After a narrow victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff Monday, TCU took care of business Friday night lamar. The Frogs are now 2-0 for the ninth straight season.
TCU has relied heavily on the three-pointer in this contest. Lamar went with a zone defense in the second half, leaving the perimeter open for a team that struggled from distance early on. The Frogs shot 8-32 of three.
In the second half, the Cardinals cut TCU’s lead to one after a 17-5 run, but the Horned Frogs never gave up the lead and led until 14 in the final minutes.
Mike Miles shooting 7-13 good for 26 points. He knocked down three of his shots from range showing his range on several occasions. Emmanuel Miller finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Miller had great success when he touched the paint and also beat Lamar’s zone defense several times when he had the ball at the free throw line. This gave the TCU options, whether it was to kick the corner or find a cutter on the rim.
Well of Shahada had his best game in a TCU uniform scoring 10 points to partner with six dimes. He did a great job distributing and making the extra pass as seen in this quick transition leading to a Chuck O’Bannon three points.