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Parrish’s big night helps TCU pound Jacksonville State

Brandon Parrish is cheered on by TCU coach Jamie Dixon during his 20-point performance in Friday’s 79-50 victory over Jacksonville State in Fort Worth.
Brandon Parrish is cheered on by TCU coach Jamie Dixon during his 20-point performance in Friday’s 79-50 victory over Jacksonville State in Fort Worth. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

TCU guard Brandon Parrish, the only Horned Frog to start every game last season, made his first start under new coach Jamie Dixon a memorable one Friday in a 79-60 victory over Jacksonville State.

Parrish, a senior from Arlington Seguin, scored a game-high 20 points as the Horned Frogs (3-0) broke open a close game in the latter stages of the second half to knock off the Gamecocks (1-3).

Parrish made 8-of-11 shots from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Parrish got the start in lieu of forward J.D. Miller, a starter in the team’s first two contests who did not play against Jacksonville State. No reason was given before the game for Miller’s absence from the lineup.

The contest marked the season debuts of two players who had been dealing with injuries, guards Kenrich Williams (lower leg) and Michael Williams (ankle). Kenrich Williams finished with nine points and two rebounds. Michael Williams did not score but grabbed two rebounds.

TCU’s next game is Monday against Illinois State (5 p.m., Schollmaier Arena).

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