Frogs Post 76-68 Victory over Wyoming in Conference Action
Feb. 13, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Nikola Cerina scored a career-high 21 points and Ronnie Moss added 15 points as the Horned Frogs recorded their first-ever victory at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo., following a 76-68 victory over Wyoming on Saturday afternoon.
The TCU freshman connected on 6-of-12 field goal attempts, including 8-of-9 from the free throw line, to go along with seven rebounds in 34 minutes of action. Cerina posted back-to-back career-highs after finishing with 17 points on Wednesday evening against Utah.
Moss finished with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-7 at the free throw line, to go along with four assists in 32 minutes of action.
The Cowboys jumped out to an early five-point advantage at 11-6 following a pair of free throws by Amath M'Baye at the 15:05 mark, but the Frogs responded with a 14-2 run to take an 18-13 lead at the 10:17 mark following a lay-in by Moss.
The home squad once again was able to take a two-possession lead at 29-25 with 5:09 remaining in the first frame, and for the second time, the Frogs answered with a 14-2 run to take a 39-31 lead into intermission.
In the second half of action, the Frogs were able to withstand a Cowboys' run that cut the lead to one point at 50-49 with 12:12 remaining in the game following a three-pointer by Arthur Bouedo.
The lead for the Frogs never grew more than five points over the next eight minutes, and with 2:42 remaining in the game, TCU held a 65-64 lead. Over the final two minutes, the Frogs went on an 11-4 run, highlighted by key three-pointers by Edvinas Ruzgas and Greg Hill to seal the 76-68 road victory.
Hill notched 12 points on 4-of-7 field goal attempts, including three three-pointers, to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes of action. Ruzgas finished with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point line, in 37 minutes of court time to aid the Frogs.
Desmar Jackson finished with a game-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals while Amath M'Baye added 14 points and five rebounds to lead the Cowboys.
With the victory, the Frogs improved to 12-14 overall and 4-7 in Mountain West Conference action while the Cowboys dropped to 9-16 overall and 2-9 in conference play. This was the first-ever victory for the Frogs at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.
The Frogs will be back in action on Tuesday when TCU welcomes San Diego State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
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