TCU rolls over Appalachian State, 110-76

Bingo Merriex had 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Appalachian State

Bingo Merriex had 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Appalachian State

Dec. 20, 2001

Box Score

Jamal Brown scored 22 points and four other players reached double figures as TCU (9-3) defeated Appalachian State (4-5), 110-76 Thursday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Frogs scored a season-high 110 points, eclipsing the 100 points scored vs. Arkansas-Monticello in the Las Vegas Invitational. TCU has now won 48 straight games when scoring at least 100 points.

Brown, who also had 12 rebounds, was one of two Frogs to post a double-double. Bingo Merriex had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Brown, a usual starter, came off the bench to make 7-of-9 field goals and 8-of-9 free throws.

"If there was a game ball going out tonight, it would go to JB (Jamal Brown)," said TCU head coach Billy Tubbs. "He gave us a presence inside tonight, and made some nice offensive plays."

Corey Valsin added 21 points, his third consecutive game with at least 20 points. Corey Santee had 11 points and five assists, and Junior Blount broke out of a shooting slump, scoring 14 points.

"We shot well tonight," said Tubbs. "Not necessarily from the "3", but we shot 57% in the second half. We've kind of been in a shooting slump lately. I was glad to see (Junior) Blount break out tonight."

The Frogs broke the game open in the second half, outscoring Appalachian State 66-47. The Frogs ended the first half on a 23-9 run to take a 44-29 lead into the lockerroom.

All 12 Frogs that saw action in the game scored at least one point as reserves Marcus Sloan, Colin Boddicker and J.R. Jones contributed in the final minutes. Josh Shehan led Appalachian State with 15 points and eight boards.



The Frogs return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Sunday, December 23, when they host North Texas. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
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