December 29, 2009

Men's basketball heads to Texas, where Horned Frogs await

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Northern Colorado has already surpassed its program record for wins before New Year's, but the Bears (11-3, 1-1 Big Sky) have a chance Wednesday night in Texas to add to that distinction with another victory in 2009 against TCU (6-6, 0-0 Mountain West).

Northern Colorado is coming off two straight home wins against San Jose State and Denver and has already defeated Mountain West teams Air Force and Colorado State this season. The Bears cane make it 3-1 in 2009 against the Mountain if they can step on the Frogs tomorrow night.

GAME DETAILS
Date:
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Tip: 7 p.m. (CT)
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Venue: Daniel Meyer Clsm. (7,200)
Radio: 1310 KFKA (Greeley)
Play-by-play: Troy Coverdale
Web stream: 1310kfka.com
Television: None
Play-by-play: N/A
Analyst: N/A
Sideline: N/A
Live stats: gofrogs.cstv.com

THE GAME
After playing just two games in a seven-day stretch last week, Northern Colorado picks up steam this week, playing three games in six days. Next up is TCU on Wednesday night.

THE SERIES
The Bears and Horned Frogs have never met, but NC is 2-1 this season against TCU’s Mountain West Conference and 60-148 all-time against MWC teams. It’s 7-20 all-time vs. Texas teams.

THE COACHES
Tad Boyle (42-61) is in his fourth year with Northern Colorado and fourth year overall as a head coach. Jim Christian (20-23) is in his third year at TCU and eighth season overall.