Horned Frogs entertain Colorado State on ESPN+/UPN 21 Saturday
Jan. 20, 2006
FT. WORTH, Texas -- The TCU men's basketball team will seek its first Mountain West Conference win of the season when Colorado State strolls into the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Saturday. The contest will be televised on ESPN+ and UPN 21 with tip-off slated for 7 p.m.
TCU and CSU battled each other twice in 1999 with the Horned Frogs taking both games. The Frogs lead the series 5-1 and has won the last five contests. In addition, four of the six games in the series have been decided by five or fewer points.
GAME 19: TCU (4-14, 0-4) vs. Colorado State (12-5, 1-3)
TIPOFF: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at 7 p.m. (CT)
SITE: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) in Fort Worth
TELEVISION: ESPN+ and UPN 21 in Fort Worth/Dallas
Brian Estridge (play-by-play) and John Denton (color analyst) will call the game.
RADIO: ESPN 103.3 FM and KTCU 88.7 FM in Ft. Worth/Dallas
Scott Masteller (PBP) and Herb Stephens (Color) will call the game on the TCU/ESPN Regional Sports Network.
ONLINE: Live Radio Broadcast and Gametracker on www.GoFrogs.com
ABOUT THE GAME
The Frogs and Rams squared off twice in 1999 with TCU taking both games. The Frogs edged CSU in overtime 92-89 on Jan. 16, and then notched an 84-79 victory almost a month later on Feb. 13.
TCU and CSU have played three common opponents so far this season - Colorado, San Diego State and New Mexico. The Frogs are 0-3 against those three teams, while the Rams defeated Colorado on Nov. 21 but lost to SDSU and New Mexico two weeks ago.
TCU seeks its first Mountain West Conference win of the season, while Colorado State looks to pick up its first conference road victory this year.
In his sixth year as the Rams' head coach, Dale Layer will be serving as a special guest speaker at this year's annual Visiting Coaches' Luncheon Series at noon on game day. Layer led CSU to the 2003 NCAA Tournament in his third season at the helm of the program.
There are striking similarities between the families of head coaches Neil Dougherty and Dale Layer. While both have three children (two sons and one daughter), the eldest sons are a member of their dad's basketball team. Neil Patrick is a junior guard on the Horned Frog squad, while Tim is a freshman guard at CSU who will redshirt the 2005-06 season.
LAST TIME OUT: San Diego State 76, at TCU 57
Nile Murry paced the Horned Frogs with 16 points on the night, scoring in double figures for the 16th time this year. He has led the team in total points 11 times this season.
TCU forced its opponents into 20 or more turnovers for the eighth time this year as San Diego State tied a season high with 24 miscues.
All 12 TCU players saw action for the second consecutive game.
The loss to San Diego State marks the fifth time the Frogs have fallen by double figures in 14 defeats this season. TCU still holds a 3-1 advantage in its all-time series against the Aztecs.