FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)JaKobe Coles scored a career-high 21 points, Damion Baugh had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists and No. 24 TCU beat Jackson State 78-51 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory.
The Horned Frogs were without starters Mike Miles Jr. (18.2 points pre game) and Emanuel Miller (12.6).
Coles scored 12 points in the opening 10 minutes as TCU led 25-11 and he matched his career-high with 15 points by halftime. Coles also had the final six points of an 8-0 run early in the second half for a 54-34 lead.
TCU made six straight shots late in the second half – highlighted by back-to-back dunks by Baugh and Eddie Lampkin Jr. – for a 72-46 lead.
Shahada Wells added 14 points and Chuck O’Bannon Jr. scored 11 for TCU (7-1), which returned to the AP Top 25 after a two-week absence.
The Horned Frogs led by 16 with 7:46 left in the first half before Jackson State made three 3-pointers during a 12-2 run to get within 31-25. But TCU scored eight of the next 10 points for a 39-27 lead at the break.
Coltie Young made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Jackson State (1-7). Romelle Mansel had eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. The Tigers turned it over 29 times, leading to 22 points.
Jackson State plays at Akron on Sunday before a game at No. 23 Mississippi State on Dec. 14.
TCU plays again on Saturday against SMU, which looks to rebound from a 69-68 loss to Jackson State.
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