Results such as this one are why, to borrow a cliché, they play the games: The final score Wednesday night in Fort Worth, Texas: TCU 62, No. 5 Kansas 55.

No, you did not misread that. No, I did not—in the best traditions of Roger Clemens’ friends—misremember that.

Horned Frogs 62, Jayhawks 55. It really happened.

It’s not the biggest college basketball upset of all time; that honor is likely going to forever belong to the Chaminade Silverswords and what they did in December 1982.

On a fateful night before almost anyone on the mainland had ever heard of Chaminade at all, as it was two years before the school would begin hosting the Maui Invitational at the end of November each year, the Silverswords took down Virginia inside the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, 77-72.

Virginia was only the No. 1-ranked team in the country at the time and was led by some guy named Ralph Sampson.

Chaminade, on the other hand, was a school of 900 students that competed in the NAIA.

That was in the days before the Internet, when ESPN was still showing infomercials during its overnight time slots.

It was 3:15 a.m. on the East Coast when the score went final. Most people didn’t learn about the shocker until well into the following day.

Chaminade has grown from that seminal moment. They’re now in NCAA’s Division II. They’ve played in the Division II tournament three times.

And, well, they’re 7-76 against the big boys from Division I in the tournament they host during Thanksgiving week every year and beat Texas just this season.

So while what TCU did Wednesday night isn’t quite on par with the Chaminade story—which would be an implausible Hollywood script if it weren’t quite so true—it’s still a stunner.

Either the Frogs’ defense or the Jayhawks’ shooting, or most likely a combination of the two, aligned perfectly to allow TCU—which came into the game 0-8 in Big 12 play—to hold Kansas to just 29.5 percent shooting.

That included a putrid 3-for-22 mark from 3-point range.

TCU also did a good job of getting, and then making just enough, free throws, and not all of them came late when Kansas was in last-ditch, foul-everyone mode.

The Frogs were only 22-for-38 from the line, 61 percent, but it was good enough. They only shot 39.1 percent for the game, but it was good enough.

Why? Because the Jayhawks mustered just 13 points in the first half—13!—and trailed 22-13. The closest Kansas got in the second half was four points at 44-40.

The Jayhawks were discombobulated. How else do you explain reserve guard Naadir Tharpe somehow being able to hoist 15 shots and make just two?

Wouldn’t coach Bill Self send one of his own guys to sweep the leg or something? Or, I don’t know, maybe take him out of the game?

It’s definitely the upset of the year. A winless team in the Big 12 taking down mighty Kansas? Oh, yeah, that is definitely why they play the games.