Crystal LoGiudice-US PRESSWIRE
Trent Johnson and Co. look to get to 2-0 against the Gents of Centenary Monday night at 5 pm Central time on Fox Sports Southwest.
Monday night, the Frogs take on the Gents of Centenary, a small liberal arts college in Shreveport and a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletics Conference (SCAC).
This will be the 20th meeting between the two teams, with TCU holding an 11-8 series lead. The last time the two teams met was in 2006, with TCU winning 72-66.
The Division 3 team is opening its season after an 11-11 campaign in 2011-12. Centenary is entering its second season as a member of Division 3, after moving down from Division 1's Summit League. In their last three seasons as a Division 1 team, Centenary went 10-44.
Centenary is a young team, with no seniors and only three juniors. They've lost leading scorer and rebounder Maxx Nakwaasah from last season (25.4 ppg 8.6 rpg) but they return second leading scorer Jonathan Blount (16.9 ppg).
Unfortunately for Centenary, no other player besides Nakwaasah averaged more than 3.6 rebounds per game last season, and according to their roster their tallest player is 6'6" (and he's a freshman).
I expect this to be an easy win for TCU. Fields, McKinney, Abron and Green should absolutely dominate the boards in this one.
Look for some easy points in the paint, and a lot of second chance points as well, because the height advantage for the Frogs should be evident early and often.
I'll go ahead and say the lineup will be the same to start, but one thing to note is that Ray may have started, but he only played 18 minutes, while Nate Butler Lind played 31 minutes off the bench.
Don't forget to come back for the game chat, as we'll be here talking about the Frogs as we watch.
Score Prediction: TCU 68, Centenary 45.