Texas Christian 47, Navy 45
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00 PM
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas
Don Daily, Toby Martinez, Rick Randall
Final Scoring Summary
Texas Christian 47, Navy 45: Devonta Abron tied his career high with 13 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the host Horned Frogs past the Midshipmen in a contest that is part of the South Padre Invitational.
Abron’s basket with 4:37 to play put the Horned Frogs (4-1) ahead to stay as the start of a decisive 6-0 run. Navy (2-3) had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but Brandon Venturini’s 3-pointer bounced off the rim.
Worth Smith had 14 points and eight rebounds, Venturini scored 12 points and Tilman Dunbar added 10 for the Midshipmen.
Texas Christian used a 9-2 run early in the second half to take a 32-30 lead on Abron’s basket with 12:52 to play. A basket by Smith forged a 40-40 tie before Abron got loose inside to score the go-ahead hoop. Jarvis Ray and Garlon Green followed with baskets to give the Horned Frogs a 46-40 lead with 2:08 to play.
Navy led by as many as seven in the first half and had a 26-23 advantage at the break.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Abron, a transfer from Arkansas, was averaging 4.8 points and 4.8 rebounds prior to his breakout performance. … The Midshipmen were just 4-of-15 from 3-point range. … Navy was just 3-of-11 from the free-throw line. TCU was 9-for-15.
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