Jameer Nelson’s late 3-pointer lifts TCU over K-State


Jameer Nelson Jr.’s 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left gave TCU a 75-72 victory over Kansas State Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

The Horned Frogs were led by Micah Peavy, who had a career-high 26 points, including 17 in the second half. Emanuel Miller added 10 points.

TCU (18-7, 7-5 Big 12) held the Wildcats to just 1-for-15 from the three-point line (6.7 percent) and is now 7-5 away from Schollmaier Arena and 5-3 in true road games.

Kansas State (15-10, 5-7 Big 12) was led by Tylor Perry with 24 points, David N’Guessan with 12 and Arthur Kaluma with 11.

Both teams used short scoring spurts to gain or retake advantages in the second half. After K-State took a 49-41 lead early in the second half, TCU used runs of 12-0 and 20-2 to regain and take its largest lead. The Horned Frogs did not trail the rest of the way.

The Wildcats cut the deficit to 2 points several times down the stretch, after Kaluma’s three free throws with 30 seconds left and Perry’s two charities with 15.6 left.

After Perry’s free throws, TCU threw away the inbounds pass, giving the Wildcats a chance to tie or take the lead. Cam Carter was fouled and hit both free throws to tie the game at 72-all.

But Nelson’s fall-away 3-pointer gave the Horned Frogs the victory.

The Horned Frogs started as cold as the low-20s temperature outside Bramlage Coliseum, missing 10 of their first 11 shots, which allowed K-State to build a 14-4 lead at the second media timeout.

K-State then got the shivers, going 5:45 without scoring as TCU used an 11-0 run to take a 15-14 lead. The Wildcats took a 28-24 lead into the locker room after holding TCU to just 29.6 percent shooting (8-of-27) from the field, including 1-of-6 from 3-point range. The Horned Frogs came into the game ranked 22nd in the nation at 44.6 percent.

Both teams used a balanced scoring attack in the first half. Peavy led all scorers with 9 first-half points. The Frogs had six players score, while the Wildcats had seven, led by Perry with 6 points. K-State’s leading scorer, Cam Carter, was shut out.