Men's Basketball Falls In OT
Nov 24, 2002
DALLAS (AP) - Quinton Ross scored 28 points and freshman guard Bryan Hopkins hit the go-ahead basket with 1:20 left in overtime as Southern Methodist defeated longtime rival TCU 87-84 on Sunday night.
In SMU's first game of the season, Hopkins dazzled the Moody Coliseum crowd of 7,102 in his long-awaited college debut. Last year as a high school senior, Hopkins led Dallas Lincoln High School to a 40-0 season, the Texas Class 4A state title and a mythical national championship.
Hopkins finished with 12 points, 10 assists and no turnovers, and helped SMU (0-1) rally from a 39-30 halftime deficit.
TCU (1-1) commanded much of the first-half action as SMU went 11-of-33 (33 percent), including 0-of-9 from 3-point range.
But with TCU holding a 45-35 lead with 16:46 left in the game, SMU slowly started to chip away at the lead by hitting 53 percent of its shots in the second half.
Ross hit a free throw with 41 seconds left, tying the score at 75. It was the last point scored in regulation.
TCU had an 81-80 lead with 2:19 remaining in the extra period when Hopkins took over.
The freshman scored on a driving basket to put SMU up 82-81 with 1:20 left. On the next two trips down the floor, Hopkins nailed a 3-pointer and then made a free throw to seal the win.
TCU shot just 2-of-10 from the field in overtime.
Junior Blount led the way for the Horned Frogs with 33 points, while Bingo
Merriex added 10 points and 14 rebounds.
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