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Noi scores 19, TCU trails early and beats Oklahoma St. 90-70

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Vladimir Brodziansky was a known quantity in the Big 12. Not so Kouat Noi and Ahmad Hamdy-Mohamed.

Redshirt freshman Noi scored a season-high 19 points to lead six players in double figures and TCU stormed back from an early 12-point deficit to beat Oklahoma State 90-70 on Saturday night.

''I don't know about the first 10 minutes,'' Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon said, ''but the last 30 were fun to watch.''

TCU (18-9, 6-8 Big 12 Conference) won for just the fifth time in its last 13 games. OSU (15-12, 5-9) has lost six of eight.

Senior Brodziansky had 14 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots.

Hamdy, a graduate transfer from Virginia Commonwealth, had 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds. He also got the crowd going as the Frogs took over the game late in the first half.

Noi shot 7 for 9 from the field, including 3 for 5 on 3-pointers. He has reached double figures in seven of the last eight games.

''It's just playing more aggressive, being calm,'' Noi said.

The win marked the first time the Horned Frogs have beaten Oklahoma State twice in one season.

Kenrich Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for the Horned Frogs. Alex Robinson scored 11 and had nine assists, and Desmond Bane had 10 points.

Kendall Smith led the Cowboys with 21 points, 14 in the second half. Mitchell Solomon scored the first seven points of the game and finished with 13.

The Horned Frogs missed their first nine field-goal attempts in the first five minutes while Oklahoma State built a 14-2 lead. For the final 15 minutes of the half, TCU was 13-for-19 shooting (68 percent).

Dixon said the message in a timeout 3:42 into the game was simple.

''We just challenged them,'' Dixon said.

The message got through to Williams.

''The coaches said we had to play harder, defend harder. We picked up our defensive intensity.''

The Cowboys made seven of their first 10 shots but went 15 for 50 thereafter.

OSU still led 24-15 midway through the first half before TCU went on a 14-4 run to take the lead for the first time.

The Horned Frogs hit halftime with a 39-36 lead. Noi had 11 points and six rebounds to lead TCU at intermission.

Solomon didn't score again in the first half after his game-opening spurt. He played just six minutes and was one of three Oklahoma State players with three fouls before halftime. At 6-foot-9, he's the tallest starter for the Cowboys, who couldn't stop 6-11 Brodziansky and 6-10 Hamdy-Mohamed inside.

''It was a bad mistake to foul early,'' Solomon said. ''That kind of ended my aggressiveness.''

Williams made a 3-pointer to start the second-half scoring, and the Cowboys never got closer than 42-39. TCU's lead reached 10 points at 49-39 and 20 points at 79-59.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys' NCAA Tournament hopes took another hit with their sixth loss in eight games. After playing seventh-ranked Texas Tech, OSU's three remaining games are against Big 12 teams it beat the first time through the schedule. ''It would be hard for me to talk about the NCAA Tournament after the way we played tonight,'' coach Mike Boynton Jr. said.

TCU: The Frogs enhanced their chances for an NCAA Tournament bid. They still must play Texas Tech, a Big 12 co-leader with Kansas, in the final regular-season game.

CROWD FAVORITE

Hamdy-Mohamed missed his first five free throws before sinking four in a row within 32 seconds for a 35-32 TCU lead late in the first half. The Egyptian-born player had made 34 of first 41 this season but was in a 3-for-14 slump after Saturday's five misses.

The crowd erupted in a roar after his first successful free throw and chanted his name after the last three.

''It was all mental,'' Hamdy-Mohamed said. ''That's why I was missing. Then when the crowd got into it, it gave me more confidence.''

CARROLL JOINS CLUB

Jeffrey Carroll led Oklahoma State with eight rebounds and scored eight points. He became the 14th Cowboy to rank in the career top 25 in both categories, with 1,269 points and 517 rebounds.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State returns home to play Texas Tech on Wednesday.

TCU travels to Iowa State on Wednesday.

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Key Players
J. Carroll
30 G/F
K. Williams
34 G
35.8 Min. Per Game 35.8
13.5 Pts. Per Game 13.5
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
9.4 Reb. Per Game 9.4
39.3 Field Goal % 48.3
31.7 Three Point % 43.0
76.0 Free Throw % 69.8
  Defensive rebound by Shawn Olden 28.0
  Thomas Dziagwa missed jump shot 30.0
+ 1 Dalton Dry made 2nd of 2 free throws 47.0
+ 1 Dalton Dry made 1st of 2 free throws 47.0
  Personal foul on Tavarius Shine 47.0
+ 1 Mitchell Solomon made 2nd of 2 free throws 52.0
+ 1 Mitchell Solomon made 1st of 2 free throws 52.0
  Personal foul on Ahmed Hamdy 52.0
  Defensive rebound by Mitchell Solomon 51.0
  Austin Sottile missed layup 53.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Alex Robinson 59.0
Team Stats
Points 70 90
Field Goals 22-60 (36.7%) 31-57 (54.4%)
3-Pointers 7-20 (35.0%) 8-16 (50.0%)
Free Throws 19-23 (82.6%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 32 36
Offensive 9 7
Defensive 20 27
Team 3 2
Assists 17 21
Steals 7 6
Blocks 5 6
Turnovers 10 10
Fouls 26 21
Technicals 1 1
21 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Oklahoma State 15-12 363470
home team logo TCU 18-9 395190
Team Stats
away team logo Oklahoma State 15-12 70.4 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo TCU 18-9 80.4 PPG 39.3 RPG 19.4 APG
Key Players
00
K. Smith G PPG RPG APG FG%
12
K. Noi F 14.2 PPG 3.8 RPG 1.2 APG 50.0 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Smith G 21 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
K. Noi F 19 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
36.7 FG% 54.4
35.0 3PT FG% 50.0
82.6 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Smith 21 3 2 7/18 4/7 3/4 1 30 2 0 3 0 3
M. Solomon 13 5 0 4/9 1/1 4/4 3 18 0 0 1 3 2
C. McGriff 9 4 2 3/8 1/3 2/2 4 22 1 0 2 1 3
J. Carroll 8 8 3 2/6 0/3 4/4 3 31 2 0 3 2 6
L. Waters III 7 3 3 2/7 0/3 3/3 1 24 0 1 0 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Smith 21 3 2 7/18 4/7 3/4 1 30 2 0 3 0 3
M. Solomon 13 5 0 4/9 1/1 4/4 3 18 0 0 1 3 2
C. McGriff 9 4 2 3/8 1/3 2/2 4 22 1 0 2 1 3
J. Carroll 8 8 3 2/6 0/3 4/4 3 31 2 0 3 2 6
L. Waters III 7 3 3 2/7 0/3 3/3 1 24 0 1 0 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Shine 5 2 3 2/6 1/3 0/0 1 29 1 1 0 1 1
Y. Sima 3 2 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 4 12 0 2 1 1 1
B. Averette 2 1 4 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 20 1 0 0 0 1
T. Dziagwa 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/2 3 7 0 0 0 0 0
L. N'Guessan 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 5 7 0 1 0 1 0
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 29 17 22/60 7/20 19/23 26 200 7 5 10 9 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Noi 19 6 1 7/9 3/5 2/2 0 31 0 0 3 2 4
K. Williams 16 6 3 6/9 3/3 1/1 1 37 2 1 0 2 4
V. Brodziansky 14 3 1 5/9 0/1 4/5 3 17 0 2 0 0 3
A. Robinson 11 4 9 4/8 1/3 2/2 5 37 1 0 4 0 4
D. Bane 10 2 3 2/3 1/2 5/6 4 16 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Noi 19 6 1 7/9 3/5 2/2 0 31 0 0 3 2 4
K. Williams 16 6 3 6/9 3/3 1/1 1 37 2 1 0 2 4
V. Brodziansky 14 3 1 5/9 0/1 4/5 3 17 0 2 0 0 3
A. Robinson 11 4 9 4/8 1/3 2/2 5 37 1 0 4 0 4
D. Bane 10 2 3 2/3 1/2 5/6 4 16 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Hamdy 12 8 2 4/11 0/0 4/9 2 23 2 1 1 2 6
J. Miller 6 3 2 3/6 0/1 0/0 2 14 0 2 0 1 2
D. Dry 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Olden 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 4 22 0 0 0 0 2
A. Sottile 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Crawford 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Mayen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Nembhard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Samuel - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 34 21 31/57 8/16 20/27 21 200 6 6 10 7 27