TCU 73, Florida Gulf Coast 72
Hank Thorns hit a layup with 12 seconds left to help TCU come
back after nearly squandering a 16-point lead and hold off Florida
Gulf Coast 73-72 in a season opener Friday night.
J.R. Cadot led the Horned Frogs, who never trailed, with team
highs of 16 points and seven rebounds. Adrick McKinney, Garlon
Green and Thorns scored 10 points each.
Bernard Thompson paced the Eagles with 15 points. He was backed
by 12 apiece from Chase Fieler and Brett Comer.
Cadot’s layup with 17:52 left gave TCU a 47-31 edge, but Florida
Gulf Coast rallied back.
Sherwood Brown brought the gap into single figures when his
layup cut it to 68-59 with 5:57 left. Comer’s three-point play
trimmed it to 71-69 with 1:49 left, but Thorns’ basket preserved
Florida Gulf Coast shot 61.4 percent (27 of 44) and outrebounded
the Frogs 30-24.