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TCU men fall to Rhode Island 66-60 in Cancun

TCU’s determined approach to take the ball to the rim brought the Horned Frogs back Tuesday against Rhode Island, but the Rams responded with big shots and tough defense in the final minute to post a 66-60 victory in the Cancun Challenge tournament.

Graduate transfer Four McGlynn (18 points) drained a long 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to put Rhode Island up 61-57, and junior Hassan Martin (14 points) blocked a layup 10 seconds later that put the Rams (3-1) in control.

TCU (2-2) was forced to foul in hopes of managing another comeback, but Rhode Island (which shot 21 of 33 from the line) converted just enough to preserve the win.

Taking just four 3-pointers in the second half, TCU relied on its full roster offensively to slowly claim the lead after trailing most of the night.

A tough baseline jumper from Karviar Shepherd put the Frogs up 57-54 with 3:10 to go, but the Rams reclaimed the lead on a bucket and free throw by Martin to make it 58-57 with 1:33 remaining.

Brandon Parrish scored 13 points (10 in the first half) for TCU, and three players closed with eight points — Vladimir Brodziansky, Shepherd and Devonta Abron.

TCU shot 40 percent from the field and had 12 turnovers.

The Horned Frogs will take on Illinois State 5 p.m. Wednesday. The game will air on CBS Sports Network.

TCU (2-2) — Brodziansky 3-8 2-2 8, Shepherd 4-10 0-1 8, Collins 3-9 1-2 7, Trent 3-10 1-1 7, Parrish 4-4 2-2 13, Shreiner 0-0 0-0 0, M. Williams 0-2 2-3 2, Miller 1-4 5-5 7, Abron 2-3 4-6 8. Totals 20-50 17-22 60.

RHODE ISLAND (3-1) — Martin 5-10 4-11 14, Iverson 4-5 0-0 9, Garrett 1-7 2-2 4, McGlynn 4-9 7-8 18, Terrell 2-9 7-10 12, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 4-5 1-2 9, Akele 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 21-33 66.

Halftime—Rhode Island 31, TCU 28. 3-Point Goals—TCU 3-11 (Parrish 3-3, M. Williams 0-1, Trent 0-3, Collins 0-4), Rhode Island 5-16 (McGlynn 3-7, Iverson 1-1, Terrell 1-5, Garrett 0-3). Fouled Out—Abron, Iverson, Parrish, Shepherd. Rebounds—TCU 31 (Brodziansky 6), Rhode Island 31 (Terrell 10). Assists—TCU 7 (Collins 2), Rhode Island 9 (Garrett 6). Total Fouls—TCU 26, Rhode Island 22. A—NA.

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