Without looking at the stats, let me just tell you, Zvonko Buljian is THE MAN. I would guess he had something like 23 points and 15 rebounds. But he isn't the only Frog worthy of praise after today's win- it seemed like anyone and everyone was coming up with a big bucket or defensive play when we needed one- Ed Ruzgas, Keion Mitchem, Tuffy Moss, Jason Ebie, Kevin Butler. Kevin Langford passed 1,000 career points.
While they don't deserve a game ball, a "most improved award" definitely goes to the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum crowd. My rough estimating skills would say there were 4,000 folks in the house this afternoon, and most of those were willing to make noise when our boys needed it most.
This was a really exciting day for TCU basketball. While there have been big wins every so often over the past couple of years, this was the first "big game" our team has had in quite a long time, and they came through in a big way. Jim Christian has this team headed in the right direction, and right now the sky is the limit for where he can take this program. At 11-5 and 2-0 in conference play with 2 road wins over Big 12 schools and today's win over the preseason conference favorite, we are well past "let's see how we do" territory. We've got ourselves a young, hungry & scrappy team that isn't going to be an easy defeat for ANYONE that they play this year. Two road games against BYU and Air Force are up next, but the Frogs deserve a FULL house when they return to Daniel-Meyer on January 21st to face Wyoming.
Hey, maybe if the lower-tier football teams in the MWC could raise up the way the Frogs did today, we wouldn't have to fret over our status with the BCS.