Frogs win double-overtime thriller over UT-Arlington, 97-89
Nov. 18, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -Ryan Wall scored 10 of his career-high 27 points in the second overtime as TCU beat Texas-Arlington 97-89 Saturday.
TCU (3-0) blew a 10-point lead in the final 2:48 of regulation as it went cold from the foul line and Texas-Arlington (2-1) hit its last six shots to force overtime.
Blake Adams' 3-pointer put the Horned Frogs ahead 85-82 with 2:50 left as they scored the first seven points of the second overtime.
Wall then hit all 10 of his free throws in the final 1:37 to seal TCU's 10th straight win over Texas-Arlington.
Wall's layup with 20.7 seconds left tied the game at 82, and Texas-Arlington could not get a shot off before time expired in the first overtime.
Larry Posey had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Texas-Arlington. Anthony Vereen also had 22 points, and Rodrick Epps scored 19.
TCU seemed to be in control as it led 71-61 in regulation.
But the Horned Frogs missed nine of 14 foul shots in the final 2:48, and Brandon Long's 3-pointer with nine seconds left tied the score at 76.
The Horned Frogs missed nine of 14 free throws in that stretch, and Adams misfired on a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.
Adams finished with 13 points and Keion Mitchem chipped in with 11 for TCU.
Texas-Arlington used a 13-2 surge to take a 28-19 advantage. TCU answered with 10 straight points to take the lead, and the game was tied at 36 going into halftime.
The Horned Frogs went on a 12-2 spurt early in the second half to take a 51-41 lead.