Texas Christian 133, Morgan St. 74
Dec. 06, 1997
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Lee Nailon scored 27 points to lead seven Texas Christian players who scored in double figures as the unbeaten Horned Frogs beat winless Morgan State 133-74 in a non-conference game on Saturday.
TCU (6-0) rolled from the outset as the Horned Frogs' opened up a 62-41 halftime lead. In the first half alone, TCU's fast-paced offense connected on 19-of-41 shots from the floor, including 6 of 10 from beyond the 3-point arc, compared to 14-of-28 from the floor for Morgan State (0-6).
That was a prelude to the second half, when TCU managed 29-of-49 from the field, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, to Morgan State's 15-of-39 with 1-of-7 from 3-point range.
The Bears were swamped at the free-throw line. TCU converted 24 of 29 from the line, compared to Morgan State's 12 of 21.
Also having big days for TCU were Mike Jones with 24 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, Malcolm Johnson with 23 points, Ryan Carroll with 17 off the bench, reserve James Penny with 12 more, Dennis Davis with 11 and Prince Fowler with 10 points.
Leading the Bears were Jeric Lewis with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Rasheed Sparks with 19 points and Kerard Rucker with 15 points.