Scores

Final

FGCU 72

(0-1, 0-1 away)

TCU 73

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 11, 2011

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas

1 2 T
FGCU 31 4172
TCU 40 3373

Top Performers

Florida Gulf Coast: C. Fieler 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

TCU: J. Cadot 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

TCU 73, Florida Gulf Coast 72

Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- 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 the victory.

Florida Gulf Coast shot 61.4 percent (27 of 44) and outrebounded the Frogs 30-24.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FGCU
TCU
Points 72 73
FG Made-Attempted 27-44 (.614) 27-55 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 15-21 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2011-12 Season

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