Horned Frogs Upend UAB 76-65

Brent Reese-Hackett and TCU defeating UAB by 11 on Saturday night.

Brent Reese-Hackett and TCU defeating UAB by 11 on Saturday night.

Feb. 12, 2005

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs (16-9, 6-5 C-USA) continued their strong quest for a postseason tournament berth by winning their third straight, downing the UAB Blazers (16-7, 6-4) by a 76-65 final on Saturday night in Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs held the Blazers, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 last year, 16 points under their season average in the contest.

The Horned Frogs made just 1-of-14 three-point attempts in the opening stanza and shot just 31 percent from the floor in the first half. However, after a Marcus Sloan putback with one second remaining, TCU trailed by just six, 35-29, at intermission. TCU's potent backcourt duo of Corey Santee and Marcus Shropshire combined to go just 1-for-16 from the field for just three first-half points.

TCU took its first lead of the game at the 13:51 mark of the second half and took control for good with just under 13 minutes remaining. The victory moved TCU over .500 in Conference USA and improved the Frogs to 13-2 at home this season.

TCU outscored UAB 47-30 in the second half thanks to 50 percent shooting. In addition, in 40 minutes the Frogs turned the ball over just 13 times, while forcing 20, against the Blazers' pressure defense.

Nile Murry paced the Frogs with 17 points, while Santee scored all 16 of his points in the second half. Aaron Curtis netted 11 points and added a team-high eight rebounds.

TCU is next in action at Houston on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. (CT).




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