Texas Christian 101, Nebraska 89
Mar. 16, 1999
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Prince Fowler sparked an 18-4 run during a stretch when Texas Christian's best player was on the bench with four fouls, and the Horned Frogs went on to defeat Nebraska 101-89 Monday night in a second-round NIT game.
The victory sends TCU (21-10) into the quarterfinals.
Nebraska led 43-41 at the half, and the score was tied at 55 when Lee Nailon left after being whistled for his fourth foul 4:58 into the second half.
TCU seized the momentum at that point, and by the time Nailon returned with 2:26 left in the game, TCU was on top 88-77.
Nebraska (20-13) took a 67-66 lead with 10:06 remaining on Andy Markowski's short jumper, but Fowler teamed with Vladimar Jaksic outside while Marquise Gainous dominated the inside, leading TCU to an 84-71 lead with 4:49 to play.
Nebraska freshman Cary Cochran hit 7-of-10 3-pointers to keep the Cornhuskers in the chase. Cochran scored 23 points and Venson Hamilton 19 for Nebraska.
Gainous led the Horned Frogs with 30 points and nine rebounds. Nailon added 20 points and five assists.
With Nailon on the bench, Gainous was 5-of-5 from the field in the second half, while Fowler accounted for 12 of his 17 points and Jaksic for 11 of his 15.