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
    FGGU 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.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    ESPNDallas.com 

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGGU
    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

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Nov 11, 2011 @TCU 73, FGGU 72Recap