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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Key plays help TCU beat SMU, 60-53

By Richard Durrett

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- TCU was able to make some key plays late to hang on and beat SMU, 60-53.

The Mustangs cut a 12-point deficit in the second half to one and got the ball with 43 seconds left off a TCU turnover. But the Mustangs missed two free throws and on the second miss were whistled for over the back. That put TCU at the free throw line and they made both to go up by three.

With 28 seconds left on the ensuing possession, TCU's Ronnie Moss blocked a shot and TCU then convered two more free throws to essentially ice the game.

TCU's Edvinas Ruzgas led all scorers with 22. Zvonko Buljan added 14 points and nine rebounds and Moss also had 14.

SMU's top scorer was Derek Williams, who had 16 points. Mouhammad Faye had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

TCU picked up the DFW Duel trophy for winning the game for the second consecutive season.