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Brodziansky 23 points as TCU wins 8th in row, 76-71 over SD

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Vladimir Brodziansky scored 23 points and had a key assist late as TCU held on for its eighth straight victory, 76-71 over South Dakota on Wednesday night.

The winning streak by the Horned Frogs (3-0) includes their postseason run to the NIT championship last March. They opened this season, coach Jamie Dixon's second at his alma mater, by winning three games in six days.

''You know there are going to be some tough games and tonight was a good challenge for us,'' Brodziansky said.

Brodziansky passed inside the Kouat Noi for a basket with 2:53 left, right after South Dakota had tied the game for the only time after halftime. With a chance to get even after that, Coyotes guard Triston Simpson had his shot blocked by Alex Robinson.

Matt Mooney had 31 points and Tyler Hagedorn 21 for South Dakota (2-1), the defending Summit League champion that was also an NIT team last season.

''We knew when we scheduled them that they were good and that they were well coached,'' Dixon said. ''We made some plays down the stretch.''

Noi scored 10 of his 14 points before halftime, and Desmond Bane added 10 points.

The Coyotes also had a chance to take the lead with about 4 minutes left but Simpson's 3-point shot hit the rim and bounced up and over the backboard. Mooney did hit a jumper with 3:07 left that tied the game at 68-all before Brodziansky's feed to Noi.

''A year ago we were one of the youngest teams in the country, 10 newly eligible players, and a year ago at this time we were just hoping to play well,'' coach Craig Smith said. ''We gave ourselves a chance and we've got to learn and grow from that.''

BIG PICTURE

South Dakota: Hagedorn and Mooney needed some help if the Coyotes were going to knock off a team that is considered by many to be an upper-half Big 12 opponent. The two combined to shoot 20-of-40, and the rest of the team was 8-of-21.

TCU: While inconsistent at times, and never able to put away the Coyotes, TCU did what it was supposed to do in the opening stretch with three straight wins. The Horned Frogs shot only 39 percent from the field (10 of 26) in the second half.

NOT NIT

Had South Dakota won its opening-round game in the NIT last March, the Coyotes would have played TCU in the second round. Instead, South Dakota lost to Iowa, which then lost in overtime against the Horned Frogs in the second round of the NIT.

NOI'S QUICK SCORING

Noi scored eight points in an 85-second span before the half, his second 3-pointer in that span tying the game at 17-all. ''Coach always tells me to be ready when I'm off the bench,'' said Noi. TCU never trailed after his layup with 3:46 left in the first half broke a 30-all tie.

BASKETBALL JUNKIES

When Smith was an assistant coach at Colorado State, he wrote three different letters to Dixon, who was then still at Pitt. ''Not to try to get a job,'' Smith said. ''I'm a basketball junkie and I like to think I work pretty damn hard, and that guy works his butt off.''

Smith recalls being on the road during summer recruiting, seeing Dixon at 8 a.m. games, then still being in a gym at 10:30 p.m. still watching players.

''I just can't speak highly enough about Jaime,'' Smith said. ''He's one of those guys you're proud to be associated with in this profession.''

UP NEXT

South Dakota plays at home Saturday night against Grambling State.

TCU next plays Monday night at home against Omaha.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Kouat Noi 1.0
  Tyler Hagedorn missed layup, blocked by Vladimir Brodziansky 2.0
  Offensive rebound by Triston Simpson 6.0
  Matt Mooney missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
+ 1 Kouat Noi made 2nd of 2 free throws 13.0
+ 1 Kouat Noi made free throw 13.0
  Personal foul on Tyler Hagedorn 13.0
  Defensive rebound by Kouat Noi 13.0
  Matt Mooney missed 3-pt. jump shot 15.0
+ 2 Vladimir Brodziansky made layup 23.0
+ 1 Matt Mooney made free throw 42.0
Team Stats
Points 71 76
Field Goals 28-61 (45.9%) 27-58 (46.6%)
3-Pointers 8-24 (33.3%) 9-22 (40.9%)
Free Throws 7-10 (70.0%) 13-15 (86.7%)
Total Rebounds 26 38
Offensive 5 6
Defensive 19 28
Team 2 4
Assists 18 20
Steals 8 9
Blocks 5 5
Turnovers 13 15
Fouls 14 9
Technicals 0 0
31 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
23 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo South Dakota 2-1 333871
home team logo TCU 3-0 423476
Team Stats
away team logo South Dakota 2-1 70.6 PPG 34.1 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo TCU 3-0 73.8 PPG 39.1 RPG 16.2 APG
Key Players
00
M. Mooney G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
V. Brodziansky F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Mooney G 31 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
V. Brodziansky F 23 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
45.9 FG% 46.6
33.3 3PT FG% 40.9
70.0 FT% 86.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Mooney 31 3 4 12/22 4/11 3/4 0 37 1 0 6 0 3
T. Hagedorn 22 5 1 8/18 3/6 3/4 3 33 0 3 0 1 4
T. Simpson 6 4 5 3/10 0/4 0/0 2 33 3 1 3 1 3
C. Hurst 5 3 2 2/3 0/0 1/2 0 37 3 1 0 0 3
T. Burch-Manning 2 4 3 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 17 1 0 3 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Mooney 31 3 4 12/22 4/11 3/4 0 37 1 0 6 0 3
T. Hagedorn 22 5 1 8/18 3/6 3/4 3 33 0 3 0 1 4
T. Simpson 6 4 5 3/10 0/4 0/0 2 33 3 1 3 1 3
C. Hurst 5 3 2 2/3 0/0 1/2 0 37 3 1 0 0 3
T. Burch-Manning 2 4 3 1/3 0/0 0/0 5 17 1 0 3 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Armstrong 3 1 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
N. Fuller 2 2 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 18 0 0 0 0 2
A. Sparks 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jech 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0
J. Doss 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
T. Peterson 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 1
L. Power - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Delimont - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Stensgard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Prevost - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Umude - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 24 18 28/61 8/24 7/10 14 200 8 5 13 5 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Brodziansky 23 5 2 8/15 1/5 6/7 0 31 0 3 3 0 5
D. Bane 10 2 4 4/5 2/2 0/0 1 32 3 0 2 0 2
K. Williams 7 9 3 2/7 1/3 2/2 2 35 4 0 2 3 6
A. Robinson 7 3 3 2/8 1/1 2/2 1 31 0 2 2 1 2
J. Miller 6 6 1 2/6 1/3 1/2 1 21 0 0 2 0 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Brodziansky 23 5 2 8/15 1/5 6/7 0 31 0 3 3 0 5
D. Bane 10 2 4 4/5 2/2 0/0 1 32 3 0 2 0 2
K. Williams 7 9 3 2/7 1/3 2/2 2 35 4 0 2 3 6
A. Robinson 7 3 3 2/8 1/1 2/2 1 31 0 2 2 1 2
J. Miller 6 6 1 2/6 1/3 1/2 1 21 0 0 2 0 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Noi 14 6 1 5/7 2/4 2/2 3 19 0 0 2 1 5
J. Fisher 7 0 5 3/8 1/4 0/0 1 22 2 0 2 0 0
A. Hamdy 2 3 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 1 2
S. Olden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sottile - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Crawford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Mayen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Nembhard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Samuel - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 34 20 27/58 9/22 13/15 9 200 9 5 15 6 28