December 29, 2009

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

Northern Colorado notes | TCU notes

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.

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
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Television: None
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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 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.

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.