The 115 points eclipsed the 111 scored by LCU back on November 15 in a 111-55 victory over The Open Bible College to establish a new Rip Griffin Center best and give head Coach Todd Duncan his fourth game with 100 or more points in his three seasons.
The Chaps (2-1, 0-0) had another torrid shooting night, hitting nearly 63 percent from the field (45-of-72), while draining half of their shots from beyond the three-point line (14-28). Their 45 buckets set a new Rip Griffin scoring mark from dating back to The Open Bible College game.
Johnson kicked off LCU's scoring rampage 19 seconds into the game with a three-pointer and Isaac Cardona followed with a jumper from the corner for a 5-0 Chap lead. The Mustangs (1-6, 0-0) hung close early, tying the game at 7-7 on a basket by big man Daniel Bolar and again at 9-9 on a jumper by Rick Murta. Two free throws by Baker extended LCU's lead to double digits at 33-22 and a trey by Holman put the Chaps up 36-22. A steal and dunk by Rogers put LCU ahead 43-24, and a jumper by Holman capped a 9-0 Chap run to give LCU its largest lead of the half at 45-24.
Johnson started off the second half with a jumper and drained a three while being knocked to the floor and scored the extra point from the foul to put the Chaps ahead 56-37. Johnson's four-point play began a run of 13 possessions for the Chaps that resulted in 33 points. In a two-minute span beginning at the 16:30 mark, three Chap players stole the ball from the Mustangs and threw down dunks, beginning with Brancato, then Baker, followed by Ford to extend LCU's advantage to 77-41.
Successive threes by Beau Durham and Rogers and two free throws by Matthew Alford put the Chaps in front 98-49. At the 4:24 mark, a missed three-point attempt was grabbed by Rogers and thrown down for LCU's 100th point in the game, and a jumper by Alford, three-pointers by Jacob Dawson and Marcus Arrington, and a pair of free throws from Ondrej Gargula gave the Chaps a 110-57 lead with under two minutes remaining.
Every Chap scored at least two points in the game, marking the second contest this season in which each player has earned stats in the scoring column. Versus the Mustangs, LCU grabbed 31 more rebounds and registered a 2-to-1 assist ratio with 28 assists and 14 turnovers.
Baker totaled a game-high nine rebounds and Arrington handed out a game-high nine assists.
The Chaps travel to Stephenville, Texas, for their first road contest of the season to face Tarleton State on Saturday at 7 p.m.