TCU men's hoops play host to UNLV on Wednesday
Jan. 31, 2006
FT. WORTH, Texas -- The TCU men's basketball team is back at home for the first time since Jan. 21, hosting UNLV on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The two teams last met on the hardwood in 1999 with the Runnin' Rebels holding a 4-1 advantage in the all-time series.
Wednesday's game will conclude the first schedule rotation for the Horned Frogs in the Mountain West Conference.
GAME 22: TCU (5-16, 1-6) vs. UNLV (11-8, 5-2)
TIPOFF: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at 7 p.m. (CT)
SITE: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) in Fort Worth
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
The all-time series with UNLV will be played in Fort Worth for the third time with the Runnin' Rebels 2-0 on TCU's homecourt. In addition, UNLV leads the series 4-1.
Wednesday's contest versus UNLV marks the end of the first schedule rotation for TCU in the Mountain West Conference. The Frogs will begin the second part of their home-and-home series in the MWC at Wyoming on Feb. 8.
In his second year at the helm of the UNLV program, Lon Kruger is the second head coach in the MWC with NBA experience (New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks). In addition, Kruger is the lone top coach in the league to have taken three different programs (Kansas State, Florida and Illinois) to the NCAA Tournament.
UNLV currently stands in a tie for second place at 5-2 in the MWC race with Air Force. The two conference losses for the Runnin' Rebels came at San Diego State (83-67) on Jan. 14 and against Air Force at home with a 52-50 decision on Jan. 25.
The Runnin' Rebels boast four players scoring in double figures with senior Louis Amundson pacing the team with 14.1 points per game. The 6-foot-9 forward also leads UNLV in rebounding with 9.5 per outing, while the other players are averaging 5.5 grabs per outing or less.
UP NEXT FOR THE HORNED FROGS
Senior Chudi Chinweze paced the Horned Frogs with nine points and seven boards. It marked the second time he has led the team in both scoring and rebounds in 2005-06.
Junior Femi Ibikunle made his second straight start and 13th of the season as he added two points and pulled down four rebounds.
The loss at Utah marked just the ninth contest this season that the Frogs fell to their opponents by double-digit points.