TCU slips past Navy 47-45

TCU slips past Navy 47-45
November 20, 2012, 9:00 pm
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Navy guard Tilman Dunbar (10) is wrapped up going to the basket by TCU 's Devonta Abron, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Devonta Abron had 13 points and 12 rebounds in his first start at TCU as the Horned Frogs defeated Navy 47-45 Tuesday night.

Abron didn't attempt a field goal in the first half but then made five of six shots in the second half and was instrumental in the Frogs turning around a game with nine ties and nine lead changes.

A transfer from Arkansas, Abron led the Razorbacks in rebounding as a true freshman last season before being granted an NCAA waiver to be eligible to play this season.

TCU (4-1) has held four of its first five opponents to fewer than 50 points.

Worth Smith scored 14 points and Brandon Venturini had 12 points for Navy (2-3).