Texas Men’s Basketball: Gameday vs. TCU [March 5, 2014]

Tonight's game against TCU will be televised on the Longhorn Network.
Tonight's game against TCU will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

(Via University of Texas Athletics)

Texas (21-8, 10-6 Big 12) vs. TCU (9-19, 0-16 Big 12)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7 p.m. Central

Frank Erwin Center (16,540) - Austin, Texas

Hashtag: #TCUvsTEX

(Also Read: Texas Must Guard Against Further Road Struggles)


• TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by Longhorn Network. Paul Sunderland (pxp), Bruce Bowen (analyst) and Kaylee Hartung (reporter) will call the action.

• RADIO: The Longhorn Sports Network and KVET (FM 98.1/1300AM Sportsradio the Zone) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action. Check www.TexasSports.com for a listing of affiliates carrying the game.

• SERIES: Texas leads, 103-62. Last meeting: Texas 59-54 (Feb. 4, 2014; Ft. Worth, Texas)



Texas has posted a 15-2 mark at the Erwin Center this season, including a 7-1 record in Big 12 Conference home games. With a win on Wednesday night against TCU, the Horns would equal the second-most number of home wins in a season in program history (16, set three times previously).


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UT has outrebounded 23 of its first 29 opponents this season while posting double-digit rebound margins in 10 of the 29 contests. The Horns have posted a +7.5 rebound margin (41.8-34.4) entering Wednesday's game. In the first meeting against TCU (Feb. 4), UT recorded a +31 rebound margin (56-25) against the Horned Frogs.


Sophomore center Cameron Ridley has recorded back-to-back double-doubles entering Wednesday's game. During the last two contests, Ridley has averaged 19.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game while converting 14-of-23 (.609) field goals. He has eight double-doubles on the year, including five in Big 12 play.


Texas VS. TCU                                      
• Wednesday's contest marks the 166th meeting between Texas and TCU, and the fifth as Big 12 Conference opponents.
• The Longhorns hold a 103-62 lead in the all-time series and have won eight straight and 12 of the last 13 meetings.
• The Longhorns hold a 60-19 advantage in games played in Austin.
• As a former Southwest Conference member, TCU is Texas' fifth most-common opponent in program history.
• Texas won the first 11 contests of the series, a mark that is tied for the longest UT winning streak against an opponent. The Longhorns have five winning streaks of eight games or more in the all-time series against the Horned Frogs.
• Texas has eight games with 100+ points against TCU.

Senior Night, with No Seniors

The Longhorns play their final home game of the 2013-14 season on Wednesday night vs. TCU. Traditionally, UT honors its senior players and support staff personnel in a short pre-game ceremony. This year's ceremony will be extremely brief, as the Longhorns have no seniors on their roster. The lone senior to be honored will be student athletic trainer Ryan Roe.

Lone Star State Success

Since Rick Barnes arrived in Austin prior to the 1998-99 season, the Longhorns have emerged as the dominant college basketball program in the state of Texas. The Horns have posted a 139-19 (.880) record against in-state foes during the Barnes era entering Wednesday's game, including marks of 29-7 against Baylor, 30-3 against Texas Tech, 23-7 against Texas A&M and 5-0 against TCU.

Horns Looking for Win No. 16 at Home This Year

With a win on Wednesday night against TCU, the Longhorns would finish the 2013-14 home campaign with a 16-2 mark. The 16 victories would be one shy of the school single-season record for most home wins (17-1 in 2007-08) and would tie for the second-most number of home wins in a season (16-1 in 2000-01, 16-1 in 2005-06, 16-2 in 2010-11). Texas also has been a dominant team at home in Big 12 play this year, recording a 7-1 mark at the Erwin Center against league foes. This mark includes victories against No. 8/10 Iowa State (86-76), No. 22/rv Kansas State (67-64) and No. 6/7 Kansas (81-69).

(Also Read: Texas Must Guard Against Further Road Struggles)


James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.