Rick Barnes didn’t identify himself Monday as “baffled,” as he has at other times this season, but he could have.
Barnes didn’t say he was beleaguered, either. That one fits as well.
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Texas at TCU, 7 p.m., KBVO, 1300, 98.1
21;Nate Butler Lind;G;6-6;Sr.;4.8;2.4
About this game: TCU (10-15, 1-11 Big 12) has not built any momentum since its stunning 62-55 upset over Kansas on Feb. 6. The Horned Frogs have lost three straight since. … Kansas shot only 29.5 percent at TCU, hitting 3 of 22 in the first half. The Jayhawks did not score their third point of the game until 6:05 remaining in the half. “We competed and we played extremely hard, about as hard as we’ve played all year,” TCU coach Trent Johnson said. “But they had a lot to do with it. It was probably one of those nights.” … Johnson said the Frogs did not play nearly as hard in subsequent losses to Oklahoma and Iowa State.