Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Frogs can play spoiler in Vegas

Yesterday's bracketology put out by ESPN's Joe Lunardi showed that a number of familiar foes- both present and future- will be dancing come next week. There's early-season TCU victim Virginia, projected as a #9 seed. There are five teams- led by #1 seed Kansas- that will be in the Big 12 with the Frogs next year. There are the top three teams in the Mountain West- #5 seed UNLV along with #7 seeds San Diego State and New Mexico- securely in the field of 68.

And then there is Colorado State, at 19-10, currently one of the bubbliest of the bubble teams and TCU's opening-round opponent in the MWC Tournament, projected as a #12 seed.

I don't think the Frogs really need any extra motivation going into Thursday afternoon's rubber match with the Rams. Led by a group of gritty and determined seniors, this year's squad is hell-bent on reversing the public opinion of TCU men's basketball. I'm sure they'd like to settle the score with any of the five MWC teams with which they split the season series this year. But reading between the lines in ESPN's Bubble Watch, it would appear that the Frogs have a chance not only to erase the memory of their 95-89 double-overtime loss in Fort Collins in which three of them fouled out, but also to keep the Rams out of the NCAA Tournament.

What I've loved about this team all year is that there absolutely no quit in them. And we've seen how dangerous Hank Thorns can be when you give him the extra incentive of showing up his hometown- so maybe, just maybe, deflating CSU's season will only be the beginning of his (& the team's) heroics in Vegas this week.

4 comments:

VikingFrog said...

I've got a good feeling about these Frogs.

Cali Frog said...

I was at the USC game in December and after watching that game, the fact that this team is above .500 and has a chance to make the NIT is a testament to how good Jim Christian is. This program is definitely on the rise and CSU should be very scared

Reed said...

see, cali frog can replace EdK with any west coast reporting

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Or perhaps Cali Frog IS edk?