Five must-see TCU Basketball games

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There’s a new season on the horizon for TCU men’s basketball, and with it, a change of venue that brings a unique challenge.

The Horned Frogs will play their home games at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center this year, about a fifteen minute drive from campus. Many fans will only be able to attend a few games this year, as the new Daniel-Meyer Coliseum is still under construction.

If the average fan can only attend five games at the off-campus site, it’s important that they attend the five best games on the Horned Frogs’ schedule. Here are those can’t miss games, ranked in reverse order of importance.

5. Washington State, November 17, 7 p.m. – The first major-conference opponent for TCU is Washington State, a team the Frogs defeated in a thriller last season on the road. This game will give fans the first glimpse at the new and improved Horned Frog lineup, and should be an evenly-matched battle.

4. Texas Tech, February 25, 7 p.m. – The Red Raiders stole this matchup last year in Fort Worth in a nail-biter, but in a down year for Tech, TCU has a shot to earn a much-needed Big 12 win here. It’s also a rivalry game, so the tensions will be especially high.

3. Baylor, January 10, 3 p.m. – The first of the Horned Frogs’ two games against the Bears is also just the third Big 12 game for TCU. This game happens to be the first week after the winter break. Baylor won’t be as strong as they have been in previous years, so the Frogs have a great chance at stealing a win.

2. Texas, January 19, 6.pm. – Texas is predicted to be the only serious challenger to Kansas for the Big 12 regular season title, and with good reason. The Longhorns have the No. 2 ranked recruit in the nation, Myles Turner, as well as a wide selection of quick guards. The Frogs will be tested here, and fans should expect to see some great talent and a high-scoring game.

1. Kansas, January 28, 8 p.m. – The Jayhawks are yet again the favorites to win the Big 12, but they have had trouble when they make the trip to Fort Worth. The historic upset two years ago when the Frogs beat top-ranked Kansas didn’t repeat itself last season, but if TCU can stay healthy, they should be able to challenge the Jayhawks. Kansas brings some great prospects to watch as well, with Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander both projected to be top-10 picks in the NBA Draft next year.