TCU is under .500 for the first time this season, dropped to 0-6 in the Big 12 and now the only remaining suspense for this season is whether the team can win another game. The safe bet is no. When the Frogs lost at home against Texas Tech on Jan. 5 that that was their last best chance at a win.
Don't pin this on first-year coach Trent Johnson. He has no players, and two of his best players - forward Amric Fields and Jarvis Ray - are hurt.
But don't buy that simply because he coaches a slow and deliberate pace of basketball that means he is a great coach. Slow basketball sometimes gives the illusion that it's well-coached basketball. Single-possession basketball can win - ask Michigan State and Butler - but you need bruising players that can defend, rebound, and know the importance of not turning over the ball.
Also, at some point, you do need to score. TCU is arguably the worst scoring team in all of Division I.
Johnson needs his guys before we can determine he can win here. That means two years, at least. This program has been terrible for so long, and is so routinely ignored, that Johnson may need longer than that.
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