In two Big 12 seasons, TCU is 2-34 against conference opponents, including 0-18 last year when they didn’t come within four points of any of them. They weren’t a good program in the Mountain West and they’re even further from it now. But there is reason for optimism this year in transfer student Trey Zeigler. After two uneventful years at Pittsburgh Zeigler will look to restore his production from two great years at Central Michigan. Add in one more year each out of Kyan Anderson (17 PPG) and Amric Fields (13.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG) and you realize that TCU might surprise some people. They’re not about to rattle off a run to the top of the Big 12, but the seniors will make it an interesting season.
The TCU Horned Frogs operate under coach Trent Johnson at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. They last made the NCAA Tournament in 1998 as a #5 seed, only to be upset in the first round. They’ve made seven Tournament appearances all time but just two in the last 42 years, and none in their last three conferences; the 1998 berth was out of the old Western Athletic Conference and they’ve since played unsuccessfully in Conference USA, the Mountain West, and now the Big 12. 7 NBA players have come from TCU. Although none are active, the most successful by far was Kurt Thomas, who played in the league for 17 years. Get your TCU basketball tickets from Gold Coast Tickets!