TCU men’s basketball had six players score in double figures as they routed USC at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Los Angeles, 96-61.
Point guard Alex Robinson, the nation’s assist leader, finished the game with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and eight assists and earned the Most Outstanding Player award for the game. The senior also eclipsed 1000 points on his career in the game.
While the Trojans held their own for almost fifteen minutes of play, by halftime, it was clear that the Horned Frogs were not looking back.
Topped off by a halftime buzzer beater by guard Jaylen Fisher, TCU finished the half on a 16-2 run, giving them a 46-26 lead.
Fisher scored all of his 15 points for the game in the first half, tying a career-high with five made three-pointers.
The junior out of Memphis, Tennessee, was a huge reason why the Horned Frogs shot 50 percent from the field in the contest and made a season-high 12 three-pointers.
In the second half, every available TCU player entered the game and the Horned Frogs never led by less than 17 points.
Forwards JD Miller and Kouat Noi poured in 14 points each, while guard Desmond Bane finished with 11.
Center Kevin Samuel went a perfect 5-5 from the field, recording 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
On the defensive side, the Horned Frogs had held the Trojans to just 31.6 percent shooting from the field while also outrebounding them 41-33.
The blowout win improves TCU to 7-1 on the season and 36-5 all-time against nonconference opponents in the Jamie Dixon era.
After over a week off, TCU will return home on December 16 to play Indiana State. Tipoff in Schollmaier Arena is set for 4 p.m.