TCU Falters Late Against Oklahoma State
Feb. 24, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU used a 10-0 run to pull within six midway through the second half, but Oklahoma State was able to control the game the rest of the way en route to a 76-54 decision Monday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The short handed Horned Frogs, who had a chance to cut it to four at the 8:21 mark of the second half, had three players score in double-figures Monday with junior Kyan Anderson leading the way, posting a team-high 15 points, marking the 10th-straight game the Fort Worth native has scored in double-figures, which is a first in his three-year career.
For a second-consecutive game, Karviar Shepherd recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The freshman now has four double-doubles on the season, including three during league play. Senior Jarvis Ray rounded out the Purple and White notables Monday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-7 from the field.
Oklahoma State was led by Phil Forte's 23 points on 8-of-13 from the floor, including 5-of-10 from behind the arc. Fellow Texas native Marcus Smart was the only other Cowboy in double-figures with 17 points on a 6-for-17 shooting night.
With the loss, TCU moved to 9-18 overall and 0-15 in Big 12 action, while OSU improved to 18-10 overall and 6-9 in conference play.
Just like he opened the contest, Brandon Parrish got the Frogs rolling in the second frame of play, finding the bottom of the net to inch the Purple and White within 37-24 on the opening possession. TCU continued to roll as Hudson Price found Shepherd for a dunk on the next possession and the Frogs had opened the second half on a 7-2 run to pull within 39-29.
Oklahoma State would answer to pull ahead 47-31 before Ray found a crashing Price for an easy layup to stymie the Cowboy attack at about the 13-minute mark of the second half. On the very next possession, Ray went to work on his own, driving by his defender and finding pay-dirt to make it a 12-point game at 47-35.
Anderson then pulled the Purple and White even closer, driving through the lane and kissing it off the glass. By the time Ray dished it to a cutting Parrish for a layup, TCU was in the midst of a 10-0 run to pull within 47-41 midway through, but the Frogs, who had a chance to cut it to four, wouldn't get any closer the rest of the night.
The two teams opened the game going back and forth the first couple of minutes until Parrish drained a triple from the corner to pull the Frogs ahead 5-2 at the 14:55 mark of the opening frame. Oklahoma State would storm back on a 9-2 run to take an 11-7 lead before Ray connected on a fade away jumper to inch closer midway through.
With the Frogs trailing 16-11, Ray went back to work, knocking down another jumper to make it 16-13 at the 9:20 mark of the opening frame of play. The senior continued to work down the stretch, drilling a three to make it 21-18, but OSU closed the half on a 16-4 run to take a 37-22 lead into the break.
TCU will next be in action at West Virginia on Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT.
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