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Four Big 12 basketball teams earn spots in preseason Top 25

TCU basketball players thrilled at ending 20-year NCAA Tournament drought

TCU men's basketball players Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane, Kouat Noi and Ahmed Hamdy discuss the Horned Frogs' first NCAA tournament berth since 1998.
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TCU men's basketball players Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane, Kouat Noi and Ahmed Hamdy discuss the Horned Frogs' first NCAA tournament berth since 1998.

TCU men's basketball is ranked No. 21 in CBS Sports college hoops columnist Gary Parrish's preseason top 25.

The Horned Frogs (21-12), who reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in 20 years, will have to make up for the loss of top scorers Kenrich Williams and Vladimir Brodziansky.

The Big 12 Conference has four teams in the poll, including No. 1 Kansas, No. 12 Kansas State and No. 17 West Virginia in addition to TCU.

The final Top 25 coaches' poll had Kansas No. 3, Texas Tech No. 6, West Virginia No. 13, and Kansas State No. 19.

TCU finished fifth in the Big 12 at 9-9 but lost Williams, Brodziansky and Ahmed Hamdy to graduation. The Frogs do return guards Desmond Bane, Jaylen Fisher and Alex Robinson as well as forwards Kouat Noi, JD Miller and Shawn Olden.

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