TCU men’s basketball books trip to Great Alaska Shootout

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A trip to the Great Alaskan Shootout will highlight the TCU men’s basketball team’s 12-game nonconference schedule next season.

TCU is making his second appearance in the Anchorage tournament, held during the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 27-30).

The Frogs will play Alaska Anchorage in the Shootout opener Nov. 27, followed by a Nov. 29 game against Indiana State or Tulsa. The final game will be on Nov. 30 against Denver, Green Bay, Harvard or Pepperdine.

On the way to Alaska, TCU will stop in Pullman, Wash., to play Washington State on Nov. 24. TCU will also play at Mississippi State on Dec. 5 in the newly created Big 12-SEC Challenge.

TCU opens the regular season at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Nov. 8 against SMU. The Frogs’ home opener is Nov. 12 against Longwood and they will play Abilene Christian on Nov. 19.

TCU wraps up nonconference with a four-game homestand against UT Pan American (Dec. 15), Grambling State (Dec. 19), Tulsa (Dec. 21) and Texas Southern (Dec. 29).

Biletnikoff watch

TCU’s Brandon Carter has been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, recognizing the outstanding wide receiver in college football. Carter had 36 receptions for 590 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also averaged 25.1 yards on kickoff returns.

Lombardi watch

TCU defensive linemen Devonte Fields and Chucky Hunter appear on the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, presented to college football’s top lineman or linebacker. Horned Frogs All-Americans Jerry Hughes and Jake Kirkpatrick were Rotary Lombardi Award finalists in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, respectively.

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