TCU defeats Southern 68-57

Senior forward Connell Crossland jumps past a Southern University defender to make the basket Tuesday night.(TCU360/Taylor Prater) Sophomore forward Devonta Abron, right, helps teammate Nate Butler break through Southern University defenders Tuesday night. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) Head coach Trent Johnson focuses on his players Tuesday night in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) Senior forward Connell Crossland, right, makes a pass to sophomore guard Chris Zurcher at the game against Southern University on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) TCU Showgirls put on their best halftime performance in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Tuesday night. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) Sophomore guard Kyan Anderson goes on the defensive at the game against Southern University on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (TCU360/Taylor Prater)  A purple Santa Claus-inspired SuperFrog amps up fans at the TCU men's basketball game Tuesday night. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) Sophomore guard Kyan Anderson breaks past Southern University defenses Tuesday night. (TCU360/Taylor Prater) TCU cheerleaders start up a crowd chant Tuesday night. (TCU360/Taylor Prater)
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Garlon Green scored 20 points as TCU defeated Southern 68-57 victory on Tuesday night.

Adrick McKinney added 12 points and nine rebounds and Kyan Anderson scored 11 points for the Horned Frogs (7-4) in their first game after a 10-day break for final exams.

Derick Beltran led the Jaguars (4-6) with 17 points. Jameel Grace and Malcolm Miller each scored 12.

TCU extended its lead to double digits for the first time when Green hit two free throws and a 3-pointer for a 55-43 cushion with 6:46 to play. Earlier, the Jaguars went almost 8½ minutes without scoring from the field.

Coming into the game, TCU was No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 6 in the NCAA in scoring defense, giving up 52.5 points a game

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