(Photo by Sports Illustrated)
By Ray Floriani (@rfloriani)
Jamie Dixon will return to Madison Square Garden. The former Pitt coach paced the sidelines of the Mecca of college basketball through a number of memorable moments during his tenure with the Panthers, including a pair of Big East championships. Now, Dixon will be back coaching his alma mater, TCU, in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday. The Horned Frogs punched their ticket to New York by virtue of an 86-68 quarterfinal victory over Richmond on Tuesday.
One of the highlights of the evening was the first triple-double in TCU history, and we take a closer look at the night turned in by 6-foot-7 junior Kenrich Williams:
Field goals: 5/9
Three-point field goals: ⅓
Rebounds: 14 (5 offensive, 9 defensive)
Blocked shots: 0
Effectiveness factor: 35 (per minute: 1.06)
NBA efficiency rating: 20
Williams did not lead the Horned Frogs in scoring, however, as that honor went to 6-foot-11 junior Vladimir Brodziansky, who scored 20 points. Given his inside work including 14 boards, it was somewhat surprising that he did attempt a free throw. A clean sheet of zero turnovers was another notable number. In KenPom numbers, Williams did pace TCU with what proved to be a game-high 173 offensive efficiency rating.