TCU 54 – SMU 49 | 7:41 2H
The Frogs with their biggest lead of the night!
TCU has held SMU to 4-of-18 from the field in the second half.#GoFrogs 😈 pic.twitter.com/RvBLzLbsXG
— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) December 6, 2018
Guard Jaylen Fisher hit five 3-point shots, and the TCU Horned Frogs rallied for a 67-59 road victory Wednesday night against SMU, a longtime rival in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Both Fisher and JD Miller scored 15 points apiece, and Kouat Noi had 12, to lead the Horned Frogs.
SMU controlled the game early, pushing out to a 10-point lead midway throuogh the first half.
The Mustangs led by six at halftime, but the Horned Frogs stormed from behind with Fisher and Miller leading the way.
Fisher hit four of his five threes after intermission. SMU, meanwhile, shot 24 percent from the field in the second half.
“As a coach, you never fault that unless guys were just playing selfish, which I don’t think we did at all. We had some really good shots that didn’t go in,” SMU coach Tim Jankovich told the Associated Press.
Senior guard Jahmal McMurray led the Mustangs with 19 points.
Both Fisher and Noi have played four games since returning from knee injuries. Fisher had been out since last January.
“I liked how we did it, because we gutted it out, grinded it out. We didn’t make shots early, and got it done with our defense. Just got it done by finding a way,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon told the AP.