The last time the TCU men’s basketball team beat the Oklahoma Sooners Paul McCartney had just released “Only Love Remains” and Elvis Presley had been inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
That was 1986.
The Frogs will have a chance to break the 27-year drought at home—in their final Big 12 home game of the season.
Oklahoma (20-9 overall, 11-6 Big 12) wrapped up its home slate with an 83-70 win over West Virginia. With the win, the Sooners grabbed fourth place in the Big 12 and took a one game lead over Iowa State.
Freshman guard Buddy Heid returned to the line up for the Sooners against the Mountaineers. Heid broke his right foot when TCU visited Norman on Feb. 11. He had eight points, two assists and two steals against the Frogs in 20 minutes.
TCU (10-20, 1-16) failed to hit a field goal for the first 11 minutes in the February meeting. The Frogs also scored a then program-low 11 points in the first half.
Sophomore forward Devonta Abron led the Frogs with 12 points while senior forward Connell Crossland had 10.
Crossland and fellow seniors Adrick McKinney, Nate Butler Lind and Garlon Green, will play their final game at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Saturday.
Crossland and Butler Lind transferred to TCU from John A. Logan College. Both have played two years for the Frogs. McKinney came from Angelina Community College. He has played two years for the Frogs and has posted five career double-digit games.
Green is the only senior who spent all four years with the Frogs. He moved into first place on the career games played list against Texas Tech and sits in 18th place on the career scoring list (1,118 points).
These seniors made TCU history by beating a Top 5 opponent (Kansas) for the first time in program history. They will have another shot at history to become the first team in 27 years to know what its like to beat Oklahoma.
Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports Southwest