Postgame Notes


Dec. 9, 2017

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No. 20 TCU vs. No. 22 Nevada
Staples Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
Dec. 8, 2017
Final: TCU 84 – Nevada 80

Team Notes
* The Frogs improved to 4-0 this season as a ranked team. TCU is 42-16 all-time as a ranked team. TCU is ranked No. 20 in the AP top-25 poll its highest ranking since 1999.

* TCU won its 15th straight game. The current streak is TCU’s second-longest winning streak in school history. The Frogs currently hold the longest winning streak in the NCAA, and is one of eight undefeated NCAA DI teams.

* This was the third meeting between TCU and Nevada. TCU leads series at 3-0. Prior to Friday, the two teams last met on Feb. 17, 2001, when both teams were still in the Western Athletic Conference.

* This was the first game the Frogs have played in California since Feb. 4, 2012 when TCU played San Diego State, and the first in Los Angeles since Dec. 19, 2011 when the Frogs faced USC.

* TCU led 45-34 at the half against Nevada. The Frogs are 30-2 when leading at the half under Dixon and are 10-0 this year.

* TCU shot 56 percent from the field. It was the seventh time this season TCU had shot at least 50. The Frogs are 17-3 when shooting 50 percent or better under head coach Jamie Dixon.

* TCU improved to 25-2 against non-conference opponents under Jamie Dixon.

* The Frogs never trailed against Nevada, leading for 39:42.

* TCU shot 56 percent from 3-point range, the third time this season it shot 50% or higher. The last time was against SMU (50%).

* The Frogs shot 63 percent from the field in the first half, their second-highest field goal percentage for a first half this season.

* Jamie Dixon, a North Hollywood native, coached a team in Los Angeles for the first time as a head coach against Nevada.

Individual Notes
* Vladimir Brodziansky had three blocks, to improve his career total to 134 and move into fourth place on the all-time list, passing Reggie Smith. He is 37 blocks away from the school record of 171. Brodziansky also joined the 1,000-point club after recording 11 points against Nevada.

* Jaylen Fisher was perfect from the field until a missed layup with 8:19 to go in the second half. Fisher had six assists, his eighth-straight game with at least five.

* Fisher tied his season-high in 3-pointers, going 3-for-3 against. He finished with a game-high 20 points and was named TCU’s MVP of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.

* Kenrich Williams made a 3-pointer for the ninth-straight game, finished 2-for-2, and had a double-double for the sixth time this season with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

* Ahmed Hamdy entered the game having made 16 of his last 22 field goal attempts, and he was 2-for-2 against Nevada, scoring 4 points.

 

 

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