Balanced Effort Leads TCU to 96-70 Win

Aug. 12, 2017

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CHADSTONE, Victoria, Australia – Redshirt freshman guard Kouat Noi led six Horned Frogs in double-figures as the TCU men’s basketball team defeated the Melbourne All-Stars 96-70 Saturday at Waverley Stadium, just outside of Melbourne.

Noi was 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range. The Australia native competed in front of his father, who lives in Melbourne. Noi also added six rebounds and three assists.

“We came out early and put it on them pretty good,” said head coach Jamie Dixon. “We might have played too many minutes in stretches during the second half for some guys. I like how we passed it. We did some good things. We played some guys in different positions today. It allowed us to do some things with our versatility.”

After one rebound shy of a double-double in TCU’s game on Thursday, junior forward JD Miller accomplished the feat on Saturday with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Senior forward Kenrich Williams recorded 15 points and nine rebounds.

Junior Alex Robinson had a balanced outing with 13 points, six rebounds and five assists. Three of his five field goals were from 3-point range. Overall, six Frogs made at least one 3-pointer.

Two newcomers rounded out the double-figure scorers. Freshman guard RJ Nembhard recorded 12 points, four rebounds and three assists while shooting 4-of-9 from the field. Junior guard Shawn Olden scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range.

TCU led 51-24 at halftime and pushed its lead to 30 points, 56-26, following a layup by Desmond Bane with 8:38 remaining in the third quarter. A Nembhard free throw gave the Frogs its largest lead of the game, 85-45, 12 seconds into the fourth quarter.

It was TCU’s first game in Melbourne after going 2-0 in Sydney. Its fourth game in Australia will take place Sunday at 2 PM AES which in Fort Worth, Texas is on Saturday at 11 PM.

For all the latest updates on TCU in Australia, including in-game scores, follow @TCUBasketball on Twitter.

- Saturday’s game time was pushed back to 8 PM AES. It was originally scheduled for 5:30 PM AES at the different location.
- Senior guard Dalton Dry was not available to play after suffering a back injury in the game against Centre of Excellence on Thursday.
- Freshman Lat Mayen, who has not made it campus yet this summer, made the trip from Sydney to Melbourne to watch his teammates play.



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