TCU Basketball Falls to Tulsa 76-64
Nov. 29, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs were handed their first loss of the year by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 76-64, on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU dropped to 1-1 on the year, while Tulsa improved to 2-1.
TCU struggled from the field, especially early, as the team made just three of its first 15 shots from the field as Tulsa jumped out to a 21-8 lead in the game's first 11 minutes. Included in that stretch was a 10-0 Golden Hurricane run that accounted for the double-figure advantage. Tulsa doubled up TCU (34-17) at the 6:19 mark, but the Frogs closed the gap to 11 at 41-30 by intermission.
Tulsa shot better than 53 percent in the field half, while TCU hit just 31 percent of its shots. Tulsa held an 18-point lead, its biggest lead of the game, 64-46, with under eight minutes to play in the game, but TCU went on a 16-4 run to close to within six points with just 58 seconds remaining. Tulsa, however, scored the final half dozen points of the game to account for the 76-64 final. TCU is now 2-16 under Head Coach Neil Dougherty when scoring fewer than 80 points. For the game, the Frogs were 21-for-67 (.313), while the Golden Hurricane went 28-for-55 (.509).
Junior guard Corey Santee was the top TCU scorer, registering 15 points. Sophomore forward Chudi Chinweze (13) was the only other TCU player in double-figures. Freshman center Femi Ibikunle led the team with seven boards, as TCU outrebounded Tulsa 47-38. The Frogs had 21 offensive rebounds to just seven for Tulsa.
TCU's next game is in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Monday, Dec. 1 against the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. The tip off time for that contest is set for 10:05 p.m. (CT). Seats still remain for the TCU-KU game. To order tickets, call the TCU ticket office at (817) 257-FROG.