Frogs edged by Drake, 86-79
Nov. 26, 2005
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Three Horned Frogs finished among the top three scorers tonight, but Drake University (3-1) found a way to slip past the TCU men's basketball team (1-3) by an 86-79 score at the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational.
Adams, who was 4-for-5 from 3-point range, had a career-high 19 points with six rebounds while Stubbs added 17 points and four rebounds.
After leading 44-40 at halftime, Drake never gave up the lead, building its largest lead at 81-68 with 5:11 left.
TCU then answered with a 10-1 run, cutting the lead to 82-78 before Stewart hit his free throws in the final minute.
Drake's Chris Bryant scored 13 points to lead the team.
Also for Drake (3-1), Ajay Calvin and Jonathan Cox each had 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Leonard Houston had a career-high 11 points.
The Bulldogs' 3-1 start matches their best since 1999-00.
Al Stewart, who went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 51 seconds, added 10 points and five assists for Drake, which shot 91 percent from the line as a team.
There were four ties and four lead changes in the first half as TCU went 10-for-17 from 3-point range to keep it close.
TCU's biggest lead came at 18-13 with 13:46 left in the half. The Bulldogs rallied and later built a 41-32 advantage with 2:48 left.
TCU returns to action Wednesday, Nov. 30, when it heads west to Lubbock for a showdown with the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. The contest will be the third in a five-game road series for TCU.