Parrish 20 points, TCU 3-0 with 79-60 win over JSU Gamecocks
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Brandon Parrish scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in his first start of the season and TCU beat Jacksonville State 79-60 on Friday night to improve to 3-0 under new coach Jamie Dixon.
Desmond Bane added 14 points, and the freshman guard has scored in double figures in every game so far for the Horned Frogs.
Parrish, the only player to start every TCU game last season, had come off the bench the first two games. The 6-foot-6 senior was in the lineup in place of second-leading scorer JD Miller, though there was no immediate reason given for why Miller didn't play.
After Jacksonville State (1-3) cut the gap to 36-35 right after halftime, Parrish hit consecutive 3-pointers in a 35-second span.
Malcolm Drumwright led the Gamecocks with 19 points. Norbertas Giga and Erik Durham each had 11 points and eight rebounds.