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GoFrogs: Rebounding Leads to Win over Pepperdine


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GoFrogs: Rebounding Leads to Win over Pepperdine

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - A stout rebounding effort, led by Emanuel Miller, helped the TCU men's basketball team defeat Pepperdine, 73-64, Wednesday in the SoCal Challenge.

Miller finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Six of his 10 boards were on the offensive end for TCU, which outrebounded Pepperdine 38-22. Mike Miles scored a team-high 16 points. Chuck O'Bannon rounded out the double-digit scorers with a season-high 12 points.

TCU (4-1) trailed most of the first half but took advantage of a span of nearly five minutes, where Pepperdine (2-5) was held without a basket. The Horned Frogs finished the half on a 21-7 run and led 32-27 at the break.

In the second half, TCU never led by less than seven points, until late in the game. A Pepperdine free throw made it a three-point game with 8:30 to play. Key buckets by Damion Baugh, JaKobe Coles, Miles and Miller down the stretch helped secure the win and Jamie Dixon his 100th victory as a TCU head coach.

TCU returns home to face Austin Peay on Monday at 7 p.m. The game will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Team Notes
  • TCU outrebounded Pepperdine 38-22. TCU is 3-0 this season and 84-26 under Dixon when outrebounding its opponent.
  • TCU won the tip for the first time this season. Eddie Lampkin jumped at center for the Frogs.
  • TCU outshot Pepperdine from the field, 50.0 percent to 43.6 percent. The Horned Frogs improved to 4-0 this season and 87-20 under Dixon when outshooting their opponent.
  • TCU improved to 11-2 in midseason tournaments under Dixon.
  • Since 2014-15, the Frogs have gone 41-5 in the month of November
  • Under Dixon (since 2016-17), TCU has gone 55-10 in November and December.
Individual Notes
  • Chuck O'Bannon scored a season-high 12 points.
  • Damion Baugh played for the first time since the season opener after missing three games with an ankle injury. He finished with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.
  • Emanuel Miller finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and the 11th of his career.
  • Mike Miles scored in double figures for the fifth game this season. He finished with a team-high 16 points.
  • Maxwell Evans earned his first start as a Horned Frog. Miles, Miller, Micah Peavy and Eddie Lampkin joined Evans as starters, the fourth different lineup for TCU this season.
  • Jamie Dixon recorded his 100th win as TCU's head coach. He improved his TCU record to 100-72. Out of the 22 head coaches to lead the Horned Frogs, he's the third fastest to reach 100 wins at TCU.