— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) February 12, 2019
Kansas coach Bill Self started four freshman in Fort Worth Monday night in hopes of lighting a spark for the 14th-ranked Jayhawks.
Two of them answered with standout performances in a 82-77 victory in overtime against the TCU Horned Frogs at Schollmaier Arena.
In a game Kansas needed to win to stay in the race for its 15th-straight Big 12 title, freshmen guards Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji combined for 45 points.
Dotson produced a career-high 25 and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Agbaji added 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Desmond Bane led the Horned Frogs with 18 points.
Trailing by 12 with nine minutes remaining, TCU rallied with a 20-8 run to tie it at the end of regulation.
TCU had a chance to win at the buzzer, but guard Kendrick Davis couldn’t get a shot off in time.
Kansas played without senior guard Lagerald Vick (leave of absence) and sophomore forward Marcus Garrett (injury).
Standout power forward Dedric Lawson and two other Kansas players fouled out, leaving the Jayhawks scrambling to win it in the extra period.
Down by five early in overtime, the Horned Frogs rallied to tie on a JD Miller hook shot with 1:29 remaining.
Dotson, a 6-2 guard from Charlotte, N.C., answered for Kansas by making six of six free throws down the stretch.
Kansas 19-6, 8-4
TCU 17-7, 5-6