Frogs Run Past Grambling, 120-95
Seven Players Score in Double Digits
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (January 24, 2001) -- The TCU Horned Frogs ran out to a 30-5 advantage in the game's first nine minutes, held off a charge by Grambling, then regained control down the stretch in a 120-95 non-conference win at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Frogs (14-6) made it look easy early as they scored the game's first 17 points before Grambling finally got on the board at the 15:22 mark in the first half. The Tigers (1-13) narrowed the gap to 54-38 at the intermission, then came out red-hot in the second half and whittled the lead to three at 73-70 with 12 minutes remaining in the contest.
However, the Frogs quickly regained control of the game and outscored Grambling by a 47-25 margin down the stretch.
Ryan Carroll scored 22 points to lead seven Frogs in double figures. Myron Anthony (20 points and a career-high 15 rebounds) and Marlon Dumont (a career high 17 points and 11 rebounds) each produced a double-double. Greedy Daniels (16), Thomas McTyer (15), Nucleus Smith (11) and Bingo Merriex (11) also scored in double figures for TCU.
Daniels handed out 13 assists on the night and recorded eight steals. He has an NCAA-leading 96 steals in just 20 games this season, tying Mike Jones' single-season school record for steals.
Reserve guard Keith Howell hit 11-of-21 shots from the field en route to a game-high 30 points for the Tigers.
Both teams hit 35 field goals and eight three pointers, but TCU outscored Grambling 42-17 from the charity stripe, attempting twice as many free throws (58-29) as the Tigers. TCU also held a sizeable advantage on the boards, outrebounding Grambling, 62-39.
The Frogs resume conference action on Saturday when they host Metroplex rival SMU in a 3:05 p.m. contest at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.