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TCU men’s basketball determined to play a complete game

Lyrik Shreiner, left, and TCU fell just short to Markus Kennedy and SMU in a 75-70 loss on Wednesday.
Lyrik Shreiner, left, and TCU fell just short to Markus Kennedy and SMU in a 75-70 loss on Wednesday. Star-Telegram

TCU returns to campus for one of two final home games before the team makes the move into the renovated Schollmaier Arena, which, like the Horned Frogs, is a work in progress.

The arena will be ready on Dec. 20. The Frogs will take a bit longer, but the young team appears to be on the rise.

The Horned Frogs (3-3), playing the 2,500th game in program history dating to 1908 — welcome visiting Colgate (2-4) at 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Rec Center.

TCU is coming off a 75-70 loss to No. 22 SMU that was a dogfight until the final half minute.

Dogging the Horned Frogs were unforced turnovers, rebounding and execution in the half-court late in the game.

Still, TCU played a ranked team down to the wire. SMU needed an all-America performance from its best player — Nic Moore — to win.

The loss marked TCU’s third this season to NCAA Tournament-caliber teams. The Frogs have lost those three games by an average of seven points.

Vladimir Brodziansky led the Frogs with 18 points on Wednesday. The Slovakian native leads his team with averages of 14 points and seven rebounds a game this season.

Colgate’s top scorer is Austin Tillotson, who enters with an 11.5 scoring average.

TCU men vs. Colgate

7 p.m. Saturday, University Rec Center, FSSW

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