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Men’s basketball falls to TCU

The SMU men’s basketball team continued to struggle with turnovers Wednesday night in the State Farm DFW Duel, and it cost them against archrival Texas Christian University.

The Mustangs committed 21 turnovers, which led to 27 TCU points, and the Horned Frogs marched to a 62-44 victory in Ft. Worth. The loss snapped SMU’s three-game winning streak against the Horned Frogs.

“It may have been the most frustrating game that I’ve coached since I’ve been here,” said head coach Matt Doherty.

The Mustangs return to Moody Coliseum to face Texas A&M-International at 7 p.m. Friday. It is the first meeting between the two teams.

SMU (2-3) has averaged 17 turnovers per game, and opponents have made the Mustangs pay, averaging 16.4 points off the miscues. They committed a season-high 22 turnovers in a 56-51 victory against Alabama State in the SMU Tip-Off Classic.

In addition to capitalizing on SMU’s mistakes, the Horned Frogs (3-3) out-rebounded SMU 33-27 and held a 10-3 advantage in second-chance points. They hit 14-of-20 free-throw attempts.

The Horned Frogs held a 35-25 lead at halftime, and they forced the Mustangs to shoot 39.1 percent in the second half, which is well below their season average of 42 percent. SMU connected on only 2-of-13 three-pointers.

Derek Williams led the Mustangs’ attack with 16 points. Bamba Fall hit all four of his field goal attempts and finished with eight points and five rebounds. Freshman Paul McCoy led the team with five assists.

For TCU, Edvinas Ruzgas hit three 3-pointers and led the team with 13 points. Ronnie Moss hit all five field-goal attempts and finished with 12.

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