Career night for Hackett lifts Horned Frogs to victory over Grambling State
Dec. 28, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Brent Hackett scored a career-high 21 points to lead three Horned Frogs in double figures in TCU's 79-64 victory over Grambling State Wednesday night at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
TCU, which closed a five-game homestand, returns to action Friday with an 8:30 p.m. nationally-televised (CSTV) contest at SMU.
It was the second straight game and fourth time this season that Hackett set a career high in points. He also set a personal-best with five 3-pointers and tied a career-high with seven field goals made. Hackett scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half.
The scoring streak continued for Nile Murry as the senior posted double figures for the 14th straight time with 12 points. Murry is currently one of two players in the Mountain West Conference to have tallied double-digit points in every game this season.
Judson Stubbs scored in double digits for the seventh time this season, finishing with 18 points. He also flirted with a third double-double of the year, grabbing nine boards.
Playing in his third game of the season, senior Chudi Chinweze made his first start in over a year after being sidelined by a knee injury at Kansas on Dec. 9 of last year. The 6-foot-7 forward totaled six points and six rebounds in 27 minutes.
With TCU leading 18-16, Hackett proved to be the spark for the Frogs as he drained 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to give TCU a 24-18 lead with under eight minutes left in the opening half.
An Art Pierce dunk with 5:32 remaining gave TCU an eight-point cushion, 28-20. Hackett nailed a three at the buzzer to lift the Frogs to a 42-31 advantage at the intermission.
TCU (4-8) never relinquished its lead in the second half, going on top by as many as 16 points.
GSU's Brion Rush led all players with a game-high 29 points and also grabbed a team-best six boards. Senior Jamar Lewis also contributed for the Tigers (2-5) with 16 points.