Feb. 2, 2007
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Game #21 Feb. 3, 2007 TCU (10-10, 2-6) vs. Utah (7-14, 2-6)
7 p.m. (CT) Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Fort Worth, Texas
Television: The mtn. (MountainWest Television Network)
Rich Cellini (play-by-play) and Rob Evans (analyst) will describe the action.
Satellite Coordinates: Satellite SBS 6, Transponder K16 lower (Digital)
Radio: KMKI AM 620 and KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth/Dallas
Brian Estridge (play-by-play) and John Denton (analyst) will call the game on the TCU/ISP Sports Network. The game can also be heard online at www.GoFrogs.com.
Next on the Schedule: TCU hits the road to take on nationally-ranked UNLV on Wednesday. The game will tip at 9 p.m. (CT).
The Horned Frogs Against the Utes
Utah leads the all-time series between the two programs 7 games to 3.
TCU has won the last two contests, including a 71-68 decision in Salt Lake City on Jan. 6.
Four of the six clashes dating back to 1997 have been decided by fewer than five points.
TCU is 1-1 all time against the Utes in Fort Worth after beating Utah 69-65 in the home finale last year.
The Earlier Meeting This Season
TCU's 71-68 victory over Utah on Jan. 6 was the program's first-ever Mountain West Conference road victory. The Horned Frogs were 0-8 in 2006.
The Horned Frogs shot a season-best 20-for-41 from the floor (49 percent), including 10-for-18 (.556) from 3-point range. The 10 threes made are the most by the Frogs in a game this year.
Brent Hackett had a team-high 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Kevin Langford added 16 for the victors.
Noting the Schedule
Saturday's game marks the start of the second half of the 2007 conference slate. TCU went 2-6 through the first eight games of MWC play after starting with a pair of victories.
The Mountain West Conference Tournament (March 6-10), which will be played in Las Vegas, is just over four weeks away.
TCU is in the second game of a four-game stretch that features three home contests.
Five is Enough
TCU currently is in a season-long six-game losing streak after matching a season best with three consecutive victories.
After holding 10 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less, five of TCU's last six foes have surpassed the 70-point mark.
Opponents have averaged 73.9 points per game over the last seven games after scoring just 53.5 over the previous six games.
Score Limit 70
TCU is 9-3 when limiting opponents to 69 points or less this year and 1-7 when opponents score at least 70 points.
The Horned Frogs are 4-1 when reaching 70 points on the scoreboard and 6-9 when failing to do so.
Four in Double-Figures
Against San Diego State, four Frogs (Neiman Owens, Ryan Wall, Kevin Langford and Brent Hackett) reached double figures.
It was the first time since Dec. 18 (against Arkansas-Pine Bluff) and the fourth time this season that at least four Frogs scored 10 or more points in a game.
Wrapping Up the San Diego State Game
TCU suffered a 76-71 defeat to preseason league favorite San Diego State on Wednesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Aztecs bolted out to an 11-2 lead in the first four minutes, but the Frogs hung in and were down just three with the ball with 17 seconds remaining. However, TCU turned the ball over and SDSU sealed the game with a pair of free throws.
TCU had a 43-33 advantage on the boards, but committed 18 turnovers compared to just 11 for San Diego State.
Neiman Owens had a career-high 16 points for TCU, while Ryan Wall bounced back from three straight scoreless outings to also net 16.