The scores from the TCU basketball games starting next week in Australia are going to be available pretty early in the morning for Fort Worth fans.
Three doubleheaders featuring the Horned Frogs men and women’s teams each tip off at 3 a.m. Texas time (6 p.m. in Australia). The men have two other tips at 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., and the women have another tip at 11:30 p.m.
The games will not be televised, but updates, stats and live streaming links will be posted on the @TCUBasketball Twitter account, the school said in a news release. The “TCUAthletics” Snapchat account will also post updates.
Here is the schedule of games, announced by TCU, with CDT times:
Tuesday, TCU women vs. Hornsby Spiders, 3 a.m., Kevin Betts Stadium, Sydney.
Tuesday, TCU men vs. Savannah Pride, 5 a.m., Kevin Betts Stadium, Sydney.
Thursday, TCU women vs. COE, 3 a.m., Minto Indoor Sport Centre, Sydney.
Thursday, TCU men vs. COE, 5 a.m., Minto Indoor Sport Centre, Sydney.
Aug. 12, TCU men vs. Melbourne All-Stars, 2:30 a.m., Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Melbourne.
Aug. 13, TCU men vs. Longhorns, 11 p.m., Dandenong Basketball Stadium, Melbourne.
Aug. 13, TCU women vs. NITP All-Stars, 11:30 p.m., Marcellin College Gym, Melbourne.
Aug. 15, TCU women vs. Knox Raiders, 3 a.m., State Basketball Centre, Melbourne.
Aug. 15, TCU men vs. Knox Raiders, 5 a.m., State Basketball Centre, Melbourne.
The games will be played under FIBA rules, which means 10-minute quarters, a 24-second shot clock, eight seconds to advance out of the backcourt and legal touching of the ball on or above the cylinder.
The Horned Frogs are touring Australia as part of an NCAA allowance of one foreign exhibition trip every four years. The TCU men have recruited two Australian players under second-year coach Jamie Dixon and assistant David Patrick, both former professional players in Australia. The TCU women have one Australian player.
The teams are due to leave Saturday and return Aug. 16.
The NCAA season begins in November for both teams; neither has announced a schedule.
Sightseeing days are scheduled for both teams. They’ll make joint visits to Bondi Beach, Mrs. Macquaries Chair and Darling Harbor on their first day in Sydney, then Manly Beach and Circular Quay on their first off day. Later in the week, the teams will take in an Australian Rules Football game. In Melbourne, the teams will visit Queen Victoria Market and Eureka Skydeck 88.
The women will take in Moonlit Animal Sanctuary and visit Dromana, hometown of sophomore forward Ella Hellessey, and perform community service at Worawa Aboriginal College.
The men will also participate in a team activity at Sydney Amazing Race.