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Frog Fever heads to NCAA: TCU in tournament for first time in 20 years

For the first time since 1998, the TCU men’s basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

As a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region, the Horned Frogs (21-11) will face the winner of No. 11 seeds Arizona State and Syracuse Friday in Detroit, Mich. at Little Caesars Arena. The game follows the 6:20 p.m. CT game between No. 3 Michigan State and No. 14 Bucknell. Estimated tip time is 8:40 p.m. CT.

The game will be broadcast on CBS with Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Alli LaForce.

TCU was last in the NCAA Tournament during the 1997-98 season. No. 5 seed TCU lost to No. 12 Florida State 96-87 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Frogs’ last win in the NCAA Tournament came during the 1986-87 season when No. 4 TCU beat No. 13 Marshall 76-60 in Charlotte, N.C.

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon is in the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in his 15-year career. Dixon is 12-11 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. He has qualified for the postseason in all 15 years.

TCU Horned Frogs Roster

By The Associated Press

Coach: Jamie Dixon

Pos Ht Wt Yr Hometown

0 Jaylen Fisher G 6-2 195 So Arlington, Tenn.

1 Desmond Bane G 6-5 215 So Richmond, Ind.

2 Shawn Olden G 6-3 180 Jr Tulsa, Okla.

10 Vladimir Brodziansky F 6-11 220 Sr Prievidza, Slovakia

12 Kouat Noi F 6-7 205 Fr Newcastle, Australia

13 Lat Mayen F 6-8 195 Fr Adelaide, Australia

14 Angus McWilliam F/C 6-10 220 Fr Christchurch, New Zealand

15 JD Miller F 6-8 235 Jr Dallas, Texas

20 Dalton Dry G 6-4 190 Sr Fort Worth, Texas

21 Kevin Samuel C 6-11 265 Fr Codrington Village, Antigua and Barbuda

22 RJ Nembhard G 6-4 180 Fr Keller, Texas

23 Ahmed Hamdy F 6-9 240 Sr Alexandria, Egypt

25 Alex Robinson G 6-1 175 Jr Fort Worth, Texas

33 Clayton Crawford F 6-3 210 Sr Aspen, Colo.

34 Kenrich Williams G 6-7 210 Sr Waco, Texas

45 Austin Sottile F 6-6 225 Sr St. Louis, Mo.

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