Men’s basketball plays final game against BYU

The men’s basketball team is ready to wrap up the 2009-2010 season with conference action against the No. 14 Brigham Young University Cougars for Senior Night.

In early February, TCU fell to BYU 76-56 on the road in Provo, Utah. The Cougars capitalized on the struggles of the Horned Frogs early in the game. They pulled out a large lead by scoring the first 10 points, holding a double-digit lead for most of the game and stopped the few runs TCU made.

Second in the Mountain West Conference, BYU (27-4, 12-3 MWC) presents a challenge for the Horned Frogs (13-17, 5-10 MWC). BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette poses the greatest threat on the court and was voted the Mountain West Conference Pre-Season Player of the Year.

The Cougars are coming off a big win on the road against Utah and expect to continue their success. BYU currently remains unbeaten against TCU since the Horned Frogs joined the conference.

Throughout the season, BYU has been in that national spotlight, but TCU has stars of its own to shine. Currently, the Horned Frogs have three players ranked in the top-20 in the MWC in scoring average during conference play with sophomore guard Ronnie Moss (14.6 points per game at No. 4), senior forward Zvonko Buljan (12.5 points per game at No. 7)?and senior guard Edvinas Ruzgas (10.7 per game at No. 19). This season, the combination of the triple threat is averaging 55.7 percent (1,082-of-1,941) of the Frogs’ total scoring.

Senior Night will recognize the seniors for one final time at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Seniors Buljan, Ruzgas and guard Keion Mitchem are set to play their last college career game.


TCU vs. BYU

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

All the action can be followed live on The Mtn. or KTCU FM 88.7 “The Choice.”