Big 12 basketball: TCU forward Fields out for rest of season

Posted Monday, Mar. 03, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A
More information

Player of the week

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G: The sophomore averaged 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and 4.5 steals in leading the Cowboys to victories against TCU and No. 5 Kansas.

Newcomer of the week

DeAndre Kane, Iowa State, G: The senior guard averaged 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, and shot 53.6 percent from the floor in games against Kansas State and West Virginia.

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

TCU basketball junior forward Amric Fields is “probably done for the year,” TCU coach Trent Johnson said Monday.

Johnson said he alerted the team of this decision three days after the Horned Frogs returned from their 65-53 loss to Kansas State, the last game Fields played.

“It just puts him in too much jeopardy in terms of the physical nature of play,” Johnson said. “He was dragging that leg around and basically playing on one leg a week ago. My gut feeling is right now is that he’s done for the remainder of the year.”

Fields has had trouble with his knee since he injured it in November 2012 and missed the rest of the season.

Fields played in 18 of the Horned Frogs’ 28 games, ranking second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.1 points per game.

So far this season, 10 TCU players have missed a game, including six who are out for the season. Only Kyan Anderson, Jarvis Ray, Brandon Parrish and Christian Gore have played in every game this season. TCU is one of four Division I schools that has had five or more players miss games.

Anderson, a junior guard from North Crowley, averages 16.6 points per game.

“These guys, led by Kyan, have been pretty reliant,” Johnson said. “We try to stay positive and they try to stay positive and keep moving things forward, not worrying about who’s injured, just the next opponent.”

Self, Ford deny quote

Kansas coach Bill Self and Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford denied supplying or sharing quotes that claimed Kansas would cut down the nets at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday had Kansas beat OSU.

“That was disturbing, seeing that,” Self said. “I don’t know where he got that information and that’s not for me to answer, but certainly, it’s 100 percent false. There was never one thing uttered about ever doing something on someone else’s floor.”

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart told ESPN in a postgame news conference that he had been told Kansas would celebrate on the Cowboys’ home court had they won to clinch the Big 12 title.

Turns out KU didn’t need the victory over Oklahoma State because losses by Iowa State and Texas gave the Jayhawks their 10th consecutive conference championship.

“Well, you know, before the game, the coaches showed us a quote,” Smart said. “Bill Self said he was coming here, cutting down our nets and he was going to win it outright in Stillwater and we couldn’t let that happen in our house.”

Said Ford: “There was no quote that we showed them that he said that. None whatsoever. We did talk about what they were playing for. They mentioned it after their game before us that we did not want them to celebrate in our gym. We knew what they had at stake, but we never mentioned anything about cutting down any nets or anything like that.”

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Friday, November 28Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Friday, November 28Full Scoreboard
Chicago «109Final | Box
Boston102
Golden State «106Final | Box
Charlotte101
New Orleans91Final | Box
Atlanta «100
Milwaukee «104Final | Box
Detroit88
Dallas «106Final | Box
Toronto102
LA Clippers «102Final | Box
Houston85
Orlando83Final | Box
Indiana «98
New York78Final | Box
Oklahoma City «105
Sacramento104Final | Box
San Antonio «112
Phoenix904th Qtr 2:59 | Box
Denver118TV: FSN-AZ, Altitude
Memphis523rd Qtr | Box
Portland43TV: SPSO, CSN-NW
Minnesota292nd Qtr 7:10 | Box
LA Lakers37TV: FSN-N, TWC SN
Full Scoreboard
Week 13Full Scoreboard
Thursday
Chicago17Final | Box
Detroit «34Gridiron Replay
Philadelphia «33Final | Box
Dallas10Gridiron Replay
Seattle «19Final | Box
San Francisco3Gridiron Replay
Sunday
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Baltimore TV: CBS
Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Houston TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Indianapolis TV: FOX
NY Giants 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: FOX
Carolina 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota TV: FOX
New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: FOX
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: CBS
Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: CBS
Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta TV: FOX
New England 4:25 PM ET
Green Bay TV: CBS
Denver 8:30 PM ET
Kansas City TV: NBC
Monday
Miami 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Friday, November 28Full Scoreboard
NY Rangers «3Final | Box
Philadelphia0
Chicago «4Final | Box
Anaheim1
NY Islanders2Final | Box
Washington «5
Winnipeg1Final(OT) | Box
Boston «2
Montreal1Final | Box
Buffalo «2
Detroit «5Final(SO) | Box
New Jersey4
Carolina «4Final | Box
Pittsburgh2
Vancouver «5Final | Box
Columbus0
Ottawa2Final | Box
Florida «3
Edmonton3Final(OT) | Box
St. Louis «4
Minnesota5OT 2:56 | Box
Dallas4TV: FSN-N+, FSN-SW+
Full Scoreboard