The Frogs kept up their solid offense Tuesday night as they beat Chicago State 99-72 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Freshman forward Amric Fields and junior guard J.R. Cadot both scored career highs. The Frogs remained hot from the field at home, shooting 50 percent from the floor for the sixth time in eight games at the DMC.
TCU improved to 9-4 overall and 7-1 at home, while Chicago State dropped to 3-13 overall.
Fields put together the Frogs’ highest scoring game this season with a career-best 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting. The performance marked his first game with 20 or more points, breaking his previous high of 18. Fields, who went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, totaled 17 points in the second half alone while helping TCU shoot a blistering 62.5 percent from the field in the final period.
Cadot continued his strong play at home with his second double-double of the year. The Bahamas native scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting while adding a game-high 10 rebounds, including four on the offensive end. Cadot extended his streak of consecutive successful field-goal attempts at home to 22 in the first half before his first missed shot in five home contests.
Forward Garlon Green and guard Sammy Yeager, both juniors, also had solid games. Green made 5-of-7 shots while scoring 16 points, and Yeager totaled 15 points and a career-high eight assists. The pair combined for five of TCU’s 12 treys, the team’s highest total in nearly a year since a Jan. 16, 2010 setback at San Diego State. Green has now made 10 of his last 13 attempts from beyond the arc.
TCU’s strong offensive night helped offset a stellar performance by Chicago State senior forward Carl Montgomery, who scored 30 points. Montgomery went 10-of-18 from the field and 10-of-14 at the charity stripe.
After seeing Chicago State score the game’s opening four points, TCU took control and never looked back. The Frogs rattled off a 13-2 run highlighted by a pair of Yeager 3-pointers for an early seven-point lead, 13-6. TCU was able to take advantage of some early Cougar mistakes, forcing eight CSU turnovers in the game’s opening six minutes.
The Frogs pushed their lead to 16 points on a Fields trey that capped an 11-0 run with 8:52 remaining in the half. Cadot scored six points during the run on three layups.
After the Cougars climbed to within nine points in the final two minutes of the first half, Green alone accounted for an 8-2 spurt to close the period that included back-to-back 3-pointers. Green’s efforts gave TCU a 47-32 advantage at the break.
The Frogs put the game out of reach midway through the second half with a 14-2 run ending at the 3:21 mark. Junior guard Ronnie Moss and Fields both drilled 3-pointers, while Cadot added two more layups inside to push TCU’s lead past the 30-point mark.
Moss recorded a milestone in the first half, when he became only the 10th Frog with 300 career assists. He hit the mark on his second helper of the game.
TCU concludes its week with a pair of road contests to finish off its non-conference schedule. The Frogs first travel to Tulsa, Okla., for a 7 p.m. matchup against Tulsa on Thursday before visiting Houston for a 3 p.m. tip off against Rice on Sunday.