TCU Wins Big Over Maryland-Eastern Shore, 93-53
Dec. 21, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 12, 2004) -The TCU Horned Frogs (7-4) scored 28 of the first 30 points in a 93-53 runaway over the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (1-7) on Tuesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The victory was the Frogs' largest since a 100-57 romp over Arkansas-Monticello on Nov. 19, 2001.
The Horned Frogs forced nine turnovers and drained four three-point baskets, including three by Marcus Shropshire, in the first nine minutes to build an insurmountable 26-point lead in the early going. The Frogs' 35-point halftime advantage, 54-19, was the squad's largest lead of the first half. Three TCU players: Judson Stubbs (13), Aaron Curtis (10) and Shropshire (10) all reached double figures in the game's first 20 minutes.
TCU led by double figures for the final 37:05 and the Horned Frogs enjoyed their biggest lead (47) of the game at 88-41 with just under five minutes remaining. Maryland-Eastern Shore was the first opponent with a losing record that TCU has played this season.
Four Frogs finished with at least 14 points. Stubbs scored a career-high 20 in the contest on 8-of-10 shooting, while Aaron Curtis' 14 points were one shy of a career-best effort. Shropshire closed with 18, while backcourt mate Corey Santee added 14 points and seven assists.
TCU shot 56 percent from the floor (36-for-64) in the contest and matched a season high by knocking down 11 three-pointers in 25 tries. Twenty-eight of the Frogs' 36 field goals were assisted. Eleven Horned Frog players saw double figures in minutes and no player saw more than 23 minutes of action. The Frogs also forced a season-high 29 turnovers.
TCU, 5-1 at home this season, returns to the court tomorrow, Dec. 22, for a matchup with Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7:05 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. It is the Frogs' final game prior to the Christmas holiday.