It's not too often TCU men's basketball has nights like Monday against Austin College.
All 13 players on the roster scored as the Horned Frogs demolished the Kangaroos 103-45 in front of 4,068 in attendance at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Garlon Green led four Horned Frogs in double-figure scoring with 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting, including several highlight reel dunks. The Frogs shot 59.1 percent and held the Kangaroos to 25.9 percent shooting.
It wasn't the cleanest game. Both team's combined for 57 turnovers, including 35 by Austin College. That's the most for a TCU opponent since Arkansas-Pine Bluff had 40 in 2000. Not surprisingly, that 130-71 win is the last time TCU won so big.
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The Frogs (2-0) have forced 64 turnovers in their first two games. Monday they scored 31 points off miscues and outrebounded the outsized Kangaroos 48-34.
TCU opened a 46-22 lead at the half behind Green's 13 points and continued to bury Austin College from in the paint and outside. Last Friday the Frogs allowed Florida Gulf Coast to chip away at a 16-point lead in the second half before TCU escaped with a one-point win.
"There were a million lessons learned," TCU coach Jim Christian said. "They have to understand it's not waiting for them. You have to figure this out as you go along. I don't think we made as many mental mistakes [tonight] as we did. I wanted to see us play hard for 40 minutes and now we just have to continue to play smarter and take care of the basketball."
Adrick McKinney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Connell Crossland and Amric Fields had 12 and 11 points, respectively. In the second half, bench players that rarely see action helped build the lead. Chris Zurcher, Thomas Montigel, and Cheick Kone combined for 17 points, including a 3-pointer from Montigel, son of men's golf coach Bill Montigel. It was his first points scored at TCU and elicited a smile from the usually dour-faced Christian.
"I'm not surprised by any of that," Christian said of the bench players. "Those guys, when I leave at 9 o'clock at night, they are shooting every night." It was TCU's first 100-point regulation game since Jan. 2003.