Photos by Dominic Ceraldi
TCU took an early lead and never trailed as the Horned Frogs took down Central Michigan, 89-62 Friday night at Schollmaier Arena.
An early dunk from Alex Robinson set the tone as the Frogs (5-1) got off to a hot start offensively, leading 15-5. TCU shot 58.8 percent from the field in the first half as the Frogs took 46-26 lead into the locker room at the half. The team’s 46 points are the most scored in the first half all season.
Desmond Bane scored 18 of his season-high 24 points in the first half and was 8-of-11 from the field including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He added nine rebounds to finish one shy of a double-double.
The Frogs continued to pour it on after halftime and led by as many as 30 points. Jaylen Fisher led the scoring efforts down the stretch and picked up all 14 of his points in the second half. TCU shot 54.7 percent from the field, it’s second consecutive game of shooting over 50 percent.
Eleven different Horned Frogs saw playing time, and four of them scored in double digits. Kouat Noi had 16 points, while Robinson notched his third double-double of the season and sixth of his career with 11 points and 12 assists. JD Miller led the Frogs with 12 rebounds which tied a season high.
Courtesy; TCU Basketball