No. 24 TCU eases by Jackson State 78-51 for 5th straight win

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TCU forward JaKobe Coles (21) drives against Jackson State forward Trace Young (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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 for its fifth straight victory.

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 helped lead an 8-0 run

Coles 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.

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Shahada Wells added 14 points and Chuck O’Bannon Jr. scored 11 for TCU.