TCU Rallies To Beat SMU

via SMU

DALLAS (AP) — Jaylen Fisher scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime as TCU rallied for a 67-59 win at SMU on Wednesday night, ending the Mustangs’ four-game winning streak.

Fisher’s third 3-pointer of the second half made it 49-47 with 10 1/2 minutes left, putting the Horned Frogs (6-1) ahead to stay. He hit from the right corner on a pass from Kouat Noi, who then hit a 3 of his own on the next TCU possession. Fisher scored all of his points with five 3-pointers overall.

JD Miller also had 15 points for TCU, while Noi finished with 12.

Jahmal McMurray had 19 points for SMU (6-4), while Isiaha Mike had 14. Feron Hunt added 11 points and eight rebounds.

SMU missed its first eight field goal attempts after halftime, but still had a 41-37 lead when Hunt drove for a layup to make it 41-37 with 13:27 left. TCU’s only two made baskets in the half until that point were a pair of 3s by Fisher.

Soon after that TCU was in the lead for the first time since early in the game. Desmond Bane hit a 3-pointer from the left corner in front of the Frogs bench, then rebounded a missed Mustangs shot that led to his fast-break layup for a 42-41 lead.

The Mustangs had 10-point leads three different times in the first half. After their latest double-digit lead, TCU scored six in a row to cut it to 33-29 just before halftime when Alex Robinson had a layup, made a free throw and Fisher hit his first 3 of the game.

There was a moment of silence before the game for the late President George H.W. Bush. The 41st president’s son, George W. Bush, attends several SMU basketball games each season. The younger Bush’s presidential library is across the street from Moody Coliseum on the edge of the SMU campus.