Frogs Roll to 146-70 win over Czech-Select

Nucleus Smith scored 16 points against Czech-Select.

Nucleus Smith scored 16 points against Czech-Select.

Nov. 5, 2001

TCU hit 79 percent of its shots in an 88-point second half to post an easy 146-70 exhibition win over Czech-Select Monday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Senior center Marlon Dumont led the way with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Dumont scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half as the Frogs took a 58-28 lead at intermission. While the first half belonged to Dumont, junior guard Alan "Junior" Blount dominated the second half. Blount, a transfer from Connors State Junior College, hit eight consecutive three-pointers in the second half, scoring 24 points. Overall, Blount had 26 points and seven assists in 25 minutes.

In the first half, the Frogs went on a 12-0 run to increase the lead to 28-10. As a team, TCU hit 47 percent of its shots in the opening half, but the Frogs were only 2-of-10 from beyond the three-point line.

In the second half, led by Blount's eight three-pointers, the Frogs hit 12-of-14 three-pointers, including 10 consecutive as a team. Corey Santee got it started, when he nailed a three-pointer at the 14:41 mark of the second half. Then in a span of six minutes, from the 11:39 mark to the 5:12 point in the half, the Frogs would hit nine more "treys", including the eight by Blount. During the three-point scoring spree, the Frogs increased the lead from 34 points to a 60-point lead.

Overall, eight Frogs scored in double figures. Sophomore guard Nucleus Smith and freshman guard Corey Valsin each had 16 points, while freshman guard James Davis had 12 points. Santee led the Frogs with eight assists, six steals, while scoring 15 points. Junior transfer Jamal Brown added 10 points and four rebounds. Senior Colin Boddicker scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.

 

 

Roberto Gittens led the Czech-Select team with 28 points and 12 boards.

The Frogs return to action Thursday, November 8, when they host Athletes First in the final exhibition game of the season.


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