Coming off its first win of the season, the TCU men’s basketball team heads to Pullman, Wash., for a Sunday night showdown with the Washington State Cougars.
“We’re not playing very well right now, but we found a way to win,” TCU head coach Trent Johnson said.
After dropping their first two games of the season to SMU and Longwood, the Frogs fought through adversity for a 71-64 win over Abilene Christian Tuesday night.
Senior guard Jarvis Ray had a career-high 18 points in the win. Ray has averaged 14 points per game this season.
The Frogs are also now 1-0 this year when leading at halftime. They have only lost once in the Trent Johnson era when being up at half.
Washington State comes into the game with a 2-1 record, losing only to undefeated Gonzaga.
Junior guard DaVonté Lacy has led the Cougars this season, averaging 21 points per game and shooting 45 percent from the field.
The last time the Frogs played in Pullman, they walked out with a 73-52 defeat. That loss in 2003 came only a year after the Frogs beat the Cougars in Fort Worth 86-83.
TCU and Washington State have only met twice in program history.
Sunday night’s game marks the beginning of a five-game road stretch for the Frogs, including an appearance in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.