 (.295), going 3 of 22 (.136) from behind the arc, ultimately losing 62-55. Bill Self has said in recent weeks that his team has been struggling offensively and last night his players seemed determined to prove their coach right. Joke on Jayhawks.