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Updated: TCU Basketball to travel to Arkansas for next season’s Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Frogs and Hogs will face off on the hardwood after home and home on the football field.

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According to the always on the ball Jon Rothstein, TCU’s next Big 12/SEC Challenge will be the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The 2019-2020 game will be played on Saturday, January 25th, according to TCU. Tip-off time will be announced at a later date.

The Frogs have competed in the challenge since it begin in the 2013-2014 season, facing off with Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Florida. TCU is 4-2 so far in those contests.

Arkansas will presents a familiar foe, as the former Southwest Conference rivals have met 142 times in their history. But, it has been since 1992 since the two squads faced off, before the Hogs ditched the SWC for the SEC. The Razorbacks have dominated the rivalry all-time, winning 104 of those games.

The Frogs will be a new-look team in 2019, having seen six players that were expected to be on the roster when camp opened this team transfer or leave for professional options. TCU added a pair of grad transfers - included in the seven new faces on the team that join senior Desmond Bane and sophomores Kevin Samuel, RJ Nembhard, and Russell Barlow. Freshmen Mickey Pearson, Jr, Francisco Farabello, PJ Fuller, Diante Smith, and Taryn Todd are all also expected to play big roles, while transfers Jaedon LeDee and Kevin Easley, Jr will sit out this season due to NCAA rules.

TCU Football split a home and home with Arkansas in football in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, losing a heartbreaker at Amon G Carter and upending the Hogs in Fayetteville a season later. Hopefully the positive momentum of that most recent win carries over to Jamie Dixon’s squad. The Frogs have not yet updated their 2019-2020 schedule as of yet, but UC Irvine is also rumored to be a non-conference opponent.