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TCU Basketball’s Big 12 schedule released

The Frogs could find themselves on Big Monday again this winter.

TCU Basketball vs Baylor, February 24th, 2018. Fort Worth, TX.
TCU Basketball vs Baylor, February 24th, 2018. Fort Worth, TX.
Melissa Triebwasser

One of the most highly anticipated TCU Basketball seasons in memory kicks off in just over two months, and today, the Horned Frogs’ Big 12 Conference schedule was released in preparation.

As a member of the Big 12 Conference, the Frogs will play a nine team, round-robin schedule, that will see them play a home and home with each opponent. Four of those games will take place on a Monday night, meaning TCU could find themselves on ESPN’s Big Monday for a second consecutive year, after hosting WVU this past season as part of the showcase event.

TCU opens league play on January 5th, when they host Baylor in Schollmaier Arena. Back to back road contests follow at Kansas (January 9th) on ESPN2/U and at Oklahoma (January 12th). The Frogs then return to Funky Town to face off with West Virginia on January 15th, and following a road date at Kansas State on the 19th, have back to back home games with Texas (January 23rd) and Florida (January 26th) - as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

A Monday nighter in Lubbock is a likely candidate for Big Monday - the January 28th matchup is already set for an 8:00pm tip on ESPN2/U. TCU then travels to Waco for round two with the Bears on February 2nd, before consecutive home games against the Cowboys on February 6th and host Iowa State on the 9th.

Five of the Frogs’ next seven games will be at home, beginning when they host Kansas on February 11th. OU (February 16th), at Oklahoma State (February 18th), Iowa State (February 23rd), at WVU (February 26th), and home for Texas Tech (March 2nd) and Kansas State (March 4th) round out the regular season schedule.

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Championship will be held March 13-16 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

In all, the Frogs will play on an ESPN network in 17 of 18 conference games. The four Monday evening games are all set for 8:00pm tip-offs on ESPN2/U - and two of them will take place in Fort Worth.

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Single game tickets for TCU’s nonconference games, including the Nov. 7 opener against Cal State Bakersfield, will be available for purchase on Nov. 3. Single game tickets for the Big 12 Conference season will be available for purchase beginning on Dec. 15. Times and networks for TCU’s nonconference schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Horned Frogs return five starters from last season’s team that went 21-12 overall and a program-best 9-9 in the Big 12, good for fifth place in the conference. TCU reached the postseason for the second-straight season and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years.

The 2018-2019 season has the makings of something special... you’re going to want to be watching.