Frogs Set to Host Consolation Round of Preseason NIT

Edvinas Ruzgas is averaging 21.0 points per game in the Preseason NIT.

Edvinas Ruzgas is averaging 21.0 points per game in the Preseason NIT.

Nov. 19, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's basketball program will play host to the 25th Annual Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum this upcoming Monday and Tuesday.

The Horned Frogs - who entered the Preseason NIT as the seventh seed - was one of three sites chosen to host the consolation rounds. The Frogs posted an 83-65 victory over Cal State Northridge in the first round followed by a 53-49 setback to host-program Arizona State in the finals of the West Bracket.

This is the first time that TCU has ever hosted a Preseason NIT game as the Frogs welcome Texas State, Colgate and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Texas State and UW Milwaukee will open up play on Monday with game time slated for 5:30 p.m. while TCU and Colgate will play in the nightcap beginning at 8:00 p.m. The Frogs and Raiders met last season where TCU recorded a 62-37 victory at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

On Tuesday, Colgate and UW Milwaukee will play the first game beginning at 5:30 p.m. while the Frogs and Bobcats close out the Preseason NIT with an 8:00 p.m. tip-off. This will be the first meeting between the Frogs and Bobcats since the 2005-06 campaign as TCU holds a 2-0 advantage in the series records.

TCU men's basketball season ticket holders will be guaranteed their same seats for both day of Preseason NIT action for $10 per day. Non-season ticket holders can purchase tickets for $15 for adults and $8 for youth (ages 3-17). All TCU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.

For more information on tickets, please contact the TCU Athletics Ticket Office at (817) 257-FROG or visit

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