Hackett delivers from long range, Frogs down Utes
Jan. 6, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Brent Hackett hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead TCU to a 71-68 win over Utah on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs (10-4, 2-0 Mountain West) were 10-for-18 from 3-point range and won in Salt Lake City for the first time since 1958. TCU has already matched its MWC win total from last year, when the Frogs went 2-14 in their first season in the league.
Utah (5-10,0-2) is off to its worst start since 1972.
Kevin Langford added 16 points for TCU.
Luke Nevill had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Utah, and Johnnie Bryant added 23 points.
A 57-percent free-throw shooting team entering the game, the Frogs were 21-for-25 from the line Saturday. Hackett was 5-for-8 from 3-point range and Langford was 5-for-5 on his free throws after starting the season 8-for-44.
Ryan Wall of TCU was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 20 seconds to seal the win.
Utah's Ricky Johns made a free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining and intentionally missed his second attempt, but the Utes could not get a shot off before the buzzer.