Moody Shines, KU Rolls Past TCU

Dec. 9, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas men’s basketball team put five players in double figures to secure a 93-74 win over visiting TCU, Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawk defense forced 23 turnovers in the game, and held the Horned Frogs to just 39 percent shooting in the second half.

Senior Wayne Simien led the way for KU scoring 20 points – and just missing his fifth double-double of the season, as he grabbed nine rebounds. Fellow senior Keith Langford scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while sophomore J.R. Giddens added 13 points. Senior Aaron Miles collected 10 points and a game-high seven assists, but the story of the game for Kansas was the play of junior forward Christian Moody. Moody sparked KU by recording the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Moody also tied a career high by dishing out two assists.

“Christian played very well tonight,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “He is a very good shooter and they didn’t guard him, so he got some open looks.”

“It was a good team win for us tonight,” Self added. “We played solid and finished the game the right way.”

Freshman Russell Robinson just missed being the sixth KU player in double digits as he scored nine points off the bench.

For the game, Kansas shot 56 percent from the floor, with the Jayhawks outscoring TCU 46-12 in the paint.

TCU placed three players in double figures as Nile Murry led the Horned Frogs with 20 points. Corey Santee added 14 points and Chudi Chinweze chipped in 10 points.

Kansas (5-0) will continue its home stand as it hosts Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.