Josh Harvey, Scout.com

TCU: 66 Fresno State: 59

TCU earned their first postseason win since 2012, knocking off Fresno State in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night.

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Team Notes

* TCU recorded its first postseason victory since an 83-73 win over Milwaukee in the CBI March 13, 2012. It was the Horned Frogs’ first NIT win since a 78-76 overtime decision at Western Michigan March 21, 2005.

* The Horned Frogs (20-15) have reached the 20-win mark for the first time since winning 21 games in their NIT season of 2004-05. The 20 victories are an eight-game improvement for TCU over last season.

* TCU made its first postseason appearance since the 2012 CBI. It was the Horned Frogs’ first trip to the NIT since the 2004-05 campaign.

* TCU hosted an NIT game for the first time since facing Oregon March 17, 1999.

* At 14-6, TCU has equaled its most wins at home since a 14-3 mark in the 2011-12 season.

* TCU led 30-25 at the break and is now 17-2 this season when ahead at the half.

* The Horned Frogs held a 39-28 rebounding edge and are now 19-6 this season when outboarding its opponent.

* TCU’s first five field goals were by five different players.

* TCU trailed just once in the game, 43-42, with 11:49 to play.

* Nine of the 10 Horned Frogs who saw action scored.

* Seven Horned Frogs had at least one 3-pointer.

* TCU started a lineup of Jaylen Fisher, Alex Robinson, Kenrich Williams, JD Miller and Vladimir Brodziansky for the 24th time in 35 games this season. 

* TCU will play at Iowa Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the second round of the NIT. It will be televised by ESPNU. 

Individual Notes

* TCU’s Jamie Dixon is now 18-13 as a head coach in postseason play.

* Kenrich Williams’ 10 rebounds moved him into a tie with Gary Turner (309, 1965-66) for 10th most in a season by a Horned Frog. Next on the list is Ronny Stevenson in ninth place with 311 (1956-57). Stevenson (317, 1957-58) and Doug Arnold (317, 1982-83) share the No. 7 spot.

* Williams recorded his 15th double-double of the season and 17th of his career with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

* Williams led TCU in rebounding for a team-best 26th time this season. 

* Williams’ 13 points enabled him to reach double figures for the 20th time this season. He ranks third at TCU in that category.

* Alex Robinson’s team-high 14 points put him in double figures for the 21st time, second on the team. He led the Horned Frogs in scoring for the ninth time this season. 

* Robinson’s five assists gave him 195 on the year. He ranks fifth on TCU’s single-season list. Next on the chart is Prince Fowler in fourth place with 200 (1997-98).

* Brandon Parrish played in his 132nd career game, extending his TCU record.

* Parrish had a 3-pointer for a sixth consecutive game after not having any in the previous four contests.

* Jaylen Fisher had two 3-pointers to give him multiple treys in six of his last seven games. He has at least one 3-pointer in 20 of the last 21 contests.


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