TCU Picked to Finish Third in Big 12

Oct. 19, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU's men's basketball team was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference Preseason Poll.

The Horned Frogs, who had never been picked higher than eighth in the conference (2015, tied with KSU), received 64 points. West Virginia received 71 points to be picked just ahead of TCU, in second place. Kansas received all nine possible first-place votes and is the preseason favorite to win its 14th consecutive Big 12 regular season championship. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.

TCU was picked ahead of Texas, which was selected fourth with 49 points and Baylor, which was picked fifth with 47 points. Oklahoma was the sixth selection Oklahoma (43) followed by Texas Tech (36), Kansas State (27), Iowa State (22) and Oklahoma State (10). Last season, TCU was picked 10th.

The Horned Frogs return their top six scorers, including all five starters, from last season's team which went 24-15 and won the NIT. Senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team and senior guard Kenrich Williams was named Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention.

The second season of the Jamie Dixon-led Horned Frogs begins Nov. 10 with an 8 p.m. game in Schollmaier Arena against ULM.

Season tickets are available to the public and on sale for $275. Fans may purchase tickets by visiting or calling (817) 257-TICK.

USA Today Coaches Poll
TCU debuted just outside the top 25 in the first USA Today Coaches Poll of the season. The Frogs received 32 points, the 30th-most points in the poll. Duke was ranked No. 1 with 774 points. Big 12 schools Kansas (3), West Virginia (10) and Baylor (24) will begin the season ranked in the top 25.



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