It was probably a closer game than it should have been, thanks to some tough zone defense from UT-Pan American. Nonetheless, when it was all said and done TCU did what it needed to do to get the win, and extended their record to 6-3 on the season.
The Frogs have now won six out of their last seven games on the season.
Kyan Anderson led four TCU double-digit scorers with 16, while Jarvis Ray and Brandon Parrish added 12 and 10 points respectively. Karviar Shepherd added 11 points of his own, to go along with 11 rebounds. It was Shepherd's first double-double of the season, his highest scoring output of the year, and his fourth double-digit rebounding performance.
As a team, TCU shot only 38.5% from the floor (20-52) and an abysmal 15% from three point range (3-20). They did, however, shoot 73.7% from the free throw line, once again showing they've improved in that area from last season.
Shaquille Hines led the way for the Broncs with 12 points, but UTPA's season-leading scorer, Javorn Farrell, was held to just eight points on 3-14 shooting.
TCU also won the battle on the glass, 37-36, and committed only seven turnovers on the night.
TCU plays again on Thursday night at 7 p.m., when they play host to 0-4 Grambling State.