Scores

Final

West Virginia 74

(9-5, 1-0 Big 12)

TCU 69

(9-4, 0-1 Big 12)

Coverage: ESPN3

4:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas

1 2 T
WVU 42 3274
TCU 39 3069

Top Performers

West Virginia: E. Harris 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

TCU: A. Fields 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Harris, W Virginia top TCU 74-69 in Big 12 opener

Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Eron Harris scored 22 points, Juwan Staten added 15 and West Virginia beat TCU 74-69 in the Big 12 opener for both teams Saturday.

Harris, the league's leading scorer, was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and the Mountaineers (9-5) improved to 3-0 against the Horned Frogs since both schools joined the Big 12 last season.

Amric Fields had a season-high 22 to the lead TCU (9-4) in his first Big 12 game. He missed most of the last season with a major knee injury that kept him out of the first three games this season. He recently returned from a four-game absence because of a broken left hand.

Brandon Parrish scored 18 points and had four 3-pointers, including one to get TCU within two with 3:06 remaining.

Kyan Anderson, TCU's leading scorer, finished with 12 points before fouling out with 6:26 remaining.

Staten hit back-to-back buckets to keep West Virginia in front in the final 3 minutes and made a breakaway layup to clinch the win in the waning seconds after TCU missed a pair of 3-pointers.

West Virginia built a lead early in the second half and stayed in front by dominating the offensive boards. The Mountaineers had three second-chance baskets in the first few minutes after halftime, with even the little guys getting involved.

Gary Browne, a 6-1 guard, missed a layup but tipped the ball in from the other side of the rim. With an eight-point lead down to two, the 6-3 Harris ended up with the ball for an easy layup and a 54-50 lead.

Terry Henderson had another put-back basket for a 65-60 lead as the Mountaineers had 17 offensive rebounds to eight for the Horned Frogs.

TCU was in the double bonus for the last 8 minutes but missed several key free throws, including two by Hudson Price with the Horned Frogs down 65-62 with 4:26 remaining. The Frogs finished 10 of 17 at the line.

Neither team led by more than five points in a high-scoring first half, with Harris and Fields getting 13 apiece.

TCU had the biggest lead at 28-23 after consecutive 3-pointers from Parrish.

West Virginia went ahead 36-35 when Juwan Staten found Harris for a long alley-oop dunk, and Nathan Adrian's 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the first half gave the Mountaineers a 42-39 halftime lead.

Harris was 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the first half, although West Virginia shot just 39 percent as a team.

The Frogs were 7 of 10 from long range before halftime, with Fields, Parrish and Anderson each going 2 for 3.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WVU
TCU
Points 74 69
FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 25-53 (.472)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 10-17 (.588)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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