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Two seniors say farewell to Frog faithful this weekend

When the men’s basketball team takes the court Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, it will be the last time in front of the home crowd for two seniors.

Forwards Kevin Langford and John Ortiz said they want to end their career at the coliseum with a win.

“Right now it feels like any other game coming up,” Langford said. “That might change on game day. But sometimes you don’t want it to end, playing college basketball has been pretty fun.”

Langford, who is from Fort Worth, isn’t expecting to have a bunch of family at the game, but thinks his family might surprise him.

Ortiz said he thinks he left his mark at TCU on the court.

“I think people know my style of game and the way I play,” Ortiz said.

Though head basketball coach Jim Christian has only spent one season with the seniors, he thinks the role these two played was significant.

“Both those guys, since the first day, have done everything we have asked them to do,” Christian said. “I wish I had them both back. Those are the kind of guys you want to coach for a couple years.”

Ortiz and Langford’s home careers will come to an end against Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State University.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

The Horned Frogs lost to the Aztecs 67-50 Jan. 28 in San Diego. In that game, the Aztecs nailed 48.4 percent of their shots, while the Horned Frogs found the bottom of the net on 30.6 percent of thier shot attempts.

“They played at home, so obviously they play a little more confident there,” Christian said. “They have a good basketball team and are tough to guard.”

The team is currently on a two-game losing skid, but Christian said a win here could help the Horned Frogs build momentum going into the MWC tournament.

“This is the time of year when you have to believe anything can happen,” Christian said. “There’s no substitute for building confidence by winning a game against a really good basketball team.”

The Horned Frogs will close out their regular season March 7 on the road against the University of Utah.

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