Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Kansas 75, Texas Christian 62
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, March 11, 2022
Where: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Officials: # John Higgins, # Keith Kimble, # Kipp Kissinger
Attendance: N/A

Ochai Agbaji continued to assert himself as the Big 12's best player by scoring 22 points Friday as No. 6 Kansas downed TCU 75-62 in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament at Kansas City, Mo.

Named the league's player of the year earlier this week, Agbaji followed an 18-point performance in Thursday's quarterfinals by leading the Jayhawks (27-6) to within one win of their 16th conference tournament title.

Kansas, the tournament's top seed, will face 14th-ranked and third-seeded Texas Tech in the championship game. The Red Raiders (25-8) edged seventh-seeded Oklahoma 56-55 in the second semifinal.

Playing the Horned Frogs (20-12) for the third time in 11 days, the Jayhawks committed just seven turnovers while forcing 18, as they coasted easily after splitting the previous two matchups.

Mitch Lightfoot came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting. Another sub, Remy Martin, added 10 points after being slowed by a knee injury through much of the Big 12 schedule.

Kansas has won its first two tourney games by an average of 18.5 points while attempting to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

TCU, which overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Texas in Thursday's quarterfinals, could not deliver the same come-from-behind flourish against Kansas. The Frogs made their first five attempts of the second half but never threatened.

Chuck O'Bannon scored 15 points and Mike Miles added 14 to pace TCU, which is still expected to receive its second NCAA Tournament bid this century.

Kansas made eight straight shots late in the first half and led 44-30 at the break behind 13 points from Agbaji. The Wooden Award finalist made 5 of 8 first-half shots while the Jayhawks committed just two turnovers and forced nine.

TCU got eight first-half points from Miles, who played on a tender ankle he sprained in the Frogs' stirring comeback win over Texas. Lampkin injured his foot in Friday's pregame shootaround but remained in TCU's starting lineup alongside Miles.

The Frogs, who committed three straight shot clock violations early in the first half, scored the final five points after the Jayhawks had grabbed a 44-25 margin.

The Jayhawks' win came before Friday's other semifinal matchup, which pitted Oklahoma against Texas Tech.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Texas Christian   Kansas
Charles O'Bannon Jr. 15 Scoring Ochai Agbaji 22
Damion Baugh 9 Assists Dajuan Harris 5
Damion Baugh 7 Rebounds Christian Braun 6
Damion Baugh 5 Free Throws Made David McCormack 3
Damion Baugh 1 Steals Dajuan Harris 2
Charles O'Bannon Jr. 2 Blocks Mitch Lightfoot 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Texas Christian 62 46.0 6-15 10-21 14 35 5 3 18
Kansas 75 50.0 6-18 9-11 18 24 6 6 7