Saturday, December 31, 2011

Frogs vs. Tulsa tonight

After an eight-day layoff that followed their win over Grambling State on December 22nd, Jim Christian's Horned Frogs hit the hardwood tonight with a home game against Tulsa at 6:00pm. The Frogs are 8-4 on the season, and will be looking to avenge a heart-breaking 3-point road loss against the Golden Hurricane last season.

One of the major challenges for TCU tonight will be finding their rhythm after such a long break. They had an eight day break for final exams earlier in the season, which was punctuated by a 24-point loss to USC that featured a very flat effort by the Frogs. Even for those exhibiting the most patience for Coach Christian, a repeat of that pattern will not be acceptable.

As has been the case much of the year, the Frogs will have their work cut out for them on the boards tonight. Tulsa ranks 61st in the nation in rebounding, while the Frogs are currently tied with Tennessee Tech and Sacramento State at 241st in the country. This predicament is intensified with the fact that Tulsa sports two 6'11" players in their starting line up, so they (like many Frog opponents) will have a size advantage.

Tonight's game, which is the second half of a double-header which will also feature the Lady Frogs taking on Texas Southern at 2:00pm, will be televised on CBS Sports Network.