It was a Merry Christmas to all Frog fans Tuesday, as TCU Basketball jumped out to a big lead over Indiana State for the second time in ten days on their way to the Diamond Head Classic Championship, a game they won 83-69.
This was the Frogs’ closest margin of victory across their four games, and the Frogs have won each of their last eight games by double-digits.
After some early foul trouble, tonight’s result fell on the bench - the Frogs outscored the Sycamores from the pine 33-15, dominated the paint 48-36, and won the turnover battle 19-12. Despite shooting relatively poorly from deep (4-15), TCU shot 52% from the field and 81% from the free throw line (take that, Facebook commenters) using a balanced attack to upend Indiana State once again. All ten Frogs that played, scored, led by Alex Robinson’s 15, with five players in double-digits on the night. Kendric Davis (10 points) and Kouat Noi (12 points, 2-3 from three) had big nights off the bench, as did Lat Mayen in his first extended action of the season - he scored all six of his points over a 60 second stretch towards the end of the first half.
The win gives the Frogs a tournament championship for the second straight season and makes it eight straight wins for TCU, with DII Hawaii Pacific their last game prior to the Big 12 season starting. After one more game on the islands, Jamie Dixon and co will begin their conference slate after the New Year, when they welcome Baylor to Fort Worth of January 5th.