As '92 said on the gamethread yesterday, TCU has never lost to ACU, and that trend continued with a 71-64 win on Tuesday night at the DMC.
Jarvis Ray scored 18 points, a career high, while freshman Brandon Parrish added 15 to the cause. Brown transfer Christian Gore poured in 14 points and also grabbed seven boards. Gore only went 1-of-6 from the floor, but was 12-of-14 from the free throw line.
Brandon Parrish has been a bright spot in the early goings this season, as he's averaging 13.7 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the floor. Fellow freshman Karviar Shepherd has also played well early on, averaging eight points and eight rebounds per game. Shepherd played all but two minutes on Tuesday night, as he's the only true center on the roster that isn't out for the season, and he's the tallest player by three inches.
Freshman Hudson Price sat out for the second straight game after playing 18 minutes in the season opener against TCU, and while Trent Johnston hasn't said much, it appears that Price is still nursing an Achilles injury. Price's ability to spread the floor with his three point ability is sorely missed by the shorthanded Frogs, who shot only 3-13 from long range against ACU.
TCU saw its lead get to 45-31 before Abilene Christian started working their way back, eventually tying the game at 58 on a 3-pointer from Austin Cooke. Cooke was one of five players to score double digit points for the Wildcats, who fell to 0-5 on the season.
The Frogs take the court again this Sunday up in Pullman, Washington, where they'll face off against Pac-12 opponent Washington State (2-0) on the Pac-12 Network.