Special to RattleandHumSports.com
FORT WORTH — TCU welcomes 16th-ranked Kansas State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for the first time in more than 40 years Wednesday when the two teams play their initial matchup as conference foes. Tip-off for the contest, which will be televised by ESPNU, is set for 8 p.m.
The Horned Frogs, 9-7 overall, return to Fort Worth looking for their first Big 12 victory following three straight setbacks to open league play. K-State, TCU’s first ranked opponent of the season, is one of three current unbeatens remaining in the Big 12 standings with a 2-0 mark. The Wildcats bring a six-game overall winning streak, and five-game road run, into Wednesday’s contest.
TCU and KSU have met only five previous times, making it the No. 3 least-played series among the Frogs’ new Big 12 opponents (West Virginia – 0 games; Kansas – 4 games). It will mark the first matchup between the teams since a March 10, 1999 NIT First Round victory for TCU in Manhattan, Kan. (72-71).
Following the matchup with KSU, TCU completes its two-game homestand with a Saturday visit from Iowa State at 12:45 p.m.
ESPNU (DirecTV 208; Dish 141) will televise Wednesday’s contest with the broadcast duo of Brad Sham (play-by-play) and Matt Doherty (analyst) calling the action on TV. Jeff Williams (pxp) and John Denton (analyst) will handle the TCU-IMG Sports Network radio broadcast, which will air live in the DFW Metroplex on both 570 KLIF AM and 88.7 FM KTCU and nationally on Sirius and XM channel 91. Live stats will be available for free via GameTracker at GoFrogs.com, while a live stream of the radio broadcast will be offered online for FrogVision subscribers.