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Texas Christian 115, Alabama St. 88

January 8, 1995

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Kurt Thomas scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Saturday in leading Texas Christian to a 115-88 victory over Alabama State in the consolation game of the All-College Tournament.

The Horned Frogs (8-4) took a 14-4 lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes and were not threatened after that. They led by 19 at halftime and Alabama State (0-9) got no closer than 17 in the second half.

Five TCU players scored in double figures. Byron Waits had 20 points in 25 minutes, Michael Thoele scored 14, Juan Bragg had 13 and six assists, and James Penny scored 10.

The Horned Frogs shot 52 percent compared with ust 37 percent for the Hornets.

Kirby Fortenberry scored 29 points for Alabama State, which also got 15 points and 12 rebounds from Rongie Gordon.

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