FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyan Anderson led a balanced TCU offense with 16 points in a 57-48 win over Texas-Pan American on Sunday.
TCU (6-3) and UTPA (4-8) were tied at 45 with 3:23 remaining, before the Horned Frogs closed the game on a 12-3 run, led by six points from Anderson.
"Kyan played well," TCU head coach Trent Johnson said. "He managed the team. He was very patient against a matchup zone and changing defenses."
Four TCU players reached double digits, led by Anderson. Jarvis Ray scored 12 and TCU freshman Karviar Shepherd finished with a career-high 11 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Parrish added 10 points.
After TCU jumped out to an early lead in the first five minutes of the game, UTPA switched to a matchup-zone defense, spreading out the Horned Frogs around the perimeter.
For the next six minutes, TCU was held scoreless as UTPA took its first lead of the game.
Throughout the remainder of the game, the lead changed hands seven times as neither team could pull away.
UTPA's largest lead of five points came with eight minutes remaining in the game before Anderson, one of six upperclassmen on TCU's roster, took control of the game.
"I feel like toward the end when we turned it up that's what we needed to do with odd man runs," Anderson said. "It's still a learning process for these guys and we're trying to get it down."
Both teams struggled with shots outside the key, with a total of 52 points scored in the paint. The Horned Frogs were 3 of 20 from long range and UTPA made just 4 of 20 3-pointers.