Feb. 16, 2007
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Game #25 Sat., Feb. 17, 2007 TCU (10-14, 2-10) vs. New Mexico (14-12, 3-8)
8 p.m. (CT)/7 p.m. (MT) The Pit Albuquerque, N.M.
Television: MountainWest Sports Network (the mtn.)
Rich Cellini (play-by-play) and Rob Evans (analyst) will describe the action.
Satellite Coordinates: SBS 6, Transponder K16 lower (Digital)
Radio: ESPN FM 103.3 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 will enjoy a mid-week break before playing its final two home games of the year. TCU will face top-25 Air Force on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. (CT) and then Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to complete the home slate.
The Horned Frogs Against the Lobos
New Mexico leads the all time series between the two schools 7 games to 3, but the Horned Frogs won the earlier meeting this season, 64-52.
TCU is 0-4 against UNM in games played in Albuquerque.
Over the past three games between the teams, TCU has averaged 53.3 points per game, while New Mexico has averaged 53.7.
TCU nearly ended New Mexico's then 19-game home winning streak last year in Albuquerque, but the Lobos erased a 7-point deficit with 4:20 left and earned a 56-54 win.
The Earlier Meeting Between TCU and New Mexico
The TCU Horned Frogs suffocated New Mexico, holding the league's second-highest scoring offense more than 20 points below its season average.
TCU's win made the Horned Frogs 1-0 for the first time in league play since 2001.
TCU trailed 33-28 at halftime, but the Frogs scored the first 14 points out of the break to surge to a 42-33 lead and never looked back.
Brent Hackett scored 20 points to lead TCU.
A TCU Win Would...
Give the Horned Frogs their third league victory of the season, surpassing last year's total.
Snap the Frogs' season-long 10-game losing streak and five-game road losing skid.
Complete a season sweep of New Mexico and give the Horned Frogs their first-ever MWC season sweep.
Score Limit 70
TCU is 9-3 when limiting opponents to 69 points or less this year and 1-11 when opponents score at least 70 points.
The Frogs are 4-2 when reaching 70 points on the board and 6-12 when failing to do so.
After holding 10 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less (for the first time since the 1986-87 season), nine of TCU's last 10 foes have reached the 70-point mark.
Opponents have averaged 76.0 points per game over the last 11 games after scoring just 60.2 over the first 13 games.
Three straight opponents have topped the 80-point plateau after just two of TCU's first 21 opponents reached that mark.