Miles scores 26, leads No. 14 TCU to 77-64 win over Lamar

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TCU guard Mike Miles Jr. (1) puts up a shot against Lamar guard Cody Pennebaker (0) in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mike Miles Jr. scored 26 points to lead No. 14 TCU past Lamar 77-64.

Miles’ big night came despite taking an elbow from a teammate that drew blood in the first half.

Miles finished just short of career high

He finished two points shy of his career high of 28. Miles was 7 of 13 from the floor, including 3 of 7 from 3-point range. He had five rebounds and five assists. Jakevion Buckley led Lamar with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

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The Horned Frogs struggled to put away Lamar after escaping with a one-point win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in their opener.