Twenty wins apparently isn’t a benchmark to get in the Big Dance these days.
The TCU men’s team felt snubbed by the NCAA Tournament committee, who left them out after a 20-win season. And the women’s team also found themselves on the wrong side of the bubble after a 20-win season.
So Fort Worth will become NIT country this week.
The men’s basketball team hosts Sam Houston State on Wednesday night, and the women’s team takes on Prairie View A&M on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available, beginning at $11 adults, $6 for youth and $4 for groups, at TCU’s athletics website, or by calling 877-828-3764.
Students get in free.
The women’s program is making its 16th postseason appearance, including its seventh overall WNIT appearance. The Frogs advanced to the WNIT semifinals a year ago.
TCU has never lost to Prairie View A&M, either, boasting a perfect 8-0 record against it. The last matchup between the schools came in 2015.
The winner advances to face the winner of the UT-Arlington and Stephen F. Austin game.