Horned Frogs bound for BYU on Wednesday
Jan. 24, 2006
FT. WORTH, Texas -- The Horned Frogs are back on the road again for the second and final six-day road stretch as they travel to BYU for a contest on Wednesday and then head to Utah for a face-off Saturday.
TCU will battle BYU for the first time in eight years. The two teams last met on the hardwood in the 1999 WAC Tournament with BYU notching a 90-74 win over TCU.
GAME 20: TCU (5-14, 1-4) at BYU (10-6, 2-3)
TIPOFF: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at 8 p.m. (CT)
SITE: Marriott Center (22,700) in Provo, Utah
TELEVISION: Tape-delay broadcast on BYU-TV (Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 p.m. CST)
RADIO: KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth/Dallas
Brian Estridge (PBP) and John Denton (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
BYU is one of the two oldest MWC rivals for TCU. The series between the two schools dates back to 1953 with the Cougars holding a 4-3 edge.
TCU's series with the Cougars have been played in Provo more times than anywhere else. The Frogs are 1-3 on BYU's homecourt, 1-0 at home and 1-1 on neutral courts.
A win over BYU will allow TCU to tie its all-time series and bring head coach Neil Dougherty within two wins of the half-century mark.
BYU head coach Dave Rose is no stranger to the Lone Star State. The one-time lead Cougar assistant originally hails from Houston, where he played for the University of Houston from 1980-83 and earned his undergraduate degree in 1983. Rose is in his first year at the helm of the BYU program with a 10-6 overall record.
What's in a name? That which we call a Rose. Mike, a junior guard from Houston, is the nephew of Cougars' head coach Dave. Mike has played in all 16 games for BYU this year, averaging 4.3 points per contest and holds the third-best 3-point shooting percentage (.439) on the team.
LAST TIME OUT: at TCU 85, Colorado State 72
Nile Murry led the team with 24 points, scoring 21 in the second half. It marks the 17th time this year he has tallied double-digit points as well as paced the team in total points 12 times.
Chudi Chinweze tallied double digits in points for the third time this year and second game in a row. He scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half.
Judson Stubbs grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and added five points. It marks the 11th time this year he has paced the team in rebounds.
Femi Ibikunle scored a season-high seven points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Freshman Allen Taylor made his first career start for the Horned Frogs. The forward from Irmo, S.C., finished with two points on the night.
The Frogs' 42.4 field-goal percentage represented their third-best shooting night on the season. TCU is now 3-1 when hitting at least 40.0 percent of its shots.
TCU improved to 5-1 when scoring a minimum of 70 points. The Frogs' 85 points were their most in a game since a 94-87 loss at Charlotte on Jan. 26, 2005.
For the 16th time this year, at least two or more TCU players have scored in double figures. Six of the 19 games had three or more in double digits.