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TCU Struggles, Holds On To Beat Bradley 57-49

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It was an awful shooting night for the Horned Frogs, but that didn't keep them from getting to 6-0 on the season.

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TCU entered the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic the No. 1 seed, but the No. 4 seed Bradley gave them all they could handle for 40 minutes. The Frogs, shooting just 37.5% for the game, managed to hold on for a 57-49 victory.

Kyan Anderson had an awful night from the floor, shooting just 1-of-10 and 0-of-8 from deep, but he made four huge free throws late to keep the Frogs from dropping their first game of the season.

Karviar Shepherd had a quite night, with only four points and two rebounds, as he spent an inordinate amount of time on the bench in foul trouble. Chris Washburn and Kenrich Williams stepped up in his place though, as the two combined for 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

Auston Barnes single-handedly kept Bradley in it, scoring 12 of his 19 points in the second half, and giving the Frogs fits. While Barnes was scoring points, freshman Josh Cunningham dominated the boards with 12 rebounds, helping the Braves outrebound TCU 32-27.

TCU's shooting woes were most apparent behind the arc, where they were an abysmal 2-for-16. Fortunately, one of those two makes was in the last minute from Kenrich Williams, which pushed TCU's lead to 51-44.

The Frogs will play the winner of St. Louis and Mississippi State on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.