Deep breath Frog fans, TCU Basketball is trending up less than two weeks away from Selection Sunday. Apparently, a loss to Baylor in football will drop you three spots in playoff seeding, while a win over them in basketball will boost you three places, as the Frogs went from a projected nine seed a week ago, all the way up to a six Monday morning.
The Frogs, who have been literally all over the map in bracketology, are currently slotted to play #11 St. Bonaventure in Nashville, TN, as part of a bracket that would include #3 Auburn, #14 UNC Greensboro, #7 Creighton, #10 Virginia Tech, #2 Purdue, and #15 Pennsylvania. The #1 seed in the South Region is Virginia in this scenario. The Frogs played the Bonnies earlier this season as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, defeating them 89-79 on a neutral court. TCU has matched up with Auburn recently as well, losing to the Tigers at home last season by a score of 88-80 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
The Big 12 currently has eight teams projected to make it into the field of 68, with Kansas a one seed in the West, a region that has Texas slotted to play Louisville in the play-in game. Oklahoma is being sent east to Pittsburg as an eight, joined by Kansas State as a 10. Texas Tech, falling to a four seed, is the only conference opponent in the Midwest, where they would face off with Vermont in Boise for round one. The Frogs are joined in the South by four seed West Virginia, who would face Murray State, and Baylor, a 12 seed play in seed that would be part of a 12/5 matchup with Rhode Island were they to win.
These projections are, of course, just that - and there is a lot of basketball to play between now and Selection Sunday. But after so many weeks on the bubble, it sure is nice to see the Frogs with a solid six seed with just two regular season games remaining.
TCU closes out their home season tomorrow night, when they welcome in Kansas State for senior night. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm.