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Jayhawks Bounce Back vs TCU

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Garrett did not play due to injury. Ochai Agbaji was a game-time decision. TCU had been playing better than expected, and the Jayhawks were coming off the worst home loss of the Bill Self era. This game seemed doomed to be a nail-biter at best, but Kansas rallied and came through with a big time performance, winning in Ft Worth with ease.

It wasn't a start-to-finish blowout though. The teams stayed close early, and at the first media timeout, KU held just an 8-7 lead. They then went on a 10-3 run, but TCU came back and closed to within five. From there though, the Jayhawks started to hit their shots and pull away. At halftime, Kansas held a 49-25 advantage, with Agbaji and...wait for it...Tristan Enaruna (!?) putting up double digits in the first, along with eight apiece from Jalen Wilson and David McCormack.

In the second half, Kansas just picked up where they left off. McCormack and Agbaji in particular really took over and overwhelmed the Horned Frogs. KU cruised through the second half and took the game, 93-64.

McCormack, who really needed a performance like this, was the game's leading scorer with 20, plus eight boards. Agbaji chipped in 19 with three assists, and Wilson continued to be arguably the team's best player with 18 points, eight boards, and six dimes.

The Jayhawks are now 3-1 in conference play, and have a few days off ahead of another road battle, this time against an Oklahoma team that has opened up 2-1 in conference play, but will be coming off a tough Wednesday matchup against Baylor.