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Shorthanded TCU men’s basketball travels to Washington

Brandon Parrish, grabbing a rebound Saturday during the Horned Frogs’ victory over Colgate, and TCU face Washington on Tuesday.
Brandon Parrish, grabbing a rebound Saturday during the Horned Frogs’ victory over Colgate, and TCU face Washington on Tuesday. Special to the Star-Telegram

TCU’s preparation for the upcoming Big 12 schedule will receive another test with a nonconference road game Tuesday against Washington.

Tip-off is set for 10 p.m.

Shorthanded TCU, missing three key players because of injury, enters 4-3 and coming off a victory over Colgate on Saturday. Washington is 5-2, including a win and a loss in two games with Texas.

Guard Chauncey Collins was the latest to go down with a leg injury. He joined Kenrich Williams, out all season after knee surgery, and Chris Washburn, who is nursing a broken finger, on the sidelines Saturday.

Collins’ status is day-to-day.

“We’ve got a real good basketball team we’re playing. Very athletic,” TCU coach Trent Johnson said. “We’ve got to get healthy. Then you’re able to have full practices.

But “we just need to continue to go in the direction we’re going and not beat ourselves.”

Washington represents TCU’s fourth quality opponent after losing three games to NCAA tournament-caliber opponents over the last two weeks.

Victory was in reach in losses against South Dakota State, Rhode Island and No. 19 SMU.

“We could have beaten South Dakota State … we should have beaten South Dakota State if we make a play or two,” Johnson said. “Rhode Island, we were up. Same thing with SMU, it was back and forth. When you look at tape, I think, ‘did they create that turnover or is this what we did?’ We had so many unforced turnovers.”

Tuesday’s game is a homecoming for Johnson, who was raised in the area.

Senior guard Andrew Andrews has paced the Huskies with averages of 20.7 points and eight rebounds a game.

TCU men at Washington

10 p.m. Tuesday, Pac-12 Network

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