By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer
TCU men’s basketball released its full 2022-23 schedule Friday, and it features a solid non-conference slate and some exciting opportunities for electric crowds at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
The Frogs non-conference schedule, as previously announced, includes a home game against Providence (Nov. 30), a matchup against SMU at Dickies Arena (Dec. 10), and a road trip to Salt Lake City to square off against Utah (Dec. 21). TCU will also play Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 28.
TCU opens Big 12 conference play with a home game against Texas Tech on New Year’s Eve before traveling to Waco for a matchup with Baylor. As Frogs fans well remember, TCU knocked off Texas Tech in Fort Worth late in the season to help secure a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Frogs will host the Bears at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 Other notable home games are a matchup with Kansas for Big Monday on Feb. 20 and a midweek game against Texas on March 1 to close out the home schedule.
Both of the Frogs’ matchups with Kansas will be nationally televised. The Feb. 11 matchup will be on ESPN, while TCU’s road trip to Lawrence on Jan. 21 will be on CBS.
The Frogs wrap up their regular season March 4 at Oklahoma.
TCU is returning every starter and several major bench pieces from a season to remember last year. The Frogs reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018, and were just one whistle away from the Sweet 16.
News broke earlier this week that guard Damion Baugh is facing a suspension from the NCAA for signing with an unapproved agent, but his absence may open up a larger role for Oklahoma State transfer Rondel Walker.
TCU doesn’t have the benefit of flying under the radar this season, though. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports has the Frogs tabbed as the No 10 team in his preseason poll, and TCU is also being called a dark horse Final Four pick by several outlets.
TCU opens its season Oct. 30 against Paul Quinn College.
Jamie Plunkett, firstname.lastname@example.org