Dec. 1, 2010
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FORT WORTH—Junior guard J.R. Cadot led TCU with career highs of 15 points and nine rebounds Wednesday, and the Horned Frogs remained perfect at home this season with a 78-61 victory over Prairie View A&M at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
TCU improved to 6-2 overall for the first time since 2000-01 and moved to 5-0 at the DMC this season. Prairie View A&M fell to 1-8.
The Frogs shook off what little fatigue may have set in prior to its third game in five days, putting together another sharp offensive performance. Cadot led a balanced TCU attack featuring four players in double figures. The Bahamas native went a perfect 7-of-7 from the field and has now made 14 consecutive field goals dating back to Saturday’s win over Houston. He is a sizzling 20-of-22 from the floor in TCU’s five home games to date.
Cadot continued to boost his offensive numbers with strong play around the rim, as evidenced by three dunks and three layups, although he did add his first career 3-pointer in the first half. His nine boards matched the previous career high he set against Houston, and he has now led the Frogs on the glass in four of the last five games.
Cadot’s strong shooting was typical of TCU’s offensive performance at home this season. The Frogs shot 51.7 percent Wednesday, marking the fourth time in five games the squad has surpassed the 50.0 percent mark. Several easy baskets helped the Frogs’ numbers, as 13 of the squad’s points came in transition.
Three other players scored 12 points each Wednesday, including junior guard Hank Thorns, who led the team with 10 in the opening half. Junior guard Ronnie Moss and sophomore forward Garlon Green both added 12 points. The trio of Thorns, Moss and Green combined to go 6-of-8 from beyond the arc, including a 3-of-4 showing by Moss. Moss also totaled a team- and season-high eight assists.
Forward Brandon Webb led Prairie View with 11 points as the only Panther in double figures. TCU held the squad to only 24-for-64 shooting (37.5 percent), although the squad did hit eight 3-pointers.
TCU controlled the game from the opening tip and never looked back, scoring nine of the contest’s opening 10 points and 16 of the first 21. The Panthers were able to hang around holding the lead to single digits for much of the first half despite totaling 12 turnovers in the period.
Leading 42-30 at intermission, the Frogs put the game out of reach early in the second with a 10-0 run that pushed the lead to 20 points with 13:17 remaining. Moss hit a pair of 3-pointers around a Yeager reverse layup following a nice dish from Moss, then freshman forward Amric Fields closed the spurt with a layup of his own to put TCU on top by a 58-38 count.
The Frog lead grew to as many as 24 points in the game’s closing minutes.
TCU returns to the DMC court Wednesday, when it plays host to Prairie View A&M at 7 p.m.