TCU Falls to Old Dominion 67-62
Nov. 25, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs (3-1) dropped a 67-62 decision to Old Dominion (3-0) on Thanksgiving night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, thus falling short in their quest for the school's first 4-0 start since the 1997-98 season. TCU is now 1-1 in the Corpus Christi Challenge, while Old Dominion improved to 2-0 in the exempt tournament.
After a strong start by TCU, Old Dominion went on a 14-0 run to turn a 15-8 deficit into a 22-15 Monarch lead. Following a Chudi Chinweze dunk at 13:28, TCU was held without a field goal until 3:42 remained in the half. ODU took a 37-30 advantage into intermission, which marked the first time that the Horned Frogs trailed at the half this season.
TCU was able to pick the pace up early on in the second half, and with 14:25 left to play, the Horned Frogs were able to achieve their first tie (41-41) since the score read 15-15. The teams exchanged leads four times until the Monarchs jumped on top for good with just under seven minutes remaining. The game was no more than a two-possession contest the rest of the way, but the Horned Frogs were unable to get closer than two points.
The Frogs were just 3-for-17 (.158) from three-point range in the contest and were held to a season-low point total. Defensively, TCU limited its fourth straight opponent to under 70 points. Old Dominion outrebounded TCU 38-30 and limited the Frogs to just six fast break points.
Chinweze topped the Frogs in scoring with 16 points, while Corey Santee and Marcus Shropshire each added 11. Chinweze was 7-for-9 from the field and also had a team-high six rebounds. It was the fourth game in seven days for TCU.
TCU will conclude the four-game Corpus Christi Challenge this weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Frogs take on host school Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2-1) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and play Florida State (2-1) on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.