March 30, 2017
John Denton Photos by Glen Ellman
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!!
Junior guard Kenrich Williams leaps over UCF’s 7-6 center Tacko Fall in the Frogs’ 68-53 win in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
Tonight’s NIT Championship final vs. Georgia Tech is the last game in a “Season of Firsts” under new head coach Jamie Dixon.
Jamie Dixon’s 2016-17 Horned Frog basketball team is competing for a NIT championship.
Consider these tidbits, submitted for your perusal:
TCU guard Alex Robinson maneuvers around UCF’s Tacko Fall.
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!
TCU freshman Desmond Bane blocks a UCF shot in the second half of the Horned Frogs’ NIT semifinal victory.
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John Denton has been the color analyst for the TCU Sports Network from IMG since 1988. A former standout for the Horned Frog football team, Denton went from walk-on to a four-year lettermen as a kicker and punter for the Purple and White from 1981-84 and completed his career at the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl. Shown here with his former coach, the late Jim Wacker, Denton currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for TCU Athletics.
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And Williams recorded the first ever triple double for TCU. Sad the season is ending tonight but excited for the future in all three major men’s sports at the same time during a single year. Nice to not have an off season anymore. We are blessed at TCU Go Frogs!
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Horned Frog Basketball’s favorite son is back, building an exciting future at what he calls “a new TCU.”
In Coach Jamie Dixon’s first season, TCU Men’s Basketball punched its first ticket to the NIT semifinals in New York City.