TCU Loses in High-Scoring Game
HONOLULU (AP) - Dusty Rychart scored 32 points and Terrance Simmons added 26 as Minnesota defeated TCU 107-99 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the Hawaii Pacific University Thanksgiving Basketball Classic.
TCU center Derrick Davenport played only 11 minutes of the first half after picking up two personal fouls less than nine minutes in. He picked up his fourth less than five minutes into the second half, and fouled out with 2:50 remaining.
With the 6-foot-10 Davenport on the bench, Rychart had his way inside. The 6-foot-7 forward scored all of his points either in the paint or at the free throw line. He made 11 of 16 shots from the field and 10 of 13 from the line.
Simmons shot 4-for-8 from 3-point range and made all 12 of his free throws.
TCU (3-1) went on an 18-9 run to take an 81-73 lead with 11:15 remaining. Minnesota (4-0) countered with a 16-7 run to go ahead 89-88 on two free throws by Simmons with 5:31 remaining. Simmons went to the line because of a technical foul called against Horned Frogs' coach Billy Tubbs.
The Golden Gophers hit eight free throws in the final 32 seconds to put the game away.
Minnesota ruined a great second-half performance by TCU guard Greedy Daniels, who scored 21 points in the half.
There were nine ties and four lead changes in the first half. Minnesota's largest lead was four and TCU's was six.
The Golden Gophers made 19 of 23 free throws.