TCU Frogs Hoops Begin Less Than A Month Away

Desmond Bane shoots the basketball for TCU

Frogs begin At Home

The TCU Men’s Basketball season will commence on November 25 against Houston Baptist University. The season opener will be a home game for the Frogs. The schedule for the 2020-2021 season was cut short five games for now. The Frogs will host 14 of their 27 games.

TCU Has Tough Competition

TCU will play Tulsa in the first match of the Hall of Fame Classic. In the SEC/Big 12 challenge, TCU will face the University of Missouri on January 30 in Columbia, Missouri. This matchup dates back to 1952, and Missouri got the best of TCU, beating the Frogs 55 to 45. The two teams have matchup five times; the Frogs have only been able to win one of those five.

What To Expect This Season

All of the Big 12 teams will have two conference games in December. The Frogs first Big 12 matchup will be against Oklahoma on December 6, and in their second game, they will travel to play Oklahoma State on December 16.
They will not have another conference game until January 2 against Kansas State, when conference play will get rolling. The Frogs will have 18 Big 12 conference games this year, hosting nine in Fort Worth, Texas.

TCU Basketball Record

Last year the Frogs finished with an even record with 16 wins and losses. But everyone knows TCU is a tough place to play at; they only lost five of their 19 home games last year. Some of the wins at home came against ranked teams like No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 17 West Virginia, and the most impressive win against the ranked No. 2 Baylor Bears, giving them one of the four losses they had all year.

TCU Adding New Talent

Preseason ranking has the Frogs dropping this year due to Desmond Bane’s departure. The frogs did add some freshman talent in places where they lacked last year, which was their production from their big men. They added freshman Eddie Lampkin and Terren Frank. The frontcourt problems should cease to exist with the added talent and Kevin Samuel returning with some more experience under his belt. It could be a long year if those players don’t step up.

Make Sure To Prepare

The Big Tournament starts on March 10, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the T-Mobile Center. Like the football games, the basketball games at the Schollmaier Arena will have seating at a limited capacity. For more ticketing information, check out the TCU athletics website.

For other sport-related articles, check out how TCU is still hopeful and TCU women’s basketball pre-season.

By: Corey May, Sports Journalist Intern

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