Baylor vs. TCU score, takeaways: No. 2 Bears upset by Horned Frogs, but hold spot as a No. 1 seed for now


Baylor ceded first place in the Big 12 to Kansas on Saturday when the No. 2 Bears lost 75-70 at TCU. Desmond Bane scored 23 points to lead the Horned Frogs (16-13, 7-9 Big 12) to their biggest victory of the season.

The loss is not expected to knock Baylor off the projected No. 1 seed line for the NCAA Tournament and Baylor wil hold on to its spot as the No. 2 overall national seed, according to CBS Sports Bracketology Expert Jerry Palm. 

TCU entered with a 2-28 all-time record against top-five teams and looked destined for another loss as Baylor opened up a 34-23 lead early in the second half. But the as the Bears (25-3, 14-2) went cold, the Horned Frogs got hot. Baylor went nearly six minutes between field goals before hit a 3-pointer with 1:02 left to cut the deficit to 69-60.  The Bears closed to within 71-68 on MaCio Teague 3-pointer with 24 seconds left, but their late rally fell short.

With Kansas escaping an upset bid from Kansas State on Saturday, the Jayhawks now have a one-game lead on Baylor with two games to play. The Bears play Texas Tech and West Virgnia next week while Kansas plays TCU and Texas Tech.





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