Another tough task for TCU: Smart and No. 9 Oklahoma State

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A

TCU at No. 9 Oklahoma State

7 p.m. Wednesday, Gallagher-Iba Arena

Records: TCU 9-6, 0-3 in Big 12; OSU 14-2, 2-1

TV: TXA 21; Radio: KLIF/570 AM, KTCU/88.7 FM

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

During TCU’s first season in the Big 12, no team gave the Horned Frogs more problems than Oklahoma State.

TCU isn’t alone. The ninth-ranked Cowboys (14-2, 2-1 in the Big 12) have been one of the top teams in the country the last couple of years behind what TCU coach Trent Johnson calls the best player in the country.

That would be Marcus Smart, who returned for his sophomore season after leading OSU to a 24-9 record a year ago. The Frogs (9-6, 0-3) are at OSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla. Last year, OSU beat TCU by 18 and 17 points.

The Cowboys’ disappointing first-round loss in the NCAA tournament is one of the reasons why Smart, who attended Flower Mound Marcus High School, returned instead of entering the NBA Draft.

OSU’s top four scorers returned, including Smart, and Markel Brown, who trails Smart for the team lead at 16.8 points per game. The only major missing piece is post Michael Cobbins, who is out for the season with a torn Achilles after starting the first 13 games. Coach Travis Ford praised the job Kamari Murphy has done in place of Cobbins.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @FollowtheFrogs

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
Cleveland «4Suspended | Box
Kansas City2
Kansas City 9/22 7:05 PM ET
Cleveland TV: FSN-KC, STO, MLB Net
Baltimore 9/22 7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees TV: MASN, YES
Seattle 9/22 7:07 PM ET
Toronto TV: ROOT-NW, SNET
Chicago WSox 9/22 7:08 PM ET
Detroit TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-DET
Pittsburgh 9/22 7:10 PM ET
Atlanta TV: ROOT-PIT, SPSO, MLB Net
St. Louis 9/22 8:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs TV: FSN-MW, WGN
Houston 9/22 8:05 PM ET
Texas TV: CSN-HOU, FSN-SW
Arizona 9/22 8:10 PM ET
Minnesota TV: FSN-AZ, FSN-N
LA Angels 9/22 10:05 PM ET
Oakland TV: FSN-W, CSN-CA
San Francisco 9/22 10:10 PM ET
Los Angeles TV: CSN-BA, SportsNet LA, MLB
Colorado 9/22 10:10 PM ET
San Diego TV: ROOT-RM, FSN-SD, MLB Net
Full Scoreboard
Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Monday, September 22Full Scoreboard
Ottawa 9/22 1:30 PM ET
NY Islanders 
Ottawa 9/22 6:00 PM ET
NY Islanders 
Toronto 9/22 7:00 PM ET
Philadelphia 
Washington 9/22 7:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: CSN-DC, TCN-PHI
New Jersey 9/22 7:00 PM ET
NY Rangers TV: MSG+, MSG, NHL Network
Detroit 9/22 7:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh 
Minnesota 9/22 8:00 PM ET
Winnipeg 
St. Louis 9/22 8:30 PM ET
Dallas 
Anaheim 9/22 9:00 PM ET
Colorado 
Los Angeles 9/22 10:00 PM ET
Arizona 
Colorado 9/22 10:00 PM ET
Anaheim 
Arizona 9/22 10:30 PM ET
Los Angeles 
Full Scoreboard