There is a lot of talk about TCU’s sold-out game versus No. 7 BYU Saturday, but the Frogs have another game to focus on before their brawl with the Cougars.
Coming off an eight-game losing streak, TCU continues its conference schedule Wednesday with the Colorado State Rams.
The two teams last met Jan. 15 in Fort Collins, ending in 79-69 Frogs’ defeat.
TCU, 1-10 in Mountain West Conference play and 10-16 overall, hasn’t won a game in over a month 8212; a 78-60 victory over Wyoming Jan. 12 (the Frogs’ lone conference win). The Rams, 7-3 in conference play and ranked third in the MWC, improved to 17-7 overall after a 68-62 victory over New Mexico Saturday.
Although the Frogs are on a three-game home losing streak, the program has a successful history versus CSU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU has won seven of the last eight match-ups against the Rams at DMC and CSU has only two victories at DMC in the program’s history.
The Frogs, however, have lost their first and third leading scorers this season with the indefinite suspension of junior Ronnie Moss and removal of junior Sammy Yeager, respectively.
In a MWC telecast, head coach Jim Christian said his team was struggling with personnel issues.
“If you took the leading scorer and third-leading scorer off every team, you’d see a different team,” Christian said.
Although the Frogs only have seven players on the roster, things are beginning to look promising, Christian said.
TCU senior guard Greg Hill, sophomore forward Garlon Green and junior guard Hank Thorns could be a triple threat against CSU. They each average at least 12 points per game.
The Rams have two players that rank in the top-10 scorers in the MWC. Senior Andy Ogide ranks third at 16 points per game and senior Travis Franklin ranks seventh at 14.3 points per game.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at DMC. The game will be televised on the Mountain Network and broadcast locally on 1460 AM KCLE.
What: TCU vs. Colorado State
When: Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
TV: The Mtn.
Radio: 88.7 FM (KTCU) and 1460 AM (KCLE)
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