Feb. 27, 2007
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Game Day Information
Television: MountainWest Sports Network (the mtn.)
Rich Cellini (play-by-play) and Dave Bollwinkel (analyst) will describe the action.
Satellite Coordinates: SBS 6, Transponder K 16 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 closes out the 2006-07 regular season Saturday when the Horned Frogs visit San Diego State. The game will tip off at 5 p.m. (CT)/3 p.m. (PT). Following that, TCU will compete in the Mountain West Conference Tournament, which begins Tuesday, March 6.
A TCU Win Would...
Give the Horned Frogs their second two-game winning streak in Mountain West Conference play and double their MWC win total from last year.
Be the Frogs' 10th home victory of the season. It would be the 10th time in the past 13 years that TCU has accomplished that feat.
Mark the eighth straight season that TCU has won its Senior Night game (home finale).
Give TCU seniors Blake Adams, Neil P. Dougherty and Femi Ibikunle their 51st win during their Horned Frog careers.
The Horned Frogs Against the Cowboys
Wyoming leads the all-time series 5 games to 3 and has won three straight meetings.
Five of the eight contests have been decided by five points or less.
TCU is 2-1 in Fort Worth vs. the Cowboys all time, with the lone loss coming last year by a 68-64 final.
Former Frog at the Helm
Wyoming head coach Steve McClain served as an assistant coach at TCU for four seasons (1994-95 through 1997-98) under Billy Tubbs.
The 1997-98 team he helped mentor is the last Horned Frog club to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
He is the second former Frog assistant to return to TCU as a head coach at another school this season, joining Rob Flaska (Centenary).
May the Force Be With Us
With Saturday's upset win over No. 14/13 Air Force, TCU earned just the school's 12th victory over a nationally-ranked team in 100 attempts.
It was the second straight time that a foe ranked in the top 15 left Daniel-Meyer Coliseum with a loss. Previously, TCU defeated 10th-ranked Louisville, 71-46, on Feb. 17, 2004.
Grounding the Falcons
TCU shot a season-best 55.6 percent from the floor, including 75.0 percent in the second half.
The Horned Frogs led for 34 of the 40 minutes, and did not trail over the final 16 minutes.
The TCU bench outscored the Air Force bench 32-9, while the Horned Frogs enjoyed a 32-18 advantage in the paint.
Ryan Wall scored a game-high 19 points, his second-highest output ever, on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.
Rank and File
TCU is now 12-88 (.120) all time against nationally-ranked teams, which includes a 7-19 (.269) mark at home.
Prior to Saturday, TCU had lost seven straight and 16 of its previous 17 meetings against top-25 teams.
Willing to Play the Best
Air Force was the 17th top-25 opponent that TCU has faced in Neil Dougherty's 149 games leading the program (1 per every 8.8 games).
TCU competed against just 19 ranked teams during the entire decade of the 1990s, a span of 303 games (1 per every 15.9 games).
Beating the Best
Neil Dougherty has two top-15 victories in his five seasons as head coach, which already ties him for the second-most in school history.
The only coach in TCU history with more top-15 wins than Dougherty is Jim Killingsworth, who took down four top-15s in eight years.
Dougherty is tied with Buster Brannon, who coached the Horned Frogs for 20 seasons, for second place.
With two, he is tied for third in most top-25 wins by a TCU head coach, behind only Jim Killingsworth (4) and Billy Tubbs (3).
A Mountain of a League
Last year, the Mountain West sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament, as regular-season and tournament champion San Diego State grabbed a No. 11 seed, while Air Force received an at-large bid at No. 13.
This year, however, the league is projected to receive at least three bids. In the most recent Bracketology projections on ESPN.com, Joe Lunardi has UNLV as a No. 4 seed, Air Force as a No. 5 and BYU as a No. 7. In addition, San Diego State is listed on his "Last Four Out" list.
The current RPIs of the three projected NCAA teams are: No. 12 UNLV, No. 19 Air Force and No. 23 BYU.
The conference is currently ranked eighth out of the 31 leagues in RPI.