TCU Wins Conference Opener






TCU's Derrick Davenport comes down on top of Hawaii's Predrag Savovic, left, as Hawaii's Mindaugas Burneika, right, defends. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ryan Carroll scored 21 points and helped key a second half surge as TCU defeated Hawaii 103-64 Thursday night.

The Rainbow Warriors (6-6, 0-1) kept the game close in the first half, even owning a 26-25 lead with five minutes remaining in the first half. But the Horned Frogs (11-3, 1-0) shot 61.5 percent (24-39) from the field in the second half to pull ahead. They held Hawaii to only 36.7 percent shooting in the game.

TCU turned a 42-30 halftime lead in the Western Athletic Conference opener into a 67-43 in just eight minutes into the second half. Carroll had two 3-pointers and a layup during the stretch. In all, TCU had a 40-15 run that spanned both halves.

TCU hit 12 of its 17 3-pointers on the night, including five by Carroll. Hawaii hit only four of its 17 attempts from 3-point range.

The Horned Frogs had seven players in double figures, including 15 points each from Greedy Daniels and Derrick Davenport.

The Rainbow Warriors missed the productivity of starting center Troy Ostler. Ostler, who has a sprained ankle, had four points and one rebound in six minutes. He averages 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Phil Martin was the only Hawaii player in double figures with 11.


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