No. 6 TCU nips No. 11 ASU on hoop in final seconds

JaKobe Coles sank a floater in the lane with 1.5 seconds left to deliver sixth-seeded TCU a thrilling 72-70 victory over 11th-seeded Arizona State in first-round NCAA Tournament West Region action on Friday in Denver.The Horned Frogs (22-12) trailed for most of the second half before ending the game on a 15-5 run fueled by an injured Mike Miles Jr., Damion Baugh and Coles. TCU will play No. 3 seed Gonzaga in the second round on Sunday.Baugh rattled home a corner 3-pointer for TCU to tie the game for the second time of the second half, 67-67, with 1:50 to play. Neither team scored again until Baugh made two foul shots with 34 seconds left. TCU’s Xavier Cork blocked Frankie Collins’ layup attempt, and Miles went just 1 of 2 from the line to increase the Horned Frogs’ lead to three.That allowed the Sun Devils’ DJ Horne the opportunity to tie the game 70-70 on a straightaway 3-pointer.TCU had 12.4 seconds left to get the last shot. Coles received a pass behind the arc, he made a move right and drove in to get his floater. Arizona State neglected to use the final timeout it had, instead missing a heave from well beyond half-court.Miles scored a game-best 26 points, 16 coming in the first half before he appeared to aggravate a right knee he hyperextended earlier this season. Chuck O’Bannon had 15 points and Baugh and Coles finished with 11 apiece.Horne went 4-for-5 from the arc en route to a team-high 17 points for Arizona State (23-13), which had throttled Nevada in the First Four to reach the round of 64. Warren Washington had 11 points and a team-leading eight rebounds, and Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 10 points.