TCU Men's Basketball Announces Schedule for 2010-11 Season
Aug. 4, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's basketball program announced its schedule for the 2010-11 campaign on Wednesday, which will feature 11 post-season tournament teams to go along with nine games against teams ranked in the top-50 in last season's final RPI standings.
The Horned Frogs have put together another challenging schedule that includes a trip to Springfield, Mass., for the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in addition to nine games against teams that finished with at least 25 victories and 18 total games against programs that notched at least 17 triumphs a season ago. Overall, the Frogs will have 11 games against teams ranked in the top-75 in the RPI standings during the 2009-10 campaign.
With 15 home games slated for the 2010-11 campaign, the Frogs will tip-off at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Nov. 12 against Jackson State, who finished with 19 victories and reached the NIT last season. Following a showdown against the Tigers, the Frogs will square-off on their home floor against SMU on Nov. 16 as part of the State Farm DFW Duel.
After two straight home games, the Frogs will travel to Springfield, Mass., for the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 20-21 at the MassMutual Center. The Frogs will be joined in the tournament by USC, Bradley, Loyola-Marymount, Massachusetts, Rider and New Mexico State.
The Frogs will return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Nov. 27 when TCU welcomes the reigning Conference USA Tournament champions University of Houston. The Cougars are coming off a 19-victory season to go along with a berth in the NCAA Tournament a season ago and are led by first-year head coach James Dickey.
In their first game in the Month of December, the Frogs will host Prairie View A&M, who captured 16 victories last season and finished fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, on Dec. 1.
In the second season of the MWC-MVC Challenge Series, the Frogs will welcome Sweet Sixteen-participant Northern Iowa to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Dec. 4. The Panthers posted a 30-5 overall record to go along with the Missouri Valley Conference championship while finishing 17th overall in the final RPI rankings.
The Frogs will hit the road for a pair of games against Big 12 Conference-competition against Texas Tech and Nebraska. The Frogs and Red Raiders will square-off in Lubbock, Texas, on Dec. 8 before TCU visit Lincoln, Neb., on Dec. 11 for a showdown against the Cornhuskers. Last season, Texas Tech finished with 19 victories and reached the quarterfinals of the NIT.
TCU will welcome Northwestern State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for the first time since the 2001-02 season for the Frogs' final game before the Christmas Holiday on Dec. 21. Following the Christmas Break, the Frogs will host Chicago State and first-year head coach Tracy Dildy on Dec. 28.
To close out the 2010 portion of the schedule, the Frogs will travel to Tulsa, Okla., for a showdown against Conference-USA foe University of Tulsa on Dec. 30. The Golden Hurricane are coming off a season, which included 23 victories and a berth in the NIT to go along with finishing the campaign ranked 68th in the RPI standings.
Following their contest in Tulsa, the Frogs will travel to Houston, Texas, for a showdown against another Conference USA-opponent in Rice on Jan. 2 in their final non-conference game of the season.
The Frogs will open up Mountain West Conference action on Jan. 5 when TCU welcomes San Diego State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Last season, the Aztecs captured 25 victories en route to winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. San Diego State finished the season ranked 18th in the final RPI standings. The Frogs will travel to San Diego, Calif., for the return showdown on Feb. 5.
The first road conference game of the season will occur on Jan. 8 when the Frogs travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for a contest against UNLV. The Runnin' Rebels also captured 25 victories a season ago and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. UNLV - who concluded the season ranked 48th in the final RPI standings - will travel to Fort Worth on Feb. 9.
The Frogs will return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Jan. 12 for a showdown against the University of Wyoming. TCU will travel to Laramie, Wyo., to square-off against the Cowboys on Feb. 12 at Arena-Auditorium.
The Frogs will travel Fort Collins, Colo., on Jan. 15 for a conference contest against a Colorado State program that finished with 16 victories and advanced to their first post-season tournament since the 2002-03 campaign. The Rams will travel to Fort Worth for the return game on Feb. 16.
Following the Colorado State contest, the Frogs will travel to Provo, Utah, on Jan. 18 to compete against BYU at the Marriott Center. Last season, BYU - who finished with a RPI ranking of 28th in the nation - notched a 30-6 overall record en route to advancing to the NCAA Tournament where the Cougars reached the second round. The Cougars will travel to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Feb. 19.
TCU will welcome the University of Utah to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Jan. 22 then will travel to the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City one month later for a rematch against the Runnin' Utes on Feb. 22.
The two-time reigning Mountain West Conference champions New Mexico Lobos will host the Frogs at The Pit on Jan. 26 then will return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for TCU's Senior Night on Feb. 26. Last season, the Lobos notched a 30-5 overall record and finished 10th in the country in the final RPI rankings in addition to advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Frogs will round out the conference rotation with the Air Force Academy on Jan. 29 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum followed by the regular-season finale at Clune Arena on Mar. 2.
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