TCU falls to Colorado State, 89-74
Feb. 22, 2006
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Stephan Gilling and Freddy Robinson scored 16 points each as Colorado State avenged an earlier season loss to TCU with an 89-74 victory Wednesday night.
Gilling, 5-for-9 on 3-pointers had three treys in a two-minute stretch in the second half when Colorado State (14-12, 3-10 Mountain West Conference) began pulling away. TCU (5-22, 1-12) has lost eight straight.
The Rams had lost the first meeting, 85-72 on Jan. 21. The Rams helped themselves by hitting 34-of-38 free throws and were 22-for-23 from the free throw line in the second half.
Colorado State rode Michael Harrison's points in a 7-0 run to start the second half to lead 50-37, but Stubbs and Allen Taylor contributed four points apiece in an 8-0 run as TCU cut the lead to 65-57 with 8:31 left. Murry's 3-pointer for TCU made it 70-60 ahead of Gilling's three, 3-pointer boosted Colorado State to a 79-60 advantage.
The Rams kept the lead at 15 points or more in the final minutes by converting all eight free throw attempts.
Colorado State led 43-37 at halftime after Robinson had 12 points and two 3-pointers in a 24-10 start. Robinson had only two points the rest of the half.