Special to RattleandHumSports.com
FORT WORTH — TCU opens a stretch of three games in six days Wednesday when it welcomes No. 5/5 Kansas to a sold-out Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The matchup, which will be televised live by ESPNU, is set to tip off at 8 p.m.
The Horned Frogs, 9-12 overall and 0-8 in conference play, are still looking for their first Big 12 victory and will face a strong challenge against the Jayhawks, who are 19-2 overall and top the Big 12 standings at 7-1. KU brings a one-game cushion in the league race into the week despite having suffered its first conference loss at home Saturday to Oklahoma State.
TCU will play in front of a home sellout crowd Wednesday for the first time since Feb. 19, 2011 vs. No. 7 BYU. The Jayhawks will be the highest-ranked opponent to visit the DMC since TCU played host to then-top-ranked KU on Dec. 1, 2003 (L, 85-66). The two teams will face each other for the fifth time in the all-time series and the first time since a home-and-home set in December of 2003 and 2004.
ESPNU (DirecTV 208; Dish 141) will televise Wednesday’s contest with the broadcast duo of Mitch Holthus (play-by-play) and Matt Doherty (analyst) calling the action. The telecast also will be offered online at WatchESPN.com to qualified cable subscribers. Brian Estridge (play-by-play) 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 as well as nationally on satellite radio via Sirius channel 92 and XM 192.
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.