Thursday night, TCU capped off a great season by beating Georgia Tech 88-56 in the NIT championship game. This one was all TCU, the Horned Frogs jumped out to a 20-3 hot start and never looked back.
Big men Kenrich Williams and Vladimir Brodziansky led the way combining for 43 points and 18 rebounds. Williams recorded another double-double on the season, the most in a Big 12 single season since Kansas forward Thomas Robinson in 2012. Standout point guard Alex Robinson also made big contributions with 10 points and 11 assists.
Usually, winning the NIT tournament isn’t that big of a deal, but for TCU it was just another step in the process to becoming a great basketball program under Jamie Dixon. All five of TCU’s starters are expected to return. Therefore, the Frogs will return with a deeper bench as they load up on talent.
This was the Horned Frogs’ most wins in a season in the past 20 years. Also, Dixon managed to snag two four star recruits from the 2017 class. TCU is becoming a force to be reckoned with and will most likely make the NCAA tournament next season and finish in the top 4 or 5 in the Big 12. This team has loads of potential and could be scary good next year. Watch out Big 12.