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Men’s Basketball: TCU opening Diamond Head Classic against Old Dominion

The TCU Horned Frogs arrived in Hawaii Tuesday afternoon to gear up for their first matchup against the 3-6 Monarchs. TCU is making its first trip to Hawaii since clinching the victory in the 2018 Diamond Head Classic.

Chuck O’Bannon playing in the game against ASU. (Photo Courtesy by: gofrogs.com)

The TCU Horned Frogs arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon to gear up for their first matchup against the 3-6 Old Dominion Monarchs. TCU is making its first trip to Hawaii since clinching the victory in the 2018 Diamond Head Classic. The Frogs boast a winning margin of 21.2, ranking eighth nationally, after their recent 79-59 win over Arizona State.

Micah Peavy recorded the third triple-double in TCU men’s basketball history, playing a pivotal role in overcoming a 14-point deficit. Peavy is also the reigning Big 12 Player of the Week after his performance against Arizona State.

The Monarchs are coming in losing their last three games, the latest Dec. 9 with a 84-69 loss to James Madison. Before facing the Dukes earlier in the week, the Monarchs dismissed forward Dericko Williams and the Dukes knew they could capitalize. James Madison seemed to have quickly gotten comfortable knocking down 3-pointers.

From there, the Monarchs could not contain James Madison. Old Dominion is led by Chaunce Jenkins, who averages 16.7 points per game. The Frogs, on the other hand, are led in both points and rebounds by Emanuel Miller, with averages of 16.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Old Dominion currently holds the all-time series lead at 1-0, with TCU having lost its only meeting with the Monarchs back in November 2004. The two teams are set to face each other this evening at 4 p.m. CT on ESPNU. In the event of a TCU victory, they will advance to face the winner of the Nevada and Temple matchup at 4 p.m. on Friday. The championship game is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on Sunday on ESPN.