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TCU News: Frogs must get defensive against Texas, but keep scoring, too

Another must win game? You betcha.

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Basketball:

To topple Texas, TCU’s offense must maintain its edge with defense improving | The Star-Telegram

Defense, defense, defense. But keep scoring, too.

“I’ve never been in a game that isn’t a must-win,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. “If you’re a five-seed you want to be a four-seed, a three-seed wants to be a two-seed. It’s never ending. You want to be the best you can be and finish the highest you can.”

Vladimir Brodziansky, who was named one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, missed five layups and tip-ins, including a dunk, against Kansas. The Frogs combined to miss eight layups.

”We were in a position to win the game. We had some empty possessions down the stretch,” Dixon said. “[The Texas game] is obviously a game we need to win and they need to win. It’s part of being in the best league in basketball. I feel good about our guys. We know we’ve got to win games down the stretch to do what we came to do.”

Texas and TCU face off in important Big 12 contest | Burnt Orange Nation

Our preview will be up this morning, but here’s the other side. Both teams are coming off of losses.

This is a game that will potentially be very important for the post season hopes of both teams. After losing a game at home this week to Kansas State, the Texas Longhorns have some ground to make up on the road in terms of building a successful NCAA resume. The same goes for the Frogs, who at least right now look to be in even worse shape.

You should probably watch this game. It is important, and the last time these two teams played was exciting and highly entertaining.

Football:

TCU AD addresses school’s future in Big 12, stadium expansion | Die Hards

I do not want to have to think about this, but I am glad TCU admin is.

For all the wonders that stadium expansions can do for a college football program, Donati said TCU fans shouldn’t be caught off guard if the university ends up switching conferences again when the next wave of realignment occurs.

“I get asked all the time about conference expansion and realignment in 2024 and will this stadium expansion guarantee we’ll stay in the Big 12 Conference?” Donati said. “The answer is no, there are no guarantees.”

Former TCU WR Kolby Listenbee Lawsuit May Impact Football Program | NBC DFW

Things have been relatively quiet on the lawsuit front, but here is some more analysis.

It claims coaches “pressured, and threatened…” him to play, while doctor’s injections “were deteriorating Kolby’s cartilage, muscles.”

“A school such as TCU or any football program, has a duty to protect its students from any injury, and that’s what the lawsuits about,” Potts said.

Potts said his firm is also continuing to look at the overall environment inside the TCU football program.

“The investigation is ongoing into potentially, other incidents,” he said. “And I’m sure as discovery proceeds in the case, if those exist they’ll come to light.”