Second-half surge leads Frogs to 5-1 trip
Aug. 18, 2007
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The TCU Horned Frogs finished their Central America summer trip with a 5-1 record thanks to a 76-54 victory over the Costa Rica National Team in the finale on Friday night. TCU trailed 29-25 at intermission before pouring in 51 second-half points.
TCU was down by five, 37-32, with six minutes left in the third quarter when Brent Hackett hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Horned Frogs on top. Successive treys by Keion Mitchem and Ryan Wall then extended that advantage and TCU took off from there.
After totaling just 25 points in the opening 20 minutes of play, which included an eight-minute stretch with just two points, TCU outscored Costa Rica 23-13 in the third and 2-12 in the fourth. TCU hit eight second-half threes and finished the contest 12-of-27 (.444) from deep.
Langford recorded his third double-double in the six-game span, as he snatched 14 rebounds, the most by a TCU player on the trip. Alvardo Parker added 12 caroms, while Jason Ebie had a team-best six assists.
With all of their games behind them, the Horned Frogs will spend Saturday whitewater rafting. TCU is due back in Fort Worth on Sunday afternoon.