The Horned Frogs basketball team (11-15, 1-9 MWC) is on a seven-game losing streak and have a conference game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wyoming, but TCU’s second-to-last home game at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum is already a sellout.
No, your eyes didn’t fool you 8212; the Frogs’ home matchup against No. 7 BYU (25-2, 9-1 MWC) at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 is already a sellout. With a top 10 team and the nation’s leading scorer, Jimmer Freddete, scoring 27.5 points per game, there is reason to pack the DMC, regardless of how the Frogs fare in their games between the Cowboys and the Colorado State Rams before the Feb. 19 matchup with the Cougars.
Because of the sellout, TCU students will not be admitted at the gates with their TCU IDs. Students may redeem tickets with their student IDs at 10 a.m. Monday at the TCU Athletics Ticket Office. Only one ticket will be provided per student.
With TCU’s 2012 switch to the Big East approaching, top 10 opponents will be the norm rather than the exception, which could mean DMC sell-outs will be a regular feat. TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte has already stated that renovations to the DMC will likely be next on the agenda in preparation for the conference switch.
The Frogs’ last home sellout was against Texas Tech on Nov. 23, 2004. The Frogs defeated the Red Raiders 83-64. A school-record 7,267 fans filled the DMC on Dec. 1, 2003 to see then-No. 2 Kansas defeat the Frogs 85-66.