Historic Day for TCU Basketball
March 30, 2017
Today is March 30, and I wake up in Manhattan on a historic day for TCU Basketball. It’s also the latest date that TCU Basketball has ever played a game. Heck, the Masters is next week!!
Tonight’s NIT Championship final vs. Georgia Tech is the last game in a “Season of Firsts” under new head coach Jamie Dixon.
Consider these tidbits, submitted for your perusal:
- TCU has reached the 20-win plateau for the first time since its 21 wins in the 2004-05 season.
- TCU won a postseason game for the first time since 2012 and obtained its first NIT win and postseason road win since 2005.
- TCU defeated an AP No. 1 team for the first time in school history when the Frogs beat No. 1 Kansas on March 9.
- TCU advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship for the first time in school history.
- TCU had a representative on the All-Big 12 team for the first time since 2015.
- TCU won three consecutive conference games for the first time since the 2007-08 season when it was in the Mountain West.
- TCU’s win over Iowa State was its first in 20 years.
- TCU’s win at Kansas State was its first win in Manhattan in 18 years.
- TCU won at Texas for the first time in 30 years, back when Jamie Dixon was a senior.
- TCU swept the season series over Texas for the first time in 30 years.
- TCU’s six conference wins are its most since joining the Big 12. TCU is in its fifth season in the league.
And tonight the Frogs can win a post-season tournament for the first time in school history … Not to mention ending a season with a win for the first time in the “tournament era” (45 years).
Brian Estridge and I will be there for Game No. 39, just as we have been all year. It’s been quite a ride. You can find us on KTCU and on ESPN 103.3 FM at 6:30 CT.
Kick ‘Em High!