Victory over No. 5 Kansas gets TCU campus buzzing about hoops

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by TED MADDEN

WFAA Sports

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

FORT WORTH -- It was the biggest win in recent memory for TCU basketball.

"The buzzer went off, and I was kind of going to my teammates, kinda giving a high five," said TCU forward Garlon Green. "Next thing I know, someone grabs my leg, starts lifting me up. It was fun, it was fun."

And it goes on the list of biggest upsets in college basketball history.

"TCU was the 327th-ranked RPI team in the country heading into that game; Kansas was seventh," said TCU junior and Scout.com reporter Alex Apple. "That's the largest upset since they've been keeping RPI -- in about 20 years."

The win over fifth-ranked Kansas is the program's first against a top-five team, and the Frogs did it in front of 7,412, the largest crowd to see a game at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. And a good portion of them flooded the court when the clock hit triple zeros.

"Once the first two people started coming down, then the floodgates opened, and it was quite incredible," said TCU junior Dru Boyd.

"Everyone just kept saying, 'Oh my god, we won, we beat KU, the number-five team in the nation. How did this happen to us?'" said TCU sophomore Amy Bocek.
"In the annals of our esteemed tradition, it is a... it's up there," said TCU Athletic Director Chris Del Conte.

The TCU basketball program doesn't have much tradition -- only seven conference championships, two in the last 40 years. And this year was especially bad, with no wins in their first eight games in the Big 12.

"It's just one of those games where you just go down and say, 'God, that game was a stepping stone,'" Del Conte said. "And by no means are we going to shoot straight up; that was just something to build on."

What was a forgettable season has now produced a forever memory -- this win over Kansas will never be forgotten.

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