"For us to be content to settle and shoot the three and not pass the ball into the post, that was a problem," Johnson said.
Late in the game TCU made a conscious effort to work the ball into the paint, made evident by the spike in trips to the free throw line for the Horned Frogs in the final minutes. With seven minutes left in the game, TCU had just five free throws but would finish hitting 14 of 19 from the charity stripe.
"(Coach Johnson) felt like we were settling for a lot of jump shots so the main thing was getting in the point and creating for others and I thought we were successful in the end doing that," Anderson said.
TCU was the more efficient offensive team, shooting 38.5 percent from the field. UTPA made just 32.8 percent of its shots.
Shaquille Hines led Texas-Pan American with 12 points and Justin Leathers added 10.
With the loss, UTPA has now dropped four in a row. TCU improved to 6-1 in the all-time series between the schools, winning its fourth straight against UTPA.