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Bane scores 24 for TCU in 89-62 win over Central Michigan

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Desmond Bane scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Alex Robinson added 11 points and 12 assists, leading TCU to an 89-62 defeat of Central Michigan on Friday.

It was the Horned Frogs' (5-1) second win in a row after a surprise loss at home to Lipscomb knocked them out of the AP Top 25. They had been ranked 18th.

Larry Austin Jr. led the Chippewas (6-2) with 19 points and five assists.

Guard Jaylen Fisher was back in the starting lineup for TCU, having missed the final 16 games of his sophomore season with a torn meniscus in his right knee. He missed three more games this season after arthroscopic knee surgery in September.

Fisher, who averaged 12.3 points a year ago, finished with 14 points and six rebounds.

''Jaylen brings really good ball movement as well as player movement, and we can't underestimate that,'' TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. ''That's opening it up for a lot of guys, including (Bane).

''We need Jaylen out there. There's no question he makes us better.''

Robinson entered the night tied for first in the nation with 9.0 assists per game. His 12 on Friday put him in a tie for fourth place on TCU's career assists list.

TCU, which leads the Big 12 in assists, finished with 29, one game after recording 31 against Eastern Michigan.

''Those are ridiculously high numbers, but this is a team that can do those kinds of things,'' Dixon said. ''Alex is great at finding guys and passing up open ones to get even better shots.

''(Fisher and Robinson) are really good together. They make each other better.''

Bane staked the Horned Frogs to a 20-point halftime lead, with 18 points and seven rebounds before the break. During an 11-0 stretch that broke open the game, Banes scored eight, including two 3-pointers. He made 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in the first half.

''They can beat you in so many ways, and they really don't seem to have any weaknesses that you can expose,'' Central Michigan coach Keno Davis said. ''We were hoping to stay away from any big runs like they had in the first half, but they were able to get to the basket and make their 3's.''

Bane made 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range for the night. Kouat Noi chipped in 16 points, and JD Miller grabbed 12 boards for TCU.

BIG PICTURE

CMU: The Chippewas picked up a win and a loss on their two-game road swing through Texas, which included an 81-65 win over Sam Houston State.

TCU: The Horned Frogs entered the game leading the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 50.9 percent. They shot 55 percent from the field against Central Michigan, scoring 46 points in the paint.

UP NEXT

CMU: The Chippewas play Tuesday on the road at Youngstown State and then return to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, for a four-game home stand to close out 2018.

TCU: The Horned Frogs travel about 40 miles east for their first road game of the season, on Wednesday at SMU in Dallas. Next Friday, they travel to Los Angeles to play USC in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Matt Beachler made 3rd of 3 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Matt Beachler made 2nd of 3 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Matt Beachler made 1st of 3 free throws 16.0
  Shooting foul on RJ Nembhard 16.0
+ 2 RJ Nembhard made dunk, assist by Kendric Davis 37.0
  Defensive rebound by Yuat Alok 44.0
  Corey Redman missed layup 45.0
  Offensive rebound by Corey Redman 46.0
  Dallas Morgan missed jump shot 48.0
  Lost ball turnover on Yuat Alok, stolen by Dallas Morgan 55.0
  Bad pass turnover on Corey Redman, stolen by Kaden Archie 1:09
Team Stats
Points 62 89
Field Goals 22-67 (32.8%) 35-64 (54.7%)
3-Pointers 4-23 (17.4%) 9-24 (37.5%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 10-16 (62.5%)
Total Rebounds 31 48
Offensive 10 11
Defensive 19 34
Team 2 3
Assists 13 29
Steals 5 7
Blocks 5 8
Turnovers 11 15
Fouls 18 18
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
24 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo C. Michigan 6-2 263662
home team logo TCU 5-1 464389
Team Stats
away team logo C. Michigan 6-2 82.7 PPG 42 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo TCU 5-1 73.8 PPG 39.1 RPG 16.2 APG
Key Players
0
L. Austin Jr. G 17.5 PPG 6.3 RPG 6.0 APG 49.7 FG%
1
D. Bane G 15.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 2.4 APG 50.2 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Austin Jr. G 19 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
D. Bane G 24 PTS 9 REB 3 AST
32.8 FG% 54.7
17.4 3PT FG% 37.5
73.7 FT% 62.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Austin Jr. 19 5 5 9/20 0/0 1/3 4 29 1 0 2 3 2
S. Roundtree 16 4 2 5/11 2/6 4/5 1 33 1 0 1 1 3
K. McKay 10 5 3 2/5 0/0 6/6 3 33 1 0 2 2 3
D. DiLeo 5 7 1 2/11 1/7 0/2 1 32 0 0 1 1 6
R. Montgomery 2 2 0 1/6 0/2 0/0 3 24 0 2 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Austin Jr. 19 5 5 9/20 0/0 1/3 4 29 1 0 2 3 2
S. Roundtree 16 4 2 5/11 2/6 4/5 1 33 1 0 1 1 3
K. McKay 10 5 3 2/5 0/0 6/6 3 33 1 0 2 2 3
D. DiLeo 5 7 1 2/11 1/7 0/2 1 32 0 0 1 1 6
R. Montgomery 2 2 0 1/6 0/2 0/0 3 24 0 2 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Beachler 3 1 1 0/3 0/3 3/3 1 15 1 0 0 0 1
D. Morgan 3 3 1 1/6 1/3 0/0 2 13 1 0 2 1 2
I. Nwoko 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 2 0 0 0
R. Burrell 2 1 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 10 0 1 0 0 1
C. Redman 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0
A. Ervin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hamlet - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Myles - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Webber-Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kemp - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 29 13 22/67 4/23 14/19 18 200 5 5 11 10 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bane 24 9 3 8/11 4/6 4/4 2 32 1 3 0 2 7
J. Fisher 14 6 3 5/13 4/10 0/0 1 28 1 1 1 1 5
A. Robinson 11 4 12 4/7 0/1 3/3 0 28 2 0 3 0 4
K. Samuel 8 6 1 4/5 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 2 4 2 4
J. Miller 6 12 2 3/6 0/2 0/3 2 27 1 0 2 4 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bane 24 9 3 8/11 4/6 4/4 2 32 1 3 0 2 7
J. Fisher 14 6 3 5/13 4/10 0/0 1 28 1 1 1 1 5
A. Robinson 11 4 12 4/7 0/1 3/3 0 28 2 0 3 0 4
K. Samuel 8 6 1 4/5 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 2 4 2 4
J. Miller 6 12 2 3/6 0/2 0/3 2 27 1 0 2 4 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Noi 16 1 1 7/12 1/5 1/2 3 23 0 0 1 1 0
K. Davis 4 2 6 1/3 0/0 2/4 1 12 1 0 0 0 2
K. Archie 4 1 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 8 1 1 0 1 0
R. Nembhard 2 3 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 1 1 0 3
Y. Alok 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 11 0 0 3 0 1
O. Aschieris 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Mayen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McWilliam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Arnette - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Barlow - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 45 29 35/64 9/24 10/16 18 200 7 8 15 11 34