Quick Hitters: TCU

The Kansas Jayhawks traveled to Fort Worth last night to face the Horned Frogs of TCU in their sixth conference game of the season.  There was no upset this year, as Kansas rolled to a 91-68 victory over the Horned Frogs, which kept them undefeated in Big 12 play. Let’s take a look at how the Jayhawks dominated the game down in Fort Worth:

1. How many minutes can TCU hang in with Kansas? The Horned Frogs proved that they were the worst team in the conference last night as they gave up 53 points in the first half and allowed Kansas to shoot 57% from the field. TCU found themselves down 21 points at halftime and the rest was history. In addition, the Horned Frogs had no answer for Andrew Wiggins as he scored a career-high 27 points off of just eight made shots.

2. KU Turnovers: As we all know, Kansas has had problems turning the ball over this season.  They average 14 turnovers per game and have only forced their opponents to turn the ball over 202 times as opposed to their 255 turnovers.  Fortunately, last night’s game was a little bit different.  The positive: Kansas only had 10 turnovers.  The negative: The Jayhawks only forced 10 turnovers.  It’s a good thing that KU kept their turnovers to a minimum, but with the type of defense that Kansas has been playing lately they should have been able to force this 205th Ken Pom ranked team to turn the ball over more than that.

3. Defensive Rebounding: The Jayhawks won the battle of the boards last night by a 16-point margin as they out rebounded TCU 40-24. Kansas grabbed 25 rebounds as opposed to TCU’s 18, but the surprising stat is that the Jayhawks were able to snag 15 offensive boards while holding the Horned Frogs to just six. Typically, KU is a strong defensive rebounding team but it was nice to see them pick up a few extra offensive rebounds last night which gave them a lot of second chance opportunities.