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TCU dominates USC 96-61 in hoops tripleheader at Staples

LOS ANGELES (AP) Alex Robinson stood smiling at center court with the MVP plaque. Then he turned around and repeatedly urged his teammates over.

After all, it was hardly a one-man show when TCU drubbed Southern California 96-61 for its fourth straight victory at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader on Friday night.

''I feel like it was a team effort so I didn't feel like I should be out there celebrating by myself,'' said Robinson, who scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures.

The Horned Frogs (7-1) dominated throughout in front of a slew of NBA executives and scouts at Staples Center.

''We're playing good basketball right now and we're getting better,'' TCU coach Jamie Dixon said.

USC (5-4) never made a sustained run in dropping its second in a row. Bennie Boatwright scored 14 points and Nick Rakocevic added 13, making 9 of 10 free throws.

''This is an embarrassing loss for us,'' coach Andy Enfield said.

TCU hit a season-high 12 3-pointers, led by Jaylen Fisher with five, which equaled his career high set at SMU two nights earlier. Fisher finished with 15 points.

''He's huge for us,'' Robinson said of Fisher. ''He spreads the floor, he creates for others and he's a good presence on defense.''

Robinson, the nation's assist leader, had eight. Kouat Noi and JD Miller had 14 points each.

The Horned Frogs breezed to a 20-point halftime lead on their way to piling up a season-best 96 points.

They went up by 30 midway through the second half when Desmond Bane, Robinson, Noi and Miller combined to score TCU's first 30 points.

The Trojans shot a season-low 32 percent and committed a season-high 20 turnovers that led to 27 points for TCU.

''Did not see this coming,'' Enfield said. ''We had a decent week of practice and we just did not perform.''

TIP-INS

TCU: The Horned Frogs controlled the boards, 41-33, led by a career-high 13 from Kevin Samuel. ... The game marked a homecoming for Dixon, who is from nearby North Hollywood.

USC: The Trojans tied their lowest point total of the season. ... They also play their next two games away from Galen Center.

TOPPING 1,000

Robinson topped 1,000 points for his collegiate career, which began at Texas A&M. The senior guard has 1,008.

UP NEXT

TCU: Hosts Indiana State on Dec. 16.

USC: At Oklahoma on Dec. 15.

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Key Players
A. Robinson
25 G
N. Rakocevic
31 F
30.5 Min. Per Game 30.5
15.3 Pts. Per Game 15.3
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
11.8 Reb. Per Game 11.8
53.1 Field Goal % 49.5
55.6 Three Point % 0.0
59.3 Free Throw % 78.8
  Defensive rebound by Kaden Archie 8.0
  Devin Fleming missed 2nd of 2 free throws 8.0
+ 1 Devin Fleming made 1st of 2 free throws 8.0
  Shooting foul on Yuat Alok 8.0
+ 1 Yuat Alok made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Yuat Alok made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Shooting foul on Victor Uyaelunmo 27.0
  Offensive rebound by RJ Nembhard 29.0
  Kaden Archie missed dunk 31.0
  Defensive rebound by TCU 42.0
  J'Raan Brooks missed layup 46.0
Team Stats
Points 96 61
Field Goals 34-68 (50.0%) 18-57 (31.6%)
3-Pointers 12-30 (40.0%) 8-18 (44.4%)
Free Throws 16-22 (72.7%) 17-23 (73.9%)
Total Rebounds 41 33
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 30 23
Team 1 1
Assists 22 11
Steals 10 5
Blocks 4 1
Turnovers 14 20
Fouls 18 19
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 3 REB, 8 AST
14 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo TCU 7-1 465096
home team logo USC 5-4 263561
Team Stats
away team logo TCU 7-1 78.1 PPG 40.6 RPG 21.4 APG
home team logo USC 5-4 78.3 PPG 40.6 RPG 15.6 APG
Key Players
10
J. Fisher G 11.2 PPG 2.0 RPG 2.6 APG 43.2 FG%
25
B. Boatwright F 15.0 PPG 5.6 RPG 1.9 APG 47.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Fisher G 15 PTS 0 REB 4 AST
B. Boatwright F 14 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
50.0 FG% 31.6
40.0 3PT FG% 44.4
72.7 FT% 73.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Robinson 28 15 3 8 4 0 1 2 5/7 1/1 4/5 0 3
J. Fisher 29 15 0 4 1 0 1 2 5/12 5/10 0/0 0 0
J. Miller 24 14 3 5 1 0 2 3 5/7 1/3 3/3 1 2
D. Bane 25 11 4 4 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 1/1 1 3
K. Samuel 15 10 13 0 0 1 5 3 5/5 0/0 0/1 5 8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Robinson 28 15 3 8 4 0 1 2 5/7 1/1 4/5 0 3
J. Fisher 29 15 0 4 1 0 1 2 5/12 5/10 0/0 0 0
J. Miller 24 14 3 5 1 0 2 3 5/7 1/3 3/3 1 2
D. Bane 25 11 4 4 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 1/1 1 3
K. Samuel 15 10 13 0 0 1 5 3 5/5 0/0 0/1 5 8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Noi 25 14 6 0 0 1 0 1 6/14 2/8 0/0 1 5
K. Davis 12 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 2/3 1/1 3/4 0 1
Y. Alok 14 7 3 0 0 2 1 4 2/6 0/0 3/4 1 2
K. Archie 14 2 4 0 2 0 0 2 0/5 0/2 2/4 0 4
R. Nembhard 11 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 2
O. Aschieris 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
L. Mayen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. McWilliam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Arnette - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Barlow - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 96 40 22 10 4 14 18 34/68 12/30 16/22 10 30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Boatwright 28 14 4 0 0 0 0 1 5/10 3/6 1/2 0 4
N. Rakocevic 26 13 7 0 2 0 2 5 2/9 0/0 9/10 4 3
S. Aaron 25 8 5 0 1 0 2 2 3/7 2/2 0/0 1 4
J. Mathews 28 8 3 2 0 0 0 2 3/11 1/3 1/1 1 2
D. Thornton 25 4 1 7 0 0 5 1 0/4 0/1 4/4 0 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
B. Boatwright 28 14 4 0 0 0 0 1 5/10 3/6 1/2 0 4
N. Rakocevic 26 13 7 0 2 0 2 5 2/9 0/0 9/10 4 3
S. Aaron 25 8 5 0 1 0 2 2 3/7 2/2 0/0 1 4
J. Mathews 28 8 3 2 0 0 0 2 3/11 1/3 1/1 1 2
D. Thornton 25 4 1 7 0 0 5 1 0/4 0/1 4/4 0 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Weaver 23 10 2 1 1 0 5 2 4/9 2/5 0/0 0 2
J. Usher 21 2 4 1 0 1 5 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 4
D. Fleming 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 0
V. Uyaelunmo 10 1 5 0 0 0 1 2 0/2 0/0 1/2 3 2
J. Brooks 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0/2 0/0 0/2 0 1
C. O'Bannon Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porter Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 61 32 11 5 1 20 19 18/57 8/18 17/23 9 23