Scores

Final

TCU 45

(5-16, 1-6 MW)

Utah 80

(9-9, 2-5 MW)

    3:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

    Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

    1 2 T
    TCU 25 2045
    UTAH 27 5380

    Top Performers

    TCU: C. Chinweze 9 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Blk

    Utah: L. Nevill 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Freshman Nevill scores 18 points to pace Utes' victory

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Freshman center Luke Nevill scored 18 points to lead Utah to an 80-45 win over TCU Saturday.

    The Utes (9-9, 2-5 Mountain West Conference) broke a five-game losing streak, while the Horned Frogs (5-16, 1-6 MWC) lost their eighth game in their last nine.

    The Utes shot 50 percent from the field, including 11-25 from 3-point range, while TCU struggled on offense, hitting 30 percent from the field, 44 percent from the free throw line and only 4-of-21 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

    The Frogs stayed close in the first half, never letting the Utes get a lead bigger than five points. But it was a different story in the second half as the Utes quickly jumped ahead.

    Using an 11-3 run to start the half and a 16-2 run later on, Utah blew open the game, seeing their lead grow to the final 35-point advantage with 1:41 to play.

    Nevill's 18 points were one less than his career high. He went 8-of-8 from the free throw line after entering the contest with a .518 free throw shooting percentage.

    Chudi Chinweze led the Frogs with nine points and seven rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TCU
    UTAH
    Points 45 80
    FG Made-Attempted 15-50 (.300) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 10-22 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 35

    2005-06 Season

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