Garlon Green and Adrick Mckinney lead the way as TCU pulls away late.
TCU shot exactly 50% from the floor (24-48), including 50% from three point range (4-8), absolutely blowing their previous shooting efforts out of the water. The impressive stat of the night however was on the glass. I said earlier today that they needed to come out aggressive on the boards and they did just that, outrebounding the Jaguars 32-25. Five Frogs has four rebounds or more, with McKinney (9) and Devonta Abron (7) leading the way.
Speaking of Abron, he looked much better after sitting out for much of the Tulsa game with a hip pointer. He had eight points on 2-3 shooting, including a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line, to go with his seven rebounds. Three of those boards came on the offensive glass, as he was active around the rim all night.
TCU's game commentators made note of this, and I hadn't really noted this until they said something, but Abron is in much better shape than he was to begin the season. He's a little leaner, and more muscular, and seems to be getting better position on the block.
Kyan Anderson was off shooting the ball tonight, but he still managed 11 points on the night to go with four rebounds and four assists.
Jarvis Ray played after sitting out against Tulsa to get caught up on school work. He played with great aggression scoring six points, grabbing two rebound and getting two steals. He tweaked his right ankle/foot late in the 2nd half, and hobbled off the court. He didn't return.
Southern as a team was very, very skinny, and that contributed to the Frogs dominating on the boards and getting good looks around the rim all night.
Despite this though, the Jaguars hung around for a long time, thanks in large part to Derick Beltran and Malcolm Miller, who scored 17 and 12 points respectively. Big man Brandon Moore was shut down for most of the night with foul trouble, and he managed only four points to go with six rebounds.
Southern shot very poorly from three point range, and it allowed TCU to get on the fast break a few times. The Jags were only 4-17 (23.5%) from deep on the night.
TCU scored 14 points over their average on the night, and generally looked in control throughout the game.
The Frogs moved to 4-0 when leading after halftime.
TCU is now 7-4 on the season, with their next game coming up this Saturday (Dec. 22) in Houston against Rice.