Dec. 7, 2006
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Television: The mtn. (Satellite Coordinates: SBS 6, Transponder K 11 lower)
Dave Benz (play-by-play) and Steve Wolf (analyst) will describe the action on the MountainWest Television Network.
Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN 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.
Next on the Schedule: TCU has an eight-day break from game action before facing Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
The Horned Frogs Against the Green Wave
TCU is 7-7 in 14 all-time meetings with Tulane, including 4-1 in the five clashes in Fort Worth.
The Horned Frogs have won two of the past three contests overall.
Tulane secured a 56-52 victory last year over TCU on Dec. 7, 2005. The game was played in College Station, Texas, due to Hurricane Katrina.
The two schools were members of Conference USA from 2002-05 and met twice each year during that period.
Head coach Neil Dougherty is 4-3 against the Green Wave.
The last seven meetings have been determined by an average of just 7.1 points per game.
Of the Horned Frogs' 13 nonconference games, TCU has six against programs in the state of Texas. In addition, five more are versus schools from bordering states (Louisiana-3, Oklahoma-1 and Arkansas-1).
TCU is 2-0 against schools from Louisiana this year, as the Horned Frogs have previously defeated Centenary and Grambiing State.
Points of Emphasis
TCU averaged 76.0 points per game over their first three outings, but have scored just 54.8 per game over the past five games.
The Horned Frogs shot 46.5 percent in the first three games (74-for-159), but only 39.2 percent since (98-for-250).
Getting One Away
On Wednesday, TCU snapped a 15-game road losing streak and an 18-game skid in non-home contests with a 62-46 victory at UTSA.
It was the largest margin of victory in a road game under Neil Dougherty, surpassing a 14-point win at Tulane (77-63) on Feb. 23, 2005.
The Horned Frogs' previous road victory came in the second round of the 2005 NIT, a 78-76 overtime win at Western Michigan.
Home For the Holidays
TCU begins a season-long four-game home stand Saturday against the Green Wave.
The Horned Frogs don't hit the road again until a Dec. 30 at Colorado.
Except for the 2002-03 season, Coach Dougherty's first year, TCU has had a home stand of at least four games every season since 1995-96.
Fans Can Have An Impact
Fans who bring a canned food item to Saturday's game against Tulane will receive one free ticket to the TCU-SMU men's basketball game at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21.
All goods will go to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which works to eliminate hunger in Fort Worth and 13 surrounding counties by providing food, education and other resources to a network of hunger-relief charities and their communities.
Following Saturday's game against Tulane, the Horned Frogs do not play again until Monday, Dec. 18 when Arkansas-Pine Bluff visits.
The layoff coincides with TCU's finals week for the fall semester.
In a 17-day span from Dec. 10 through Dec. 26, the Frogs will play just two games (Dec. 18 and Dec. 21).
In the 17 days prior (Nov. 23-Dec. 9), TCU will have played five games.
DMC - The Place to Be
The Horned Frogs are scoring 20 points more per game in their home contests (70.4 ppg) than in their road games (50.0 ppg).
TCU is shooting six percent better in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (44.2) than away from home (38.2).
The team is also distributing the ball better at home, notching 71 assists on 117 made field goals (60 percent), compared to just 26 assists on 55 field goals in road games (47 percent).