Feb. 6, 2007
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Game #22 Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 TCU (10-11, 2-7) vs. UNLV (19-5, 6-3)
9 p.m. (CT)/7 p.m. (PT) Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas, Nev.
Television: CSTV (College Sports Television) - DIRECTV Ch. 610; Dish Network Ch. 152
Also available on pay-per-view through www.GoFrogs.com.
Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (analyst) will describe the action.
Satellite Coordinates: Galaxy 11, Transponder KU 20 lower
Radio: KFXR 1190 AM and KTCU 88.7 FM in Fort Worth/Dallas
Brian Estridge (play-by-play) and Drew Harris (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 returns home to play BYU on Saturday at 7 p.m. before heading out for their final two-game road swing of the season next week.
The Horned Frogs Against the Runnin' Rebels
UNLV leads the all-time series 7 games to 1 and has won three consecutive contests.
The eight previous meetings have been determined by just 63 total points, an average of 7.9 per contest.
The largest margin of victory in the series is just 13 points.
TCU is 1-3 all time against the Rebels in Las Vegas, with the victory coming in February of 1999 (76-72).
Fathers and Sons
Both head coaches in the game, TCU's Neil Dougherty and UNLV's Lon Kruger, will be coaching their sons, who are senior point guards on their respective teams.
In addition, TCU Director of Operations Sean Woods is the father of Horned Frog freshman guard Martiese Morones.
The Earlier Meeting This Season
UNLV recorded a 75-66 victory over TCU on Jan. 20.
The Runnin' Rebels led by as many as 14 in the first half and had a 40-29 advantage at the break.
The Horned Frogs had 13 first-half turnovers that led to 20 UNLV points.
TCU cut the Rebels' lead to six, 67-61, with just over three minutes to play in the game, but the Frogs were unable to get any closer.
The Frogs finished with 23 turnovers, while UNLV had just 14. The Rebels went 9-of-18 from distance, while the Frogs were just 5-for-17.
TCU's Alvardo Parker had his first career double-double courtesy of career highs in points (20) and rebounds (13).
A TCU Win Would...
Put TCU's overall record back to the .500 mark at 11-11 and earn a split of the season series.
Give the Horned Frogs their third league victory of the season, surpassing last year's total.
Snap the Frogs' season-long seven-game losing streak.
The Horned Frogs' next two opponents have a combined record of 36-11 (.766). The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 19-5 (.792), while the BYU Cougars are 17-6 (.736).
TCU is starting a four-game stretch that features three road contests.
Seven is Enough
TCU currently is in a season-long seven-game losing streak after matching a season best with three consecutive victories.
After holding 10 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less (for the first time since the 1986-87 season), six of TCU's last seven foes have reached the 70-point mark.
Opponents have averaged 73.4 points per game over the last eight 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 1-8 when opponents score at least 70 points.
The Frogs are 4-1 when reaching 70 points on the board and 6-10 when failing to do so.
Wrapping Up the Utah Game
TCU suffered its second straight defeat in the closing seconds, as the Horned Frogs had the ball down three with 20 seconds left, but were unable to score in a 70-65 defeat.
Brent Hackett, who lit up the Utes for 20 points in the earlier meeting this year, finished with a career-high 22.
Kevin Langford also established a career high with 21. The two Fort Worth natives combined to scored 25 of the Frogs' 29 first-half points.
For the game, Utah was 22-for-26 (.846) from the free throw line, while TCU was just 13-for-24 (.542). TCU forced 25 Utah turnovers, but the Utes held the advantage on the glass, 35-23.
TCU and Utah split the season series, with each team winning on the opponent's home court.