TCU Upends Midwestern State to Finish Exhibition Slate

Corey Santee returned from a knee injury to play 14 minutes against Midwestern State.

Corey Santee returned from a knee injury to play 14 minutes against Midwestern State.

Nov. 13, 2004

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU wrapped up the exhibition portion of the 2004-05 season with a 91-85 victory over the Midwestern State Indians on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Horned Frogs officially open their 94th season of basketball next Friday at home against Texas-Arlington.

The game was close throughout the early going. Midwestern State led 30-25 at the 6:00 mark of the first half before the Horned Frogs went on an 11-1 run over the next three minutes to take a 36-31 lead. TCU freshmen guards Neiman Owens and Brent Reese-Hackett each buried a three-pointer in the stretch. Prior to that point, TCU had made just two of its first 12 shots from beyond the arc.

A TCU flurry in the final 1:08 turned a 38-35 Horned Frog advantage into a 46-37 halftime advantage. Junior guard Nile Murry had five points during the streak. Thirty-four of TCU's 46 first-half points came courtesy of players off the bench, led by senior guard Marcus Shropshire's nine.

To start the second half, TCU began where it left off, increasing its bulge to 19 at 56-37 just one minute in. TCU enjoyed a comfortable cushion for much of the rest of the contest. The final margin of the game was the closest that Midwestern State got in the second half of the game.

Senior guard Corey Santee saw his first game action since suffering a preseason knee injury. The all-conference performer played 14 minutes and totaled eight points and six assists. For the second straight game, Murry led the Horned Frogs in scoring with 13 points. Shropshire finished with 12, while Chudi Chinweze, who also missed the exhibition opener due to injury, added 11.

Tip off for the season opener against UTA on Nov. 19 is set for 7:05 p.m. at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. In addition, a few hundred tickets remain for the TCU-Texas Tech game in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Nov. 23. For season or individual game tickets, call (817) 257-FROG or visit

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