TCU falls to Oklahoma State, 66-58
Nov. 26, 2005
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senior Nile Murry led all players with 18 points in tonight's game against Oklahoma State in the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational, but it wasn't enough as the TCU men's basketball team (1-2, 1-1 Invitational) dropped a hard-fought battle to the Cowboys (4-0, 3-0 Invitational) by a 66-58 score.
Murry totaled 15 of his 18 points in the first half to pace the Horned Frogs for the second time this season.
Judson Stubbs, Brent Hackett and Blake Adams also had double-digit scoring performances. Stubbs finished second on the team with 11 points, making it three in a row that the senior forward has scored in double figures this season.
In addition, Murry and Stubbs each went 5-of-6 (.833) from the free-throw line.
For the second straight game, Hackett finished with double digits (10 points). Adams also scored 10, the first time this season and third in his career, while posting a career-high five rebounds.
After two brief TCU leads early in the first half, the last at 9-8 with 16:28 left, the Cowboys went on an 11-0 run and never trailed again.
Oklahoma State built a 31-18 advantage, its largest of the game with 6:16 until halftime.
In the half, the Cowboys from the field shot 14-of-24 (58 percent), while the Horned Frogs were 11-of-29 (38 percent).
The Cowboys lead in the second half went to one point on two occasions, the last at 45-44 with 12:47 left in the game. Oklahoma State slowly pulled away down the stretch.
For the game, TCU collected 25 points off 25 OSU turnovers. The Frogs also had 15 second-chance points compared to 11 by the Cowboys.
However, OSU shot 50 percent (26-of-52) while TCU shot 37 percent (19-of-51).
From the foul line, the Horned Frogs converted 13-of-23 for 57 percent from the foul line while the Cowboys were 9-of-14 for 64 percent.
Torre Johnson scored a team-high 15 points to lead Oklahoma State as he went 7-of-10 from the field and pulled down four rebounds off the bench.
Marcus Dove added nine points and six rebounds.
TCU now plays Drake, which lost to No. 10 Boston College earlier Friday, at 5 p.m. Pacific (7 p.m. Central) for third place.
The Cowboys play Boston College in the championship Saturday.