Dougherty announces 2002-03 Men's Basketball Schedule
Sept. 3, 2002
Fort Worth, Texas - TCU basketball coach Neil Dougherty announced Tuesday the 2002-03 men's basketball schedule. The Horned Frogs will play 28 regular-season games, including 14 home contests.
Highlighting the schedule are home games against longtime rival Texas Tech, and Conference USA opponents Cincinnati, Marquette and Memphis. All four of those teams advanced to postseason play in the 2001-02 season. Overall, the Frogs are slated to play 12 games against teams that played in either the NCAA or NIT Tournaments.
The 12-game non-conference slate features six home games and six road games, including contests at SMU, Baylor and North Texas. In addition, the Frogs will play a pair of home exhibition games on Nov. 6 and Nov. 16.
The Frogs will open at home against Sam Houston State on Nov. 22, followed by a road game at SMU on Nov. 24. The Frogs will then return to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, where they will host Washington State (Nov. 30) and Texas Tech (Dec. 3). TCU will then play four of the next five games on the road as they travel to Baylor (Dec. 7) and North Texas (Dec. 10), host Louisiana-Monroe (Dec. 14), then travel to Virginia Commonwealth (Dec. 21) and Tulsa (Dec. 23). Before opening league play, the Frogs will host Grambling (Dec. 30) and Centenary (Jan. 4).
During Conference USA play, the Frogs will compete in the National Division, facing Houston, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tulane and UAB both home and away. Plus, TCU will play four cross-over games against teams from the American Division. TCU will host Cincinnati and Marquette, and will travel to DePaul and Louisville.
Three of TCU's first four Conference USA contests will occur on the road. TCU will first travel to Southern Miss (Jan. 8), before returning home to face defending league champ Cincinnati in a nationally-televised contest on Jan. 11.
The Frogs will then travel to DePaul (Jan. 14) and Louisville (Jan. 18), return to Fort Worth to host Tulane (Jan. 22), before playing the final non-conference game of the season, at Creighton (Jan. 25).
After travelling to UAB (Jan. 29), the Frogs will play five of the next seven league games at home. TCU will host Houston (Feb. 1), travel to South Florida (Feb. 4), then return to Daniel-Meyer to face Memphis (Feb. 8) and Southern Miss (Feb. 12). After a road game at Tulane (Feb. 15), the Frogs will host UAB (Feb. 18) and Marquette (Feb. 22).
TCU will then hit the road for the a pair of road games, first at Memphis (Feb. 26) and then at Houston (Mar. 1). TCU will close the conference portion of the season with a home game against South Florida (Mar. 8). The Conference USA Tournament will be held March 12-15 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Game times and local television arrangements have yet to be finalized.