Horned Frogs set for showdown with Texas Tech tomorrow
Nov. 29, 2005
FT. WORTH, Texas --TCU men's basketball will embark on an annual face-off when it travels to Lubbock, Texas, tomorrow for a 7 p.m. showdown against Bob Knight, the all-time winningest coach in Division I men's college basketball, and his Texas Tech Red Raiders. The game will be televised locally on KFWD-TV Channel 52 and broadcast on ESPN 103.3 FM. The game will be televised locally on KFWD-TV Channel 52 and broadcast on ESPN 103.3 FM.
The two teams will meet for the 113th time in a series that dates back to 1932.
GAME 5: TCU (1-3) vs. Texas Tech (4-2)
TIPOFF: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at 7 p.m. (CT)
SITE: United Spirit Arena (15,098) in Lubbock
TELEVISION: KFWD TV 52 from the Red Raider television network
RADIO: ESPN 103.3 FM in FortWorth/Dallas
Brian Estridge (play-by-play) and John Denton (color analyst) will call the game on the TCU/ESPN Regional Sports Network.
ONLINE: GameTracker and Live Radio Broadcast on www.GoFrogs.com
ABOUT THE GAME
Wednesday's contest at Texas Tech will be the 113th meeting between TCU and the Red Raiders. The Horned Frogs trail an all-time 13-39 in Lubbock.
The Frogs have three players scoring in double digits with senior Nile Murry leading the way with 17.8 points per outing while Jarrius Jackson and Martin Zeno pace the way for Texas Tech with 17.8 and 17.7 ppg, respectively.
Texas Tech received votes in the latest national polls with two from the Associated Press and the Coaches Top 25 poll handing out three for the Red Raiders.
TCU and Texas Tech were once league rivals as members of the Southwest Conference, which dissolved after the 1995-96 season.
The all-time series with Texas Tech is the fourth longest against former SWC rivals and sixth longest against any Division I school. The most games in a series for the Frogs is against longtime rival SMU with 180 games between the two teams.
The Horned Frogs put an end to Tech's three-game winning streak last year with an 83-68 victory on Nov. 23, 2004, in Fort Worth. TCU holds a 28-26 homecourt advantage.
The longest winning streak by TCU includes a pair of four straight victories (1990-1991 and 1996-2000) while the Red Raiders strung together 19 consecutive wins against the Horned Frogs from 1973-1981 during the SWC era.
With the exception of the 1999-2000 season, the two teams have faced each other on the hardwood at least once since 1955. Since the dissolution of the SWC after the 1995-96 campaign, TCU owns a 4-3 edge over the Red Raiders.
The Red Raiders will be the third of six Texas teams that TCU will take on this year. The Frogs are currently 1-1 on the year against in-state opponents.
LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL REVIEW
Oklahoma State 66, TCU 58
The Horned Frogs gave a valiant effort against Oklahoma State Friday night but dropped a hard-fought battle to the Cowboys, 66-58.
Drake 86, TCU 79 TCU struggled in the final minutes for the second straight game as the Horned Frogs dropped to 1-3 on the year.
For the first time this season, the Frogs shot above 45 percent (25-of-52) from the floor and was 15-of-26 (57.7 percent) from the 3-point line.
Guard Blake Adams came off the TCU bench with a career scoring performance of 19 points. He also added six rebounds and shot 6-of-10 (.600) from the floor, 4-of-5 (.800) behind the arc and 3-of-4 (.750) at the foul line. In the game against Oklahoma State, Adams was one of four Horned Frogs with double-digit points as he finished with 10.
Senior Nile Murry was named to the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational All-Tournament team after leading all players in scoring against Oklahoma State and Drake. He combined for 38 points in both games, averaging 19 per contest.
Judson Stubbs and Nile Murry have scored in double figures this season with Stubbs making it four in a row while Murry has posted double-digit points in six straight games, dating back to last season.
Drake was the first opponent to score above 80 points against TCU so far this season.