Men's Basketball Runs Past Angola, 108-44
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Nov. 6) - Six players scored in double figures as the TCU Horned Frogs basketball team opened its 2000-2001 season with a 108-44 rout over Angola in an exhibition game at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Nov. 6.
Senior center Derrick Davenport led the way with 21 points and eight rebounds. Eleven of his 21 points came at the free throw line. Greedy Daniels, the transfer from UNLV, added 17 points and four assists in his first action in the TCU purple and white, despite not entering the game until five minutes remained in the first half. Junior college transfer Marlon Dumont hit eight-of-nine shots from the field and finished with 16 points. Senior forward Myron Anthony tallied 15 points, Ryan Carroll collected 13 points and Bingo Merriex added 11.
"We learned some things about our club tonight," said Head Coach Billy Tubbs. "I thought one of the biggest things was the fact that guys had to go all out on the floor because we have others we can put in there. We still have a lot of holes to fill, but I saw us do some things pretty well tonight that would have been good no matter who we played," added Tubbs. "Were a little better athletically than we have been the last few years."
The Frogs held an early 15-12 lead before going on a 15-0 run mid-way through the first half and never looked back. They connected on 58 percent of their shots in each half, hit nine-of-18 shots from beyond the three-point arc and tallied 59 second half points en route to the win. The Frogs used a variety of defenses to stymie their foreign opponent. They allowed the Angolan team to hit just 16-of-48 shots from the field, 33 percent.
"It felt good (to be out there after sitting out a year)," said Daniels. "I was excited but I tried to keep myself poised. I went out there and had a good performance. It was good to see some other faces out there."
The Frogs return to action on Friday with an exhibition game at
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum against Athletes First. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
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