NCAAB Game Recap - Wyoming at Texas Christian
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SFA
85
Duke
83
F(OT)
UGA
85
MSU
93
F
Kansas
71
BYU
56
F
Rich
65
Aub
79
F
Colora
71
Clem
67
F
NE
56
Drake
59
F
ColSt
61
LoyIL
60
F
W MI
55
Seatt
59
F
TN-M
64
GWebb
81
F
Web
68
Murr
69
F
NMSt
65
SoFL
45
F
Yale
81
Buck
61
F
Gram
74
PorSt
84
F
Hamp
73
USF
89
F
Boston
55
N CO
78
F
UCIrv
92
ULLa
67
F
(N/A)
64
Norf
54
F
Brown
63
UMassL
75
F
OlDom
50
WaSt
66
F
SthAL
82
MiaO
71
F
Wisc
50
NM
59
F
UCLA
74
Chami
48
F
IUPUI
77
South
83
F
WichSt
70
SCar
47
F
Woff
67
MD-ES
42
F
W IL
69
Ball
62
F
(N/A)
60
Stetsn
72
F
Furm
97
Elon
61
F
(N/A)
53
DelSt
90
F
Mizzu
66
Okla
77
F
Flrda
59
FlGlf
73
F
FaDi
66
ND
91
F
UtVal
61
MtStM
64
F
(N/A)
69
Bingha
90
F
(N/A)
73
HiPt
90
F
(N/A)
32
VMI
98
F
Mercer
51
StBon
56
F
NJIT
58
Rut
85
F
AzSt
67
Princ
65
F
Bry
76
UNH
87
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
UNCW
122
F
Corn
61
Navy
72
F
Copp
94
JMU
78
F
(N/A)
82
FlInt
96
F
App
69
ETSU
78
F
Brev
47
Citad
90
F
How
69
Amer
86
F
GMas
85
Nebras
66
F
WriSt
70
LaSal
72
F
StFNY
56
ArkLR
67
F
MorSt
84
W&M
95
F
Radf
63
Monm
80
F
(N/A)
65
Ill
117
F
(N/A)
56
Nich
102
F
Dayt
89
VaTec
62
F
CenMI
75
DeP
88
F
LoyMD
65
NebOm
70
F
Colg
99
WIGB
81
F
NCC
48
SIU
64
F
NWSt
69
ULMo
77
F
Canis
94
IL-C
64
F
HBU
73
Hou
112
F
Lamar
48
UAB
57
F
NrthIA
55
WVU
60
F
Wyo
47
TCU
64
F
ColCh
46
MTSt
82
F
Belm
82
E WA
87
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
115
F
Butl
68
Stan
67
F
Longw
58
UCRiv
71
F
SIU-E
50
Pacif
78
F
JackSt
57
UNLV
80
F
NDSt
70
Ida
53
F
UCDav
66
Cal
72
F
SamH
74
CSBak
65
F

Nov 26, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wyoming (3-5)

14

33

47

Texas Christian (5-1)

30

34

64

Bane's double-double leads TCU past Wyoming, 64-47
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:05 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) With TCU leading by 17 and less than a minute left in Tuesday night's consolation game of the MGM Resorts Main Event against Wyoming, Jaire Grayer dove for a ball near the baseline and quickly passed to teammate Desmond Bane, who then pushed the transition game.

It's a mindset coach Jamie Dixon said has taken time, but it's the process he continues to instill in his Horned Frogs before Big 12 play begins in January.

"That's a championship mentality - 40 minutes no matter who's in there, no matter the scoreboard," team leader Bane said.

The process is working.

Bane had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead TCU to a 64-47 victory over Wyoming in a game in which the Horned Frogs never trailed.

It was Bane's second double-double of the season, both in Main Event, and third of his career. The preseason all-Big 12 selection shot 8 of 14 from the field, including four made from 3-point range.

PJ Fuller chipped in with 11 points for the Horned Frogs.

"I thought we came out and played very hard early, I was excited about how we came out and did some things," Dixon said. "We came out with good intensity, good focus. Not that we played great offensively, but we did what we wanted to do."

TCU (5-1) came out firing, hitting 8 of 13 from the field - including five from 3-point range - during a 19-5 run that opened a 21-7 lead by the midway point of the first half.

It was no surprise, considering the Horned Frogs were looking to avenge their first loss of the season on Sunday, when Clemson erased a 15-point deficit to force overtime, then advance to the championship with the victory.

Since opening the season with an average of 81 points in three games, the Horned Frogs have averaged 61.7 in their last three.

"We've got to get our offense flowing a little better than that, but I liked our pace in which we played," Dixon said. "I thought it was a good response to a heartbreaking loss and a good sign of us going forward."

Jake Hendricks had 14 points and six rebounds for Wyoming, while Hunter Maldonado had 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Cowboys cut TCU's lead to 13 early in the second half, but the Horned Frogs outmuscled Wyoming and built their lead to 24 when Fuller drained a 3-pointer with 5:55 left in the game.

The Horned Frogs hit 42.4 percent (25 of 59) of their shots and got 10 points off 14 Wyoming turnovers.

"We have to get better on defense, when we are a good defensive team it leads to our offense," Hendricks said. "We gotta get a little bit tougher. We kind of lack a little bit of toughness, especially in tonight's game. We've got to learn how to be tough and be better on the defensive end and being more physical and playing through contact."

TCU, which came in ranked 13th in the nation with 10.6 3-pointers made per game, finished by hitting 9 of 26 (34.6 percent) from long-range. The Horned Frogs were 12-for-27 (44.4 percent) from the field in the first half.

Wyoming (3-5) struggled to find its offense from the opening tip, missing its first five shots and 16 of its first 18. The Cowboys shot a bleak 17.9 percent (5-for-28) in the first half, including 2 of 11 (18.2 percent) from beyond the arc.

"I think this is a team that is going to continue to improve," Dixon said. "They're working hard. We've had to teach some guys to take charges, loose balls - it's been a process. You'd like to have guys come in ready to do it. I thought our energy was good on the bench and all throughout the team, even with the big lead."

BIG PICTURE

Wyoming: After a combined 11-for-51 (21.5 percent) in its two MGM Resorts Main Event games, against Colorado and TCU, the Cowboys saw their first-half shooting percentage drop from 42.3 percent (61-for-144), to 36.9 percent (72-for-195).

TCU: After committing a season-high 21 turnovers against Clemson in the semifinals, the Horned Frogs committed a season-low nine turnovers against Wyoming.

UP NEXT

Wyoming: The Cowboys open Mountain West Conference play by hosting Air Force on Dec. 4.

TCU: The Horned Frogs continue their non-conference slate by opening a three-game home stand against Illinois State on Dec. 3.

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Leaders

Wyoming PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Marble II 0 0 1 2 0 0
K. Foster 0 0 0 2 0 0
Texas Christian PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Aschieris 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Barlow 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Wyo TCU
Points For 47 64
Field Goals 16/48-33% 25/59-42%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 9/26-35%
Free Throws 9/14-64% 5/9-56%
Offensive Rebounds 6 10
Defensive Rebounds 22 28
Rebounds 31 39
Blocks 1 5
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 14 9
Personal Fouls 15 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - TCU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 26 Wyo 47 @ TCU 64 T. Taylor 2 K. Samuel 2

Game Information

Stadium: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 0
Game Time: