Men's C-USA Home Opener vs. Cincinnati on Saturday
Jan. 6, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Head coach Neil Dougherty and the TCU Horned Frogs will open the Conference USA home slate with a game against perennial national-power Cincinnati on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 4:05 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. It is the second-ever meeting between the two schools, and the first since 1959. During a storied history, Cincinnati, currently coached by Bob Huggins, has won two national championships and has made four Final Four appearances.
Due to the prominence of the matchup and the national television coverage, a large crowd is anticipated. TCU Athletics Department officials are encouraging students, faculty and staff sitting in the general admission section to arrive early in order to secure prime seating. Fans still wishing to purchase reserved seats for the game may do so by calling (817) 257-FROG. Adult tickets are $18, while children are admitted for $9. A limited number of reserved tickets remain for the game.
At halftime of the game, former TCU head coach Jim Killingsworth will be honored for his contributions to the program. Players and coaches from his era (1979-87) are scheduled to be in attendance. Killingsworth, affectionately known as "Killer," owned a 130-106 record during his eight years at the helm of the program.
Killingsworth is remembered for turning around the Horned Frog program and leading the school to a pair of Southwest Conference titles and an NCAA Tournament berth. His final squad went 24-7, won the 1987 SWC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. His 130 wins rank third on the Frogs' all-time list behind only Buster Brannon and Billy Tubbs.