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TCU upsets No. 18 New Mexico 83-64

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 12:19 p.m. MDT

TCU guard Hank Thorns (10) shoots a layup as New Mexico guard Phillip McDonald (23) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Brandon Wade, Associated Press) TCU guard Hank Thorns (10) shoots a layup as New Mexico guard Phillip McDonald (23) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Brandon Wade, Associated Press)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Amric Fields scored eight consecutive points for TCU in a 48-second span in their tiebreaking run and the Horned Frogs upset another ranked team at home, beating No. 18 and Mountain West leader New Mexico 83-64 on Saturday night.

The Horned Frogs (17-11, 7-5) have won eight consecutive home games, the last two over Top 25 teams.

In their last home game 11 days earlier, the Frogs beat then-No. 11 UNLV 102-97 in overtime. That was their first win over a ranked team in five years.

New Mexico (22-6, 8-4) has lost both games since a seven-game winning streak that had pushed to the top of the Mountain West standings and into the latest Top 25 poll.

Connell Crossland's one-handed slam dunk over a defender put TCU broke a 48-all tie with 13:26 left. It also started a 10-0 run in which Fields scored the rest of the points.

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