TCU Downs Fresno State in NIT, 66-59


March 15, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kenrich Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double this season and TCU defeated Fresno State on Wednesday night in a first-round NIT game on Wednesday night.

In the second round, TCU, a No. 4 seed, will play Iowa, a No. 1 seed, in the next round Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Iowa defeated South Dakota 87-75 Wednesday night.

Alex Robinson scored 14 points with five assists for the Horned Frogs (20-15), who held on to win despite missing 4 of 8 free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes and 16 of 29 for the game.

Deshon Taylor scored 13 points and Jaron Hopkins 12 for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (20-13), who missed four shots in the last 18 seconds.

Robinson scored eight points in a 15-4 run that snapped the game's final tie and gave TCU a 62-51 lead with 3 1/2 minutes left, enough cushion for down the stretch.

TCU led by as many as 12 points in the first half, before seeing its margin cut to 30-25 at the break.

TCU controlled the boards with a 39-28 rebounding advantage.

 

 

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