TCU Can't Solve Baylor Wednesday Night
Feb. 12, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - Junior Kyan Anderson's season and game-high of 29 points wasn't enough as Baylor upended TCU Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, 91-58.
With the loss, the Horned Frogs dropped to 9-14 overall and 0-11 in league play, while the Bears improved to 15-9 overall and 3-8 in Big 12 action.
For a second-straight game and the fourth time in six games, Anderson dropped 20 or more points on a conference foe. The Fort Worth native, who posted his eighth game of 20 or more points this season, went 10-of-17 from the field, including 3-of-6 from deep. In all, Anderson posted season-highs in points and field goals made and attempted. Fellow junior Amric Fields also tallied double-figures Wednesday with 10 points during the first half on 3-of-6 shooting. He also led the Frogs in rebounding for a fifth-straight game, corralling a team-high seven boards.
Brady Heslip carried Baylor, scoring 24 points on 8-of-12 from deep. Rico Gathers and Isaiah Austin were also in double-figures with 14 points apiece, respectively.
Early in the second half, the Frogs, who shot 40 percent from the field during the contest, tried to cut into the Bears lead behind Anderson's hot shooting, but couldn't make up the difference.
The Bears opened the second half on an 8-2 run to take a 57-40 lead before Karviar Shepherd rattled home a jumper to inch the Purple and White closer four minutes into the period. A few plays later, Anderson tickled the twine from deep and the Frogs appeared to have something cooking, now down only 60-45.
The two teams would go back and forth the next couple of trips until Shepherd sunk back-to-back mid-range jumpers to make the scoreboard read 66-51 midway through the second stanza of action. Baylor didn't allow the Frogs to get any closer the rest of the way, snapping its two-game losing streak.
Baylor jumped out to an 8-0 lead before Anderson dished the rock to Fields for an early bucket to inch the Frogs closer in the opening three minutes. A few plays later, Jarvis Ray attacked the rim and found pay-dirt laying it off the glass to push the Frogs within 10-4, but the Bears answered with an 8-2 run to make the scoreboard read 18-6.
Anderson got going at the 13:24 mark, drilling a deep triple. On the next possession, Fields made it a 21-11 game, draining back-to-back free throws. The junior, who scored eight of the opening 13 points for the Purple and White, continued to go to work a couple of trips later with a mid-range jumper, which made the scoreboard read 25-13 in slight favor of the Bears midway through the opening frame of play.
Anderson made it a 33-23 game down the stretch, knocking down five-straight, which included another triple at the 6:17 mark of the first half. The Frogs continued to work a few plays later, pulling within nine when Anderson found the bottom of the net late in the half. In all, the junior scored 13 out of the team's 15 points to make the scoreboard read 42-31 down the stretch.
Another bucket by the Fort Worth native, who dropped 18 in the first half, brought the halftime scoreboard to 49-38 in slight favor of the Bears.
TCU will next be in action Saturday at Kansas. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. CT from Allen Fieldhouse.