TCU Basketball Preview Capsule

TCU Preview Capsule

The Associated Press


Last season: 12-21.

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Nickname: Horned Frogs.

Coach: Jamie Dixon.

Conference: Big 12.

Who’s gone: G Chauncey Collins, F Devonta Abron, coach Trent Johnson.

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Who’s back: G Malique Trent, top returning scorer at 11.6 points per game; F Karviar Shepherd, senior season for the once highly touted big-man recruit who averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 rebounds last season; G Brandon Parrish, a senior, was the only TCU player to start every game last season (8.7 points per game); G Kenrich Williams, who averaged 8.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in 2014-15, returns for his junior year after missing last season injured.

Who’s new: G Jaylen Fisher. Freshman point guard expected to have an immediate impact for the Frogs. Despite late start in recruiting for TCU, Dixon also added Desmond Bane, a top prep guard from Indiana, and 6-7 forward Kouat Noi.

The Skinny: The Horned Frogs haven’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 1987, when Dixon was a senior guard for them, and their last tournament appearance was 1998. While Dixon led Pitt to 11 NCAAs the past 13 seasons, he has a big challenge at his alma mater. TCU has won only eight Big 12 games in four seasons since moving to the power conference that has been the top RPI league each of the last three seasons.