Frogs Drop 71-65 MWC Road Decision to Colorado State
Feb. 7, 2009
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The TCU men's basketball team dropped its fourth consecutive game as the Horned Frogs suffered a 71-65 setback in Mountain West Conference action on the road at Colorado State on Saturday (Feb. 7) in Moby Arena.
With the setback, the Frogs fell to 13-10 overall and 4-5 in Mountain West Conference action while the Rams improved to 8-15 overall and 3-6 in league play.
With the score tied 27-27 heading into the second half of action, the Frogs opened up the final frame with a 15-6 run to take the lead to 42-33 at the 14:56 mark following a lay-in and free throw by Kevin Langford (Fort Worth, Texas | University of California).
The TCU forward finished with a team-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 1-of-1 from behind the three-point line and 4-of-4 at the charity stripe, to go along with four assists, three rebounds and one blocked shot in 36 minutes of action.
The Rams would not go away quietly on their home floor as Colorado State eventually worked the score to a tie at 51-51 with 7:33 remaining in the game after Marcus Walker connected on a lay-in off of a Willis Gardner assist.
Walker finished with a game-high 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-9 at the free throw line, to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action. The CSU guard scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half of action to lead the Rams.
After trading baskets over the next three minutes, the Rams made their break following three consecutive lay-ups by freshman Jesse Carr, Walker and newcomer Harvey Perry. In the final 3:03 of the game, the Rams out-scored the Frogs by a 13-8 en route to securing a 71-65 on their home court.
The Frogs had one of their best offensive performances after connecting on 51.1 percent (23-of-45) of their field goal attempts. TCU connected on 80.0 percent (16-of-20) of their shots from inside the three-point line, but only 28.0 percent (7-of-25) of their three-point field goal attempts.
After coming off of a 20-turnover performance in their last outing, the Rams only committed three miscues against the Frogs while forcing TCU into 14 turnovers - which resulted in a 16-2 advantage on the scoreboard for the home team.
The Frogs will be back in action on Tuesday (Feb. 10) when TCU travels to Las Vegas, Nev., for a Mountain West Conference showdown with UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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