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General Information

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Introduction Page

4-5

Frogs in the NBA

2-3 6-17

18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29

General Information TCU Basketball Philosophy The Leadership

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

Schollmaier Basketball Practice Complex Gameday Atmosphere

Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Academic Excellence

30

TCU Traditions

32

Sports Medicine

31

Travel Accommodations

33

Strength and Conditioning

34

Media Exposure

35

TCU Athletics Success

36

2009-10 Season Schedule

The Staff 37

Introduction Page

44-45

Jean Prioleau

38-43 46-47 48-49

Jim Christian

Bill Wuczynski Eric Haut

50

Cody Hopkins

52

Chris Hall

51 53

Kaitlyn Erwin | J.D. Pollock

54-56

Stephen Gephardt

TCU Basketball Support Staff

The Frogs 57

Introduction Page

60-61

2009-10 Season Outlook

58-59 62-63 64-65 66-67 68-69 70-71 72-73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

Roster Breakdown | TV/Radio Roster Zvonko Buljan

Keion Mitchem

Edvinas Ruzgas Kevin Butler

Logan Lancon Ronnie Moss Greg Hill

Hank Thorns Cheick Kone

Marin Bavcevic Nikola Cerina

Garlon Green

Xavier Roberson

The Opponents 81

Introduction Page

90-92

Mountain West Conference

82-89

2009-10 Opponents

The Recap 93

Introduction Page

96-99

2008-09 Season Statistics

94-95 100-107 108-109 110-112

2008-09 Season Review Game-by-Game Results Departed Senior Class

Mountain West Conference Season Review

Credits

The 2009-10 TCU men’s basketball media guide is a production of the TCU Athletics Media Relations Office.

The History 113

Introduction Page

122-123

All-American History

114-121 124-127 128-129 130-141 142-153 154-159 160 161

162-163 164

All-Time Great Moments | Players Post-Season Tournament History Awards | Honors

Year-by-Year Results

All-Time Series Records | Vs. Conferences

All-Time Lettermen | Lineups | Numbers History

Head Coach | Assistant Coach History Milestone Games

Season | Conference | Overtime History

Endowed Basketball Scholarships

The Records 165

Introduction Page

174-183

Individual Records

166-173 184-191 192-195 196

1,000-Point | 650-Rebound Clubs Team Records

Opponents Records

Attendance Records

The Campus 197

Introduction Page

202

Athletics Compliance

204

Athletics Facilities

198-201 203

Staff Directory

205-07 208

TCU Campus | TCU Leadership

TCU/ISP Sports Network/Media Information

2010 Mountain West Conference Championships

On the Covers

Managing Editor | Lead Designer - Joe Monaco, Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations

Editorial Assistance - TCU Athletics Media Relations Office (Mark Cohen, Andy Anderson, Brandie Davidson, Matt Hoover, Jamie Handy); Kasey Stricklin, TCU Athletics Media Relations Intern

Research Assistance - Chase Illes, Curtis Clay, Ben Biefnes, TCU Student Assistants Cover Designs - Robert Smith, Old Hat Creative in Norman, Okla. Cover Photograhpy - Michael Clements

Photography - Michael Clements, Vladimir Cherry, Glen Ellman, Anthony Vasser, Keith Robinson, Scott Bjornlie, Billy Joe Gabriel of Cowtown Images, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the late Linda Kaye. Photos of Kurt Thomas and Lee Nailon courtesy of NBAE/Getty Images

Printing - Cockrell Printing of Fort Worth

Special Thanks - Previous athletics media relations staff for their past contributions. The 2009-10 TCU men’s basketball media guide may be purchased for $20 for walk-ins and $20 plus shipping and handling for all orders on www.GoFrogs.com.

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General Information Quick Facts

Name Texas Christian University (TCU) Location Fort Worth, Texas Founded 1873 Enrollment 8,749 Nickname Horned Frogs Colors Purple (268) | White Arena | Capacity Daniel-Meyer Coliseum | 7,201 Opened 1961 Conference Mountain West Conference Chancellor Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Interim Athletics Director Davis Babb Department Phone (817) 257-7710 Department Fax (817) 257-7656 Athletics Ticket Office (817) 257-7967

Basketball History

First Year of Basketball 1908-09 Overall All-Time Record 1,068-1,231 (.465) Conference Titles | Last 10 | 1997-98 Overall Postseason Record 14-13 (.519) Years in the NCAA Tournament 7 All-Time Record 5-7 (.417) Last Appearance 1998 Result L | Florida State, 96-87 | 1st Round Years in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) 6 All-Time Record 9-6 (.600) Last Appearance 2005 Result L | Maryland, 85-73 | Quarterfinals Conference Tournament Titles 0 All-Time Conference Tournament Record 19-33 (.365) MWC Tournament Record 1-4 (.200) Last Appearance 2009 Result L | Utah, 61-58 | Quarterfinals

TCU Basketball Staff

Personnel Picture

Starters Returning (3) Zvonko Buljan (Sr. | 6-9 | 235 | F-C) 12.3 P-G | 7.8 R-G (2009 MWC Newcomer of the Year) Ronnie Moss (So. | 6-2 | 210 | G) 10.2 P-G | 2.6 R-G | 2.1 A-G | 0.7 S-G | 0.0 B-G Edvinas Ruzgas (Sr. | 6-6 | 215 | G-F) 10.0 P-G | 3.0 R-G | 0.8 A-G | 0.4 S-G | 0.1 B-G

Returning Team Stats Percentage of Scoring Percentage of Rebounds Percentage of Field Goals Percentage of 3-Pt. Field Goals Percentage of Free Throws Percentage of Assists Percentage of Steals Percentage of Blocked Shots Percentage of Minutes

65.3 (1,291-of-1,978) 68.7 (661-of-962) 68.5 (467-of-681) 81.7 (147-of-180) 48.2 (210-of-436) 53.6 (208-of-388) 62.9 (112-of-178) 36.4 (12-of-33) 62.3 (3,896-of-6,250)

Starters Lost (2) Kevin Langford (Sr. | 6-9 | 240 | F) 13.9 P-G | 4.5 R-G (2008-09 All-MWC Second Team) Jason Ebie (Jr. | 6-1 | 175 | G) 5.5 P-G | 2.6 R-G | 3.7 A-G | 1.1 S-G | 0.1 B-G

Returning Team Leaders

Lettermen Returning (3) Keion Mitchem (Sr. | 5-10 | 175 | G) 5.7 P-G | 1.5 R-G | 1.5 A-G | 0.7 S-G | 0.1 B-G Kevin Butler (So. | 6-5 | 210 | G-F) 3.3 P-G | 3.2 R-G | 0.6 A-G | 0.9 S-G | 0.1 B-G Logan Lancon (So. | 6-6 | 215 | G-F) 0.7 P-G | 0.9 R-G | 0.1 A-G | 0.1 S-G | 0.0 B-G Marin Bavcevic (So. | 6-0 | 175 | G) (Joined team during second half of 2008-09 season)

Media Information

Newcomers (6) Greg Hill (Jr. | 6-2 | 215 | G) Hank Thorns (Jr. | 5-9 | 160 | G) (Will sit out 2009-10 upon transferring from Virginia Tech) Cheick Kone (So. | 6-10 | 240 | C) Nikola Cerina (Fr. | 6-9 | 235 | F) Garlon Green (Fr. | 6-7 | 210 | G-F) Xavier Roberson (Fr. | 6-2 | 200 | G)

Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocked Shots Minutes

Men’s Basketball Contact E-Mail Cell Phone Office Phone Office Fax Basketball Press Row Athletics Website Mailing Address

Radio Station Play-by-Play Announcer Color Analyst Beat Writer Newspaper

Zvonko Buljan (12.3 P-G) Zvonko Buljan (7.8 R-G) Ronnie Moss (2.1 A-G) Kevin Butler (0.9 S-G) Zvonko Buljan (0.2 B-G) Edvinas Ruzgas (31.5 MP-G) Joe Monaco j.monaco@tcu.edu (817) 343-2064 (817) 257-5378 (817) 257-7964 (817) 257-7337 www.GoFrogs.com Daniel-Meyer Coliseum 2900 Stadium Drive Fort Worth, TX 76129 ESPN Radio 103.3 FM Brian Estridge John Denton Stefan Stevenson Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Head Coach Jim Christian Alma Mater | Year Rhode Island | 1988 Record at TCU | Seasons 14-17 | 2nd season Overall Record | Seasons 152-75 | 7th season Assistant Coach Jean Prioleau Alma Mater | Year Fordham | 1992 Assistant Coach Bill Wuczynski Alma Mater | Year UNLV | 1996 Assistant Coach Eric Haut Alma Mater | Year Kent State | 2004 Director of Basketball Operations Cody Hopkins Alma Mater | Year Northeastern State | 2006 Video Coordinator Kaitlyn Erwin Athletic Trainer Chris Hall Strength Coach Stephen Gephardt Administrative Assistant Joan Owens Basketball Office (817) 257-7968 Basketball Fax (817) 257-7688

Team Information 2008-09 Overall Record 2008-09 MWC Record MWC Finish Starters R | L Lettermen R | L Newcomers

Tot. H 14-17 10-5 5-11 4-4

A 3-10 1-7

N 1-2 0-0 7th 3|2 6|4 6

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Frogs in the Pros

Lee Nailon

Year

Player

Pos.

1950

Gene Schmidt

G

1952

George McLeod

1955

Team

Round

Pick

Houston Rockets

-

-

C

Milwaukee Bucks

-

-

Ray “Shag” Warren

G

Fort Wayne Pistons

-

-

1957

Dick O’Neal

C

Boston Celtics

2

16

1959

Ronny Stevenson

F

Philadelphia 76ers

4

27

H.E. Kirchner

C

Cincinnati Royals

5

33

1966

Gary Turner

F

Boston Celtics

3

28

1970

Doug Boyd

G

Portland Trailblazers

8

127

1971

Eugene Kennedy

F

Portland Trailblazers

9

139

1983

Darrell Browder

G

Houston Rockets

4

71

Doug Arnold

F

Utah Jazz

4

76

1986

Dennis Nutt

G

Dallas Mavericks

-

-

1987

Carven Holcombe

G

Cleveland Cavaliers

4

80

Carl Lott

F

Cleveland Cavaliers

5

98

Jamie Dixon

G

Washington Bullets

7

149

1992

Reggie Smith

C

Portland Trailblazers

2

31

1995

Kurt Thomas

C

Miami Heat

1

10

1999

Lee Nailon

F

Charlotte Hornets

2

43

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YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

Totals

10

-

85

8.5

2

16

1952-53

10

-

85

8.5

2

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

Totals

2

-

21

10.5

2

1967-68

2

-

21

10.5

2

16

FG-A 2 2

6-5

George McLeod

200

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

.125

-

-

-

6-7

.125

Forward

PCT

1.000

-

3-FGM -

1.000

-

-

-

200

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

8

15

.533

8

15

Milwaukee Hawks (1952-53)

.533

PCT

-

-

Fort Worth, Texas

-

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

2

3

.667

2

3

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

-

-

21

2.1

16

4

-

-

-

12

1.2

-

Gary Turner

3-FGA -

Houston, Texas

.667

-

21

2.1

16

Houston Mavericks (1967-68)

4

-

-

-

12

1.2

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

-

-

3

1.5

2

0

2

-

-

6

3.0

-

-

3

1.5

2

0

2

-

-

6

3.0

Eugene “Goo” Kennedy

YEAR

GP

1972-73

70

1974-75

74

1971-72

1973-74 1975-76

1976-77

Totals

Forward • 6-5 • 205 • Charlotte, North Carolina Dallas Chaparrals (1971-73) • San Antonio Spurs (1973-74) • Spirits of St. Louis (1974-75) • Utah Stars (1975-76) • Houston Rockets (1976-77)

65

76 16

32

333

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

-

1,809

25.8

365

665

.550

-

-

-

148

232

.638

-

1,532

20.7

281

536

.524

-

-

-

129

178

-

-

-

-

1,453

1,440 271

277

6,782

22.4

18.9 16.9 8.7

20.4

234

194 38

31

1,143

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

Totals

25

0

91

3.6

16

1986-87

25

0

91

3.6

16

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

1993-94

43

9

316

7.3

29

1992-93 Totals

23

66

0

9

68

384

3.0

5.8

10

39

406

.576

352

.551

69

58

Guard

FG-A

PCT

40

.400

40

27

72

99

.400

-

3-FGA

.403

0

0

.394

0

PCT

OR

1 1

7.0

121

266

37

.649

30

50

675

.670

167

.725

8

171

.375

PCT

20

22.

.909

22

14

670

.909

San Jose, California FT-M

FT-A

PCT

.000

18

38

.474

.000

490

.690

FT-A

3

323

87

PCT .000

AVG

318

14

21

52

.214

.404

202 37

1,196

485

PF

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

75

113

-

-

878

12.5

59

92

262

65

387

5.1

240

83

80

5.0

43

1,866

5.6

1,055

373 51

275

5.0 1.6

190 45

Dallas Mavericks (1986-87) DR

TOT

AVG

PF

1

7

8

0.3

6

7

A

7.5

OR 1

Reggie Smith

TOT

167

FT-M 20

DR

.662

Little Rock, Arkansas

.294

240

3-FGM

133

Dennis Nutt

.294

17

0

3

452

17

PCT .370

-

-

5

24

170

3-FGA

5

60

-

-

3-FGM

88

-

-

6-10

-

-

-

6-2

-

-

-

.534

.548

FG-A

-

.551

2,085

Center

-

8

0.3

6

Portland Trailblazers (1992-94)

75

-

-

556

8.6

79

15

59

448

11

12

2

10

100

6.3

299

380

32

140

2,739

8.2

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

16

10

0

7

57

2.3

6

16

9

10

10 5

0

64 7

7

692 65

57

5.9

9.4 2.0

2.3

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

40

59

99

2.3

47

4

12

6

12

76

1.8

15

55

6

65

21

120

0.9

1.8

16

63

1

5

4

16

1

7

4

16

23

63

1.0

1.5

Kurt Thomas

YEAR

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

Forward • 6-9 • 230 • Dallas, Texas Miami Heat (1995-97) • Dallas Mavericks (1997-98) • New York Knicks (1998-05) • Phoenix Suns (2005-07) • Seattle Supersonics (2007-08) • San Antonio Spurs (2008-09) GP

GS

18

9

74 5

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

374

20.8

39

105

.371

0

1

.000

35

46

.761

42

1,655

0

73

22.4

14.6

274 17

547 45

.501

.378

0

0

2

.000

0

.000

1998-99

50

44

1,182

23.6

170

368

.462

0

1

.000

2000-01

77

29

2,125

27.6

314

614

.511

1

3

.333

1999-00

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09 Totals

80

82

81

80

80

53

67

70

79

896

21

82

81

75

80

50

13

48

10

584

1,971

2,771

2,577

2,548

2,855

1,411

1,208

1,584

1,404

23,738

24.6

33.8

31.8

31.9

35.7

26.6

18.0

22.6

17.8

26.5

270

463

535

938

497

1,028

424

901

392

190

126

195

153

3,524

829

391

259

396

304

7,260

.505

.494

.483

.473

.471

.486

.486

.492

.503

.485

1

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

7

3

6

3

0

.000

1

.000

1

.000

2

.000

30

Forward

.233

106 66

76

107

5.9

1.000

8

16

128

.781

144

.815

214

.611

.814

265 184

.750

127

.835

84

.786

92

56

.815

71

53

1,240

AVG

3

75

37

TOT

317

210

138

DR

122

171 216

OR

.663

108

.167

.500

178

66

100

.000

4

3

.333

.667

3

118

.789

80

.663

45

1,621

.822

.765

31

439 24

PF

A

TO

9

25

5.9

271

46

4.8

19

3

67

82

204

286

5.7

159

55

172

343

515

6.7

287

63

160

145 170

102 86

130

134

1,700

361

533 477

517 661

313 293 377

271

4,759

505

747 637

662

6.3

9.1 7.9

8.3

278

341 298

379

5.7

156

24

415 507

405

6,459

5.9 7.2

5.1

7.2

193 188

170

3,081

57 67

66

1,030

9

6.3

666 37

9.0

7.4

73

17

45

406

8.1

99

69

61

800

10.4

1,134

14.0

132

160

113

2

149

310

12

0

153

10.4

AVG

10

87

831

PTS

47

105

162

S

36

82

344

B

98

138

42

79 97

80

51

641

71

1,143

56

890

81

8.0

13.9 11.1

99

79

70

916

11.5

35

29

24

308

4.6

57 46

42

1,112

54 57

58

706

23 56

34

632

455 443

343

8,295

8.6 6.3

4.3

9.3

Lee Nailon

6-9

240

South Bend, Indiana

Charlotte Hornets (2000-02) • New York Knicks (2002-03) • Atlanta Hawks (2003-04) • Orlando Magic (2003-04) • Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-04) • New Orleans Hornets (2004-05) • Philadelphia 76ers (2005-06)

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

2001-02

79

41

1,911

24.2

369

764

.483

1

2

.500

112

150

.747

103

188

291

3.7

175

57

4

780

13.7

147

.000

47

58

.810

64

79

143

2.5

93

10.8

40

19

42

2000-01 2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Totals

42

38

0

0

469

405

68

51

2,017

306

96

5,819

22

0

237

11.2

10.7

29.7

19.0

66

84

415

1,121

136

190

327

869 80

2,366

.485

.442

.450

.478

.500

.474

0

0

0

0

0

1

1 1

3

2

0

9

.000

.000

32

42

43

51

.000

133

165

.111

379

482

.000

13

15

.744

.824

29

32

63

38

.806

128

170

.786

379

557

.867

23

92

70

298 936

2.2

1.8

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

94

96

17

59

851

10.8

45

8

15

341

6.0

4

8

93

60

24

46

26

38

27

32

5

3

4.4

190

109

110

16

3.1

596

298

320

53

1.9

32

7

10

9

6

36

133

164

210

3.9

5.5

963

14.2

2,622

8.6

4.2

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“Christian is a coach who wins. He has a tremendous work ethic and expects the same from his team. His teams play an exciting style of basketball coupled with great toughness.” - THAD MATTA Ohio State Head Basketball Coach The Program

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The Philosophy “Christian’s teams are very well-coached and are difficult to prepare for. He is a terrific X’s and O’x coach and has proven that he can identify and evaluate the players needed to be successful.” - JEFF GOODMAN Foxsports.com Senior Writer

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“Trust is the central theme in our program. You have to trust one another in order to win championships. We want to win championships, and it begins with trusting each one of your teammates.” - JIM CHRISTIAN The Program

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“I take pride in playing an up-tempo attacking style of basketball on both ends of the floor. It’s my goal that anyone who sees us play can easily identify the unselfishness and toughness that are the backbone of our program.” - JIM CHRISTIAN

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“There is a strong emphasis on tough, hardnosed defense. When we get on the court, Coach expects a certain level of toughness and a certain level of effort. There is no reason to ever to let up on the court, especially on defense.� - Kevin Langford Former TCU Standout The Program

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Jim Christian 21 6 2 1

The average number of wins that Christian has recorded during his coaching career. Christian has recorded 152 victories as a head coach, and during his 17-year career, he has been a part of 330 triumphs (an average of 19.4 victories per season).

Christian has recorded 20 or more victories in six of seven seasons during his head coaching career. Christian had the third-longest streak of 20 or more victories for a first-year head coach - behind Mark Few (Gonzaga) and Thad Matta (Butler, Xavier and Ohio State).

During his career, Christian has produced numerous professional players, but has also coached two NFL Pro Bowl players in Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers | Tight End; played at Kent State) and London Fletcher (Buffalo Bills | Linebacker; played at St. Francis).

Christian is the all-time leader in Mid-American Conference history with a .704 career winning percentage in six seasons at Kent State. Christian is ranked second at Kent State in all-time victories and posted a career mark of 138-58 for the Golden Flashes.

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Prior to beginning his coaching career, Prioleau spent eight seasons playing professional basketball in both domestic and international territories. During his playing days, Prioleau played in the USBL and CBA as well as pre-season training camps for the Knicks and Pacers. Prioleau also spent time overseas in Turkey, Italy and Switzerland.

As a member of the UNLV coaching staff, Wuczynski helped put together a recruiting class that was ranked Best in the Nation by The Sporting News in 1997. Two seasons later, Wuczynski helped orchestra a recruiting class that was ranked second in the nation by Hoop Scoop and helped the Runnin’ Rebels average 20 wins per season during his tenure.

Haut was a standout guard for Kent State during his playing days and was a member of four consecutive teams to capture the Mid-American Conference championship. Haut was a member of the Kent State program that recorded a schoolrecord 30 victories en route to advancing to the Elite Eight of the 2002 NCAA Tournament.

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Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

DMC ADVANTAGE .630 7,201 10

In one of the most history-rich arenas in the Southwest, the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum is regarded as one of the best tickets in the Fort Worth community. The Frogs have posted a .630 winning percentage (409-240) since the doors of the DMC opened on December 18, 1961. The DMC remains one of the most difficult places to play in the State of Texas.

The Daniel-Meyer Coliseum can easily seat 7,201 of the loudest and most passionate fans in all of college basketball. For special games, the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum can seat even more, such as the school-record 7,267 fans that packed the arena to watch the Frogs square-off against second-ranked Kansas on December 1, 2003.

The Frogs have recorded 10 or more victories at the DanielMeyer Coliseum eight times over the previous decade. The Frogs established a school-record 24-game home winning streak during the Jim Killingsworth era from 1985-87 and posted a nine-game home winning streak under Jim Christian during his first season with the Frogs.

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Schollmaier Basketball Practice Complex

MODEL FACILITY

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Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex

he Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex was officially dedicated to the TCU men’s and women’s

basketball program in 2004. At a cost of over $5-million, the state-of-the-art basketball complex provides

a first-class environment and facility for TCU players and coaches while serving as the model for

practice facilities to collegiate programs all over the country.

The 22,000-square foot basketball complex features two NCAA regulation courts, office space for both the TCU men’s and women’s basketball coaching staffs, meeting rooms, weight room (specifically for TCU basketball players), coaches’ locker rooms as well as a lobby area enclosed in glass windows where faithful of the Horned Frogs can watch practice and get a first-hand look at the team.

The Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex reflects the commitment of TCU as well as the Frog faithful in elevating the basketball programs to national prominence by giving the men’s and women’s programs the finest

practice facility in the country. Members of the TCU men’s and women’s basketball programs have an opportunity to work out with full access to the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Program

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DMC Atmosphere

TCU’S SIXTH MAN

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he TCU men’s basketball program has the opportunity to play in front of some of the most passionate

fans in all of college basketball. Never a bad seat in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, faithful of the Purple and White proudly show their pride in the Frogs and become TCU’s Sixth Man in the most heated

moments of the game. It’s hard to imagine a game at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum without the Frogs’ Sixth Man.

The gameday experience at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum begins even before the ball is tipped and the Frogs take to the court. From one of the best introduction videos in all of collegiate basketball to the TCU pep band, cheerleaders and Showgirls getting the crown immediately into the game, it’s no wonder why the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum remains one of the most intimidating venues in the country.

When the Frogs are up, it’s TCU’s Sixth Man that helps keep the opponents in their place. When the Frogs need a rally, it’s TCU’s Sixth Man that helps bring them back. When an opponent takes to the floor at the DanielMeyer Coliseum, they quickly realize that they are in for a long night. Players love playing in front of the TCU

faithful, and there is nobody who appreciates or cheers them more than those that pack the DMC every game. The Program

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IN THE HEART OF

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Fort Worth: No Place Like Home

The Heart of Sports

ort Worth continues to wear its cowboy heritage and exude a prop-your-feet-up-and-stay- While The Metroplex is known for housing a team in each of the four major professional sports awhile spirit. Smiles and nods are the norm. Yet, as much as Fort Worth began on the open leagues, it is also the home to several other professional organizations as well as some of the range, it thrives more today as a cosmopolitan city. It marries a proud cowboy heritage with biggest sporting events of the year. a distinct sophistication that sets the city apart. Professional Sports Teams Team League Founded Venue Downtown Fort Worth is a mere five miles away from the TCU campus. Sundance Square Dallas Cowboys NFL 1960 Cowboys Stadium invites patrons to enjoy the 20-block entertainment and shopping venue. Where else can you Dallas Mavericks NBA 1980 American Airlines Center take your pick of more than 25 upscale eateries, see a movie, attend a play, listen to a symphony Dallas Stars NHL 1993 American Airlines Center or dance under the stars - all within walking distance from one another? FC Dallas MLS 1996 Pizza Hut Park Texas Rangers MLB 1972 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Whether it is enjoying a stroll through The Sanctuary of Senses in the Botanic Garden or Other Professional Teams attending the rodeo inside the largest honkey-tonk bar in the world at Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth Team League Founded Venue showcases why it’s considered one of “America’s Most Liveable Communities” on a daily basis. Dallas Desperados AFL 2002 American Airlines Center Frisco RoughRiders Texas League 2003 Dr. Pepper Ballpark There is no place like home to those who live in Fort Worth, and visitors are surprised and Fort Worth Cats AAIPBL 2001 LaGrave Field impressed with what the area has to offer, which is why they continue to come back. Texas Brahmas CHL 2007 NYTEX Sports Centre The Program

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THE METROPLEX

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 estimate, the DFW Metroplex has a population of over 6.3-million residents, making it the fourth-largest area in the country.

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The average number of commercial flights that fly in and out of the DFW International Airport on a daily basis. Flights from the DFW International Airport fly to more than 85 cities on a daily basis.

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The Metroplex is one of 13 areas in the country to have a team in each of the four major professional leagues - Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Texas Rangers (MLB) and Dallas Stars (NHL).

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TCU is located in the fifth-largest media market in the country. The Frogs are covered daily by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which has been recognized as one of the top-10 sports pages in the nation.

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The DFW Metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles of total area with 8,991 square miles of land and 295 square miles of water. The Metroplex is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut COMBINED.

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The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex was ranked as the fastest-growing city in the country by CNNmoney.com. In 2008, the population of the Metroplex increased by 162,250 residents.

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There are approximately 1,500 churches located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Over 59 religious groups are represented on the TCU campus with the largest representation in Roman Catholic, Methodist and Baptist.

Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an Army outpost overlooking the Trinity River.The city was named in honor of Major General William Worth.

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Academic Excellence Kevin Langford

2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

EXCELLENCE IN

Logan Lancon

2009 Academic All-Mountain West Conference

Neil P. Dougherty

2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

The cumulative grade point average for the TCU Athletics Department

2.957 during the 2009 spring semester. This was the highest grade point average for TCU Athletics since reporting began in Fall 1998.

Femi Ibikunle

2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference

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The total number of TCU student-athletes that were selected as Dean’s List recipients during the 2009 spring semester. During the 2008-09 academic campaign, 157 Horned Frogs earned Dean’s List accolades.

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The number of TCU student-athletes that graduated at the May 2009 commencement ceremony while an additional 31 student-athletes graduated at the 2008 December commencement.

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The total number of TCU student-athletes recognized as Academic All-Mountain West Conference recipients during the 2009 spring semester. A total of 115 student-athletes were honored by the MWC in 2008-09.

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During the 2009 spring semester, 27 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 grade point average. A total of 53 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2008-09 campaign.

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During the 2009 spring semester, 50 percent of all TCU student-athletes recorded a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. In that span, 34 percent of all student-athletes notched a grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

193

The total number of TCU student-athletes that were selected as Collegiate All-American Scholars by the United States Achievement Academy during the 2008-09 academic campaign.

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A total of 13 athletic programs recorded a collective grade point average of 3.00 or higher while 15 athletic programs posted a cumulative grade point average of 2.90 or higher.

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Academic Excellence Kurt Thomas

1995 Southwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Year

THE CLASSROOM Schools and Collegs

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

MAJORS - Anthropology; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; Geography; History; International Economics; Modern Language Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Pre-Law Track; Pre-Major Track; Religion; Sociology; Spanish and Latin American Studies; and Writing

College of Communication

MAJORS - Strategic Communication (Advertising/Public Relations); Broadcast Journalism; News Editorial; Film, Television and Digital Media; Communication Studies; and International Communications

The School for Classical and Contemporary Dance

MAJORS - Art Education; Art History; Ballet and Modern Dance; Fashion Merchandising; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Music; Choral Studies; and Theatre

College of Education

MAJORS - Education (Early Childhood | Middle School | Secondary)

Neeley School of Business

MAJORS - Business (Accounting); Electronic Business; Entrepreneurial Management (Finance); Finance/Real Estate; Marketing; and Supply and Value Chain Management

College of Science and Engineering

MAJORS - Astronomy; Biology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer Information Technology; Computer Science; Engineering; Environmental Science; Environmental Earth Resources; Geology; Math; Neuroscience; Nutritional Sciences; Physics; and Pre-Health Professions Track

Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences

MAJORS - Athletic Training; Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Health and Fitness; Movement Science; Nursing, Accelerated; Physical Education; Psychosocial Kinesiology; Social Work; and Speech Language Pathology

James Cash

1968 Academic All-American

Athletic Academic Services Office

Chris Uchacz Director

Kelle Branting Assistant Director

Judy Golden Assistant Director

Shawn Worthen Assistant Director

Wendy Farrens Graduate Assistant

Breanne O’Connor Graduate Assistant

Nancy Weiser Administrative Assistant

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TCU Traditions

FROG PRIDE What the Heck is a Horned Frog?

The scientific name for this Texas reptile is phrynosoma cornutum; in Greek, phrynos means “a toad” and soma means “body” - in Latin, cornutus means “horned.” Their primary diet is 80-to-100 red harvester ants per day. The typical Horned Frog is three-to-five inches long. Horned Frogs are cold-blooded animals that have an unusual pineal gland, resembling a “third eye” on the top of their head, which zoologists believe is part of their regulation system.

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The Pride of the Purple

raditions run deep at TCU, and it begins with the Horned Frog. Some say the Horned Frog was chosen because the football practice field was overrun with the small, spiny lizards. Others say its feisty attitude simply matched the tough frontier spirit shown by TCU itself. Either way, every student-athlete that dons the Purple and White is proud to be called a Horned Frog.

The Horned Frog has been TCU’s mascot longer than TCU has been the University’s name. Four students helped make the decision in 1897 when AddRan Christian College (renamed TCU in 1902) was located in Waco. For over 100 years, the Horned Frog has been the calling sign of those that wander the campus of TCU. The Horned Frog is so popular around the country that ESPN once named it the nation’s number-one mascot. Other traditions at TCU include the school’s colors of Purple and White. The former represents royalty, the latter a clean game. Swaying while singing the alma mater is a must as is learning how to do the Horned Frog hand sign. (Make a peace sign; fold those two fingers and you have it!) Every student needs a little help sometimes so when a big test is coming up, they walk straight to the center of campus to rub the nose of the Horned Frog sculpture. New students fresh to the TCU campus may not have any idea what Riff Ram Bah Zoo means now, but they’ll quickly discover that it’s one of the oldest and proudest cheers in the country. If there is one thing that every student will leave TCU with, it’s the pride of knowing that you are forever a HORNED FROG!

When angered or frightened, Horned Frogs can squirt a fine, four-foot-stream of blood from their eyes. The Horned Frog was named the State Reptile of Texas in 1992.

Alma Mater

Hail All Hail, TCU Memories Sweet, Comrades True Light of Faith, Follow Through Praist to Thee, TCU

Fight Song

We’ll raise a song, both loud and long To cheer our team to victory For TCU, so tried and true, We pledge eternal loyalty. Rah, Rah, TCU! Fight on boys, fight, with all your might Roll up the scores for TCU Hail white and purple flag whose heroes never lag, Horned Frog, we are all for you!

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First-Class Accommodations

TRAVEL IN STYLE

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n order to minimize the number of missed classes by TCU men’s basketball players, the Frogs travel in luxury and style by charter jet for mid-week road contests. The charter jet used frequently by the Frogs allows the program to maximize time and energy on road trips while the first-class accommodations shows

the commitment to giving the TCU men’s basketball team an all-around tremendous experience.

The Frogs will travel over 20,000 miles this season and compete against the best teams in the country. It’s important that the program not only performs to the best of their ability on the court, but also in the classroom.

On extended road trips, the Frogs will bring one of their academic advisors to ensure that the team is keeping up with their classes and grades enforcing that academics is never lacking within the program.

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Sports Medicine

SPORTS MEDICINE

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TCU Athletic Training: A Touch of Care

he TCU athletic training and medical staffs play a major role in maintaining the health and physical well-being of all Frog student-athletes. The aim is to provide the highest level of sports medicine care so those who don the Purple and White can stay on the playing field.

At TCU, student-athletes can expect to receive the best treatment possible by one of the top athletic training staffs in the country. The Frogs have six full-time athletic trainers to go along with one full-time physician, one part-time nutritionist, four graduate assistants and at least 30 student athletic trainers. In addition, the TCU athletic training staff works hand-in-hand with some of the best physicians in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in order to provide all student-athletes with the best possible care. Entering his 25th Anniversary with the TCU Athletics Department, it’s hard to find a more respected or experienced Director of Sports Medicine than Chris Hall. Hall, who works directly with the TCU men’s basketball program, is responsible for the coordination of all athletic training efforts for over 400 student-athletes that represent the Frogs. The Frogs have made student-athlete care a priority by making Dr. Sam Haraldson one of the few full-time doctors in collegiate athletics and employing a nutritionist in Amy Goodson, who works with the department to help TCU student-athletes eat right on a daily basis. The Walsh Center Athletic Training Room is located in the Walsh Athletic Complex, which features multiple treatment tables and full-size whirlpool tanks to provide the latest techniques in care for the TCU student-athletes. In addition, the Walsh Athletic Complex received a newly-remodeled rehabilitation room that includes state-of-the-art equipment ensuring that all Frogs will return to the field in the quickest and safest manner.

Sports Medicine

Dr. Sam Haraldson Team Physician

Chris Hall

Director of Sports Medicine

David Gable Associate Director

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TCU Team Physicians

Associate Team Orthopedic Physician Associate Team Orthopedic Physician Team Orthopedic Physician | Spine Family Practice | Sports Medicine Fellowship Dental Consultant

Athletic Training Staff

Valerie Tinklepaugh Assistant Athletic Trainer

Junko Yazawa Assistant Athletic Trainer

Danny Wheat

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Lauren Crawford Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Strength and Conditioning

TCU STRENGTH Zvonko Buljan

Under the Development of Gephardt

Buljan has added 12 pounds since the end of the 2008-09 season. The TCU senior has increased his bench press by 30 pounds and added 100 pounds to his squat.

Kevin Butler

Butler has increased his bench press over 55 pounds and can squat over 500 pounds. The DFW native increased his broad jump by six inches and his vertical jump by 1.5 inches.

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Ronnie Moss

Despite never lifting weights in high school, Moss squats over 500 pounds and bench presses over 250 pounds. Moss has developed into the emotional leader in the weight room.

Garlon Green

The TCU freshman never lifted weights during his high school career, Green has added 12 pounds to his frame since arriving on campus and has found a passion in weight training.

Edvinas Ruzgas

Ruzgas has added 30 pounds to his frame since he arrived on the TCU campus. The TCU guard has increased his squat total by 150 pounds and has added 45 pounds to his bench press.

Keion Mitchem

Mitchem has increased his squat total over 90 pounds and his bench press over 30 pounds during the last calendar year while developing a leadership role in the weight room.

Logan Lancon

Lancon has added 20 pounds to his frame since the end of the 2008-09 season. The TCU sophomore can bench press over 300 pounds and has improved his explosiveness and agility.

Xavier Roberson

One of the hardest workers in the weight room, Roberson has added 10 pounds to his frame since his arrival on the TCU campus and has improved his speed and agility.

Train to be the Best

he field of strength and conditioning is extremely dynamic and always changing, but the one constant that

will forever remain is the will of the student-athletes. The top priority of the strength and conditioning staff is to make every student-athlete stronger, faster and more powerful in their respective sports.

The Frogs are under the direction of 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Don Sommer.

Overseeing the direction and design of programs for all TCU sports, Sommer has designed a program that stresses competition, mindset development, injury prevention, strength and speed.

The TCU men’s basketball program has the luxury of working with one of the best young minds in the field of strength and conditioning in Stephen Gephardt. The Frogs pride themselves in their intensity, physicality and endurance, and those are the main principles that Gephardt brings to the program on a daily basis.

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In the National Spotlight

MEDIA EXPOSURE

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CU is located in the fifth-largest media market in the country and that means a lot of media attention on the Frogs on a daily basis. Newspaper coverage is provided by the Fort Worth StarTelegram, which has been recognized as one of the nation’s top-10 sports pages, as well as the Dallas Morning-News. In addition to the print coverage that the Frogs receive, every game can be heard over the airwaves courtesy of ESPN Radio 103.3 FM and KTCU 88.7 FM. This upcoming season, the Frogs will have 16 appearances on national television on both CBS College Sports along with the Mountain West Conference’s own television stations - The Mtn. Network. Date

December 8 January 6

January 9

January 12

January 16

January 23

January 27

January 30 February 2

February 10

February 13

February 16

February 24

February 27 March 3

March 6

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TV Affiliate

Air Force

8:05 p.m. (CT)

CBS C

Texas Tech Utah

Wyoming

San Diego State UNLV

Colorado State New Mexico BYU

Utah

Wyoming

San Diego State UNLV

Colorado State New Mexico BYU

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2:30 p.m. (CT)

6:30 p.m. (CT)

9:00 p.m. (CT)

5:05 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

5:05 p.m. (CT)

8:00 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

2:30 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

10:00 p.m. (CT) 7:30 p.m. (CT)

7:30 p.m. (CT)

5:00 p.m. (CT)

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The Mtn.

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TCU Athletics Success The Frogs won their fourth consecutive bowl game and have reached a bowl game in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

FROG SUCCESS

The Frogs hosted their first-ever NCAA Regional as a number-one seed in baseball.

The Women’s Rifle Team became the first TCU program to host a NCAA Championship event.

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The Frogs broke a record last season for the most athletics program to reach post-season action during the 2008-09 campaign. TCU had 16 of 20 programs (80 percent) earn a berth as either a team or an individual.

Jessica Young finished second overall in the 100meter dash at the 2009 NCAA Championships.

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The Frogs were one of three programs in the country to have a football program ranked in the top-10 and a baseball program advance to the Super Regional last season - the other two were Texas and Florida.

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The Frogs had five programs finish in the top-11 in the country in their respective rankings at the conclusion of the season: football, baseball, men’s golf, rifle and equestrian.

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The TCU football program finished seventh in the nation by the Associated Press and USA Today polls. It was the highest-ever finish by a two-loss team from a BCS non-automatic qualifying conference.

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During the 2008-09 campaign, nine athletics programs finished the season ranked in the top-40 in the country in football, baseball, men’s and women’s golf, rifle, equestrian, men’s and women’s tennis and indoor track and field.

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The TCU men’s golf program recorded its 20th consecutive NCAA Central Regional Championship appearance and became only one of four current programs in the country to achieve this feat.

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The Frogs were ranked among the best teams in the Mountain West Conference in almost every sport last season, and 108 student-athletes were honored with All-Mountain West Conference laurels.

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The women’s rifle team became the first-ever TCU athletics program to host a NCAA Championship. The Frogs finished fifth overall for its third straight top-five showing at the NCAA Championships.

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Date

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November 16

Monday

November 13 November 17 November 21

November 23 November 24 November 25 November 27

November 28 | 29 December 2

December 8

December 12

December 20 December 23

December 30 January 2 January 6 January 9

January 12 January 16

January 20 January 23 January 27

January 30 February 2 February 6

February 10 February 13

February 16 February 24

February 27 March 3

March 6

March 10-13

2009-10 Season Schedule

Friday

Opponent

Location

• - Cal State Northridge

Tempe, Arizona

Mid-America Christian University

Tuesday

• - Arizona State | Texas State

Saturday

Nebraska

Monday

• - Preseason NIT

Tuesday

• - Preseason NIT

Wednesday

• - Preseason NIT

Sat. | Sun.

Louisiana Tech

Friday

• - Preseason NIT

Wednesday

SMU

Saturday

Wichita State

Tuesday

Texas Tech

Sunday

St. Gregory’s (Okla.)

Tuesday

Wednesday Saturday

Wednesday Saturday

Tuesday

Houston

Northern Colorado Rice

Air Force Utah

Wyoming

Saturday

Wednesday Saturday

San Diego State

UT Pan American UNLV

Wednesday

Colorado State

Tuesday

BYU

Saturday Saturday

New Mexico

Wednesday Saturday

Tuesday

Air Force Utah

Wyoming

San Diego State

Wednesday

UNLV

Wednesday

New Mexico

Wed. | Sat.

Mountain West Conference Tournament

Saturday Saturday

Colorado State BYU

Fort Worth, Texas

TV

TBA

Lincoln, Nebraska

TBA

Fort Worth, Texas

TBA

Fort Worth, Texas

TBA

New York City, New York

TBA

New York City, New York

TBA

Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Wichita, Kansas

TBA The Mtn.

Fort Worth, Texas

CBS C

Fort Worth, Texas

The Mtn.

Fort Worth, Texas

The Mtn. The Mtn.

Fort Worth, Texas

CBS C

Fort Worth, Texas

CBS C

Fort Collins, Colorado Provo, Utah

USAFA, Colorado

The Mtn. The Mtn.

Fort Worth, Texas

The Mtn.

Fort Worth, Texas

The Mtn.

Laramie, Wyoming

Las Vegas, Nevada Fort Worth, Texas

Albuquerque, New Mexico Fort Worth, Texas

Las Vegas, Nevada

TBA

7:00 p.m.

Fort Worth, Texas

San Diego, California

6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Fort Worth, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

7:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Houston, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

7:00 p.m. TBA

Tempe, Arizona

Dallas, Texas

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10:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. TBA

2010 NCAA Tournament Dates and Sites

Opening Round

March 16: Dayton Arena (Dayton, Ohio)

First and Second Rounds

March 18 and 20: New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, Louisiana); Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, Rhode Island); HP Pavilion (San Jose, California); Ford Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) March 19 and 21: HSBC Arena (Buffalo, New York); Jacksonville Veterans Memoria Arena (Jacksonville, Florida); Bradley Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin); Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, Washington)

Regionals

March 25 and 27: Carrier Dome (Syracuse, New York); Energy Solutions Arena(Salt Lake City, Utah) March 26 and 28: Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Missouri); Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)

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The Staff

Jim Christian Head Coach • 2nd season • Rhode Island (1988)

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im Christian was introduced to the Dallas/Fort Worth community on March 29th, 2008, as the 19th head men’s basketball coach in TCU history. In front of representatives of the TCU athletics department, campus leaders, media members and lifelong Frog supporters, former TCU Athletics Director Dr. Danny Morrison described Christian as a “slam dunk” in finding the right person to lead the program. The announcement of Christian as head men’s basketball coach at TCU was made with praise not only around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but around the nation as Mike Huguenin of Rivals.com stated that “Christian is the best hire of 2008 in college basketball.” ESPN College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas stated, “When you watch Christian’s team play, you see just how good of a coach he really is. I have been surprised that someone hasn’t plucked him out of Kent State sooner, but this was a tremendous hire by TCU and one that will pay dividends for them in the near future.” After one season at the helm, those who stood in the John S. Justin Athletic Complex that afternoon know that Christian was exactly the right person to change the direction of the Frogs’ program. Christian promised change in attitude, change in intensity, and most importantly, change in the culture of the TCU men’s basketball program. Those who watched the Purple and White during the 2008-09 campaign realized that Christian had, in fact, changed the Frogs. In his first season as head coach, Christian guided the Frogs to a 14-17 overall record, and his 14 triumphs were the fourth-most wins by a first-year head coach in program history. Christian almost doubled the average amount of victories of 7.3 wins for a first-year Frogs’ head coach in his inaugural campaign. In addition, Christian became the third coach in program history to win his first game as head coach with the Frogs after TCU defeated Western Michigan by a 67-63 count at the ESPN Charleston Classic. Christian guided the Frogs to some big victories during the 2008-09 campaign, including home triumphs over Wichita State, UNLV, SMU, Colorado State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The victory over UNLV was the Frogs’ first win over the Runnin’ Rebels since the 1998-99 season - a span of eight games.

Under the guidance and leadership of Christian, the Golden Flashes garnered five post-season appearances in six campaigns, including a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2008. Not only was the former Kent State head coach selected as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in two of his final three seasons, but Christian also led his team to its first-ever top-25 ranking after peaking at 23rd in the nation in the Associated Press poll and 24th in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

Opposing teams found out very quickly that the Frogs’ hard-nosed defensive mentality would become their calling card during games as TCU finished the 2008-09 campaign ranked 83rd in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 64.1 points per game. During a three-game stretch, the Frogs held SMU, St. Gregory’s (Okla.) and Colorado to 46 or fewer points, which marked the first time since the 1951-52 season that this feat had been achieved. The Frogs also held St. Gregory’s and Colgate to 40 of fewer points in a game, allowing 38 and 37 points - respectively.

While the Golden Flashes excelled in non-conference action, Christian’s teams saved their best games for Mid-American Conference opponents as Kent State recorded a 79-28 record (.738 winning percentage) while never finishing lower than second in the East Division during his six-year tenure. Over the course of his final three seasons, Christian led the Golden Flashes to a 40-10 (.800 winning percentage) conference mark, including a pair of Mid-American Conference Tournament Championships.

The Frogs proved that they could put together a string of victories during the season as TCU notched their first six-game winning streak since the 1998-99 campaign and also recorded nine consecutive victories at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for the first time in over a decade. It became very apparent to those who watched Christian wander the Frogs’ bench that there was a new attitude surrounding the program. With three returning players to go along with seven newcomers, the Frog faithful became more and more excited about the faces that were leading the new-born program. A big reason for the success of the Frogs last season and their future success came in senior Kevin Langford, who became one of Christian’s prized and most memorable players despite only coaching him for one season. Langford, who earned second team All-Mountain West Conference accolades, began to lay the foundation for the Frogs’ path to a championship with his leadership and influence on and off the court. In addition, the TCU faithful became extremely energized with a pair of newcomers in Zvonko Buljan and Ronnie “Tuffy” Moss. Buljan, a 6-9 forward, was selected as the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year to go along with honorable mention accolades while Moss, a 6-2 guard, became the first freshman since 2001-02 to score over 300 points in a season.

The Kent State Days

Christian came to TCU after serving as the head men’s basketball coach at Kent State for six seasons where he won at least 20 games in each campaign. During his tenure, Christian collected a record of 138-58 for the highest-winning percentage (.704) in Mid-American Conference history. In his six seasons as head coach of the Golden Flashes, Christian climbed to second place on the all-time career victories list at Kent State with 138, which was only 10 triumphs shy of the 148 wins set by Jim McDonald. However; it took McDonald over a decade to record 148 victories where Christian was on-pace to break that mark early in his seventh season as head coach.

Christian’s teams provided headaches for all opponents, but none more than those that stepped onto the floor of the M.A.C. Center (Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center). In his time as head coach, the Golden Flashes recorded a 71-14 (.835 winning percentage) advantage on their home floor, which included a perfect 16-0 record during the 2007-08 campaign. In each of his six seasons, the Golden Flashes notched at least nine victories at home to go along with 11 or more triumphs in his final five campaigns. Christian’s teams notched a record of 62-9 (.873 winning percentage) and were one of 11 teams in the country to finish the regular season undefeated on their home court. Kent State ended the 2007-08 campaign with the 10th-longest home court winning streak in the nation, including 24 of its final 25 home contests with Christian at the helm. Christian’s numbers stand among some of the top collegiate coaches in the country as he ended the 200708 campaign ranked third among all active coaches who recorded at least 20 victories in every season as a head coach, joining Mark Few (9 | Gonzaga) and Thad Matta (7 | Butler, Xavier, Ohio State). Kent State was also one of six schools in the nation to record 10 consecutive seasons of 20 or more victories, joining Duke, Kansas, Florida, Gonzaga and Creighton, with seven of those teams coming with Christian on the staff. The 2007-08 campaign presented itself with one of the greatest seasons in the history of Kent State men’s basketball. The Golden Flashes finished with a 28-7 overall record, including a school-record 25 regularseason triumphs, en route to securing their second Mid-American Conference regular-season and tournament crowns. For the second time in the three seasons, Christian guided the Golden Flashes to a berth in the NCAA Tournament where Kent State recorded a ninth-seed, which was the highest seed in program history. In addition, Christian led the Golden Flashes to their second-most victories in program history with 28 that only trailed the 2001-02 squad that finished with a 30-6 overall record and advanced to the Elite Eight under former coach Stan Heath. For his efforts, Christian was recognized as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year and joined Gary Waters as the only two coaches in Kent State history to collect that hardware on two occasions.

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Under the guidance and mentorship of Christian, Al Fisher was named the 2008 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year while becoming the second Kent State standout to earn that honor in three seasons. In addition, Haminn Quaintance became the third Golden Flash to be honored as the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year while also becoming the first player in NCAA Division I history to notch over 1,300 points, 850 rebounds, 250 blocks, 250 assists and 200 steals during his four-year career.

While Fisher and Quaintance earned Player of the Year recognition, the Golden Flashes also had more award winners in Mike Scott and Chris Singletary, who garnered All-Mid-American Conference second team and honorable mention accolades - respectively. In all, Christian guided 16 players to Mid-American Conference team laurels, including six first-team selections, to go along with four MAC Defensive Players of the Year and a pair of MAC Players of the Year during his career with the Golden Flashes. During the 2007-08 campaign, Christian became the first coach in Mid-American Conference history to win 20 or more games in each of his first six seasons. Kent State notched three winning streaks of five or more games during the season, including a key road victory over 23rd-ranked St. Mary’s (Calif.) in O’Reilly’s ESPNU Bracket Buster. Kent State also earned runner-up laurels at the Chicago Invitational after defeating its first three opponents before dropping a tough decision to former coaching mate Sean Miller of Arizona. Christian made history during the 2006-07 campaign when he recorded his 100th career victory making him the fastest head men’s basketball coach in Kent State history to reach the century mark. The 100th career victory for Christian came on the road at Ball State in Mid-American Conference action and allowed him to become the second leader of the Golden Flashes to reach the milestone. The Golden Flashes recorded their ninth consecutive 20-plus win season and the fifth straight under Christian when Kent State notched a 21-11 overall record, including a 12-4 mark in Mid-American Conference action. That season, Christian guided the Golden Flashes to 12 victories over their final 15 games to reach the 20-win plateau. Under his watch, Omni Smith and Scott were both honored following the season by the Mid-American Conference with post-season accolades earning second team and honorable mention laurels, respectively. Also, Armon Gates became the second player in earn MAC All-Academic Team laurels that season while Rodriquez Sherman and Singletary had the distinction of becoming the first Kent State rookie teammates to be selected to the MAC All-Freshman Team in the same season. During the 2005-06 season, Kent State earned its first berth in the NCAA Tournament under Christian as the Golden Flashes recorded a 25-9 overall record, including a 15-3 mark in conference action en route to securing first place in the East Division. The Golden Flashes went into the MAC Tournament as the number-one seed where they swept the competition in Buffalo, Ohio and Toledo en route to earning a berth against nationally-ranked Pitt in the NCAA Tournament. One of the biggest victories of the season for the Golden Flashes came against Butler in ESPN’s Bracket Busters with an 80-76 overtime victory. That season, Kent State recorded a pair of winning streaks of six or more games with a season-high seven contests coming from January 4th to January 24th. The Golden Flashes were one of the hottest teams in the country at the end of the season during the 2005-06 campaign as they captured 19 of their final 23 games. For the first time in his career, Christian was selected as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year while several members of the Golden Flashes earned individual award recognition, including the MAC Player of the Year DeAndre Haynes. Haynes and Jay Youngblood were both named to the first team AllMid-American Conference while Kevin Warzynski was selected as an honorable mention award winner.

The Christian Principles Coaching Philosophy

“I got into coaching because of the influence of the mentors in my life and because of my own desire to educate and mentor young men. My primary goal as a coach is to help young men accomplish the goals

they have set for themselves on the court, in the classroom and in the rest of their lives. I use my passion for the game of basketball to inspire the student-athletes in my program to succeed in all three areas.” Recruiting

“It is my desire to attract student-athletes who have the passion necessary to be successful in all areas of college life. It is imperative to utilize a systematic approach to locate student-athletes exhibiting the character needed to represent TCU in a first-class manner. All parties associated with the program must understand that the character of young men we recruit sets the tone for the program in all areas.” Style of Play

“I take pride in playing an up-tempo attacking style of basketball on both ends of the floor. It is my goal that

anyone who sees us play can easily identify the unselfishness and toughness - both mentally and

physically - that are the backbone of our organization. I pride myself on fielding a team that is difficult to prepare for on both ends of the court.” Academics

“I never lose sight of the main reason why our athletes come to campus. My coaching staff and I

formulate a detailed and organized plan for each student-athlete - one that incorporates all of the resources

the university has to offer. As the head coach, it is my goal that each member of my program leaves TCU with the tools and skills enabling him to accomplish his goals in life.” Community Involvement

“We must understand how important the community’s support is to our entire university. The players and coaches should spearhead efforts to connect with our community on all different levels. As a program, we will constantly remind community members how much we appreciate and value their support and how blessed we feel living and working in their community.”

Christian notched his third consecutive 20-win season during the 2004-05 campaign when the Golden Flashes notched a 20-13 overall record, including an 11-7 mark in conference action. That season, Kent State notched key non-conference victories over Florida State and Creighton. Kent State received its third straight bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they dropped an 88-80 overtime decision at Western Kentucky. The Golden Flashes had a pair of Mid-American Conference all-star performers that season as Jason Edwin and Kevin Warzynski were both selected to the honorable mention squad. In addition, Warzynski was selected as the Mid-American Conference Sixth Man of the Year. In his second season with Kent State, Christian led the Golden Flashes to a 22-9 overall record with a firstplace finish in the Mid-American Conference East Division following a 13-5 league mark. The Golden Flashes earned their second straight National Invitation Tournament bid that season after reaching the championship game of the MAC Tournament. The Golden Flashes posted their second straight 20-plus win season, which included a nationally-televised win over Creighton in ESPN’s Bracket Buster Challenge. That season, John Edwards was selected as the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year to go along with first team All-MAC laurels. Christian also led a pair of players to All-MAC honors in Eric Haut and DeAndre Haynes, who earned second team and honorable mention - respectively. Christian was recognized as the NABC District 10 Coach of the Year following the season after leading a team that lost an All-American and a pair of 1,000-point scorers. Despite the loss in the scoring department for the Golden Flashes, Kent State still ranked in the top-20 nationally in assists as well as making a name for itself as one of the top three-point shooting teams in the country. The former Kent State head men’s basketball coach earned national recognition during his first campaign in 2002-03 as he was selected as the National Rookie Coach of the Year by Basketball Times after leading the Golden Flashes to a 22-9 overall record, including a 12-6 mark in conference action. After finishing first in the East Division in the Mid-American Conference, Kent State advanced to the MAC Tournament Championship Game as well as the National Invitational Tournament. Christian also guided Antonio Gates, who is now a Pro Bowl tight end for the San Diego Chargers, to honorable mention All-American laurels as well as runner-up for the MAC Player of the Year. Gates recorded a program-record 640 points, averaging 20.6 points per game, to go along with 7.7 boards per contest. Gates was one of two Golden Flashes to earn all-conference post-season laurels as Eric Haut, who is a member of Christian’s staff at TCU as an assistant coach, was selected as an honorable mention AllMid-American Conference award recipient.

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Following a short time off the coaching circuit, Christian returned to the college courts in 2001-02 as the top assistant under former Kent State and current University of South Florida head men’s basketball coach Stan Heath for a record-breaking season for the Golden Flashes. Kent State notched a school-record 30 victories en route to capturing the program’s first regular-season Mid-American Conference title following a 17-1 mark.

In the NCAA Tournament, the Golden Flashes defeated Oklahoma State in the first round before handing Alabama a 71-58 setback in the second round. In the Sweet Sixteen, the Golden Flashes defeated Pitt by a 78-73 score, making them the first Mid-American Conference program to reach the Elite Eight since 1964. In the South Regional Championships, Kent State suffered an 81-69 setback to national runner-up Indiana. During the 2001-02 campaign, Kent State rallied off a conference-record 21 consecutive victories before falling in the NCAA Tournament to Indiana while capturing the conference title by a record five games. With plenty of team success during the 2001-02 campaign came individual recognition as Demetric Shaw was selected as the MAC Defensive Player of the Year while Trevor Huffman and Andrew Mitchell were both selected as first team All-Mid-American Conference award winners.

The Octagon Days

Prior to joining the Kent State coaching staff, Christian spent two years with Octagon Sports Marketing and Management in McLean, Va., as a college basketball talent evaluator. During his time with Octagon Sports Marketing and Management, Christian worked with over 20 NBA standouts where he conducted individual workouts with talents, including current NBA players Brendan Haywood, Jacque Vaughn and Chris Mihm.

The Pitt Days

Christian spent three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh - a member of the Big East Conference - where he served as an assistant coach under his former high school coach Ralph Willard - who is currently an assistant coach under Rick Pitino at the University of Louisville. During his time, Christian aided the development of Vonteego Cummings, who was a two-time All-Big East Conference award winner and former NBA talent for the Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors.

The Miami (Ohio) Days

Christian served as an assistant coach under former Miami (Ohio) and current Arizona State head men’s basketball coach Herb Sendek during the 1995-96 campaign. The coaching staff put together by Sendek that season served as an all-star cast almost a decade later with three current NCAA Division I head coaches coming from that program in Christian, Sean Miller (Arizona) and Charlie Coles (Miami, Ohio) In his single season, the RedHawks recorded a 21-8 overall record, including a 12-6 mark in conference action. The RedHawks earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament during the 1995-96 season.

The Word on Christian Tom Crean (Indiana University | Head Men’s Basketball Coach)

“Jim Christian has earned his stature as one of the finest coaches in the country because of his passion,

work ethic and his ability to make those around him rise to lengths they didn’t see possible. He has a fire inside of him that will excite his players, the student body of TCU and all the TCU fans.” Jay Bilas (ESPN College Basketball Analyst)

“Jim Christian is an inspired choice for TCU and a great fit. He is an excellent teacher, he understands the

game and he is a true leader. Jim isn’t one of those guys that thinks about how he wants to play; he figures out how he’s going to win. He is a really tough competitor; yet he has everything in its proper perspective. Christian is the real thing, and TCU has one of the finest coaches in the college game.”

Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers Tight End | Former Player)

“Coach Christian is a really good coach and his resume speaks for itself. I had a really good relationship with him when he was an assistant coach and head coach. Over those two years, he just maintained a relationships with the players, but he still knew when to put his foot down.”

Herb Sendek (Arizona State | Head Men’s Basketball Coach)

“Jim Christian sustained nationally-recognized success at Kent State and most certainly is a prestigious hire

for TCU. Coach Christian is a masterful recruiter and a respected tactician. He is a caring teacher, an established leader, and a true gentleman. TCU basketball is in good hands with him as the leader.”

Jamie Dixon (Univ. of Pittsburgh | Head Men’s Basketball Coach)

“I’ve known Jim for a very long time, and we’ve been friends for 10 years. His reputation and outstanding

record speaks for itself. His teams are very well-coached, and I’m proud that Jim is the head coach at my alma mater. He’s a special person for a special place.”

Jeff Goodman (FOXSports.com Senior College Basketball Writer)

“Jim Christian is one of the most underrated coaches in the country. All he does is win, and those at TCU are extremely fortunate to have one of the top young coaches in the country leading their program.

However; he's a terrific X's and O's guy, he's shown he can evaluate talent and also has displayed the ability to develop players.”

The Western Kentucky Days

Christian notched a pair of stops in Bowling Green, Ky., as a member of the Western Kentucky men’s basketball program. Christian got his first taste of collegiate coaching under Willard as a part-time assistant coach for two campaigns. In his first two seasons, Western Kentucky notched a 35-25 record, including a 21-11 overall record during the 1991-92 campaign. Christian returned to the Hilltoppers for the 1994-95 campaign where he helped Western Kentucky post a 27-4 overall record, including a 17-1 record in Sun Belt Conference action. That season, Western Kentucky recorded the fourth-most victories in program history to go along with crowns in both the regular-season and tournament championships en route to securing a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

The St. Francis (Pa.) Days

Christian’s first full-time assistant coaching position came at St. Francis (Pa.) - a member of the Northeast Conference - under Tom McConnell. In his two seasons with the Red Flashes, Christian guided the development of two-time All-Northeast Conference performer Deon George and Jason Roberts.

The Playing Days

A native of Bethpage, New York, Christian was an all-state guard at St. Dominic High School while playing under Willard. Following his prep career, Christian was recruited by current Louisville head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino at Boston University where he played two seasons before transferring to Rhode Island. Christian played his final two campaigns under Tom Penders at the University of Rhode Island where he helped the Rams reach the Sweet Sixteen of the 1988 NCAA Tournament. The former standout guard guided the Rams to victories over Missouri and Syracuse before dropping a 73-72 decision to Duke for the right to advance to the Elite Eight. After earning his bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 1988, Christian spent one season playing professionally in Australia for the Sydney City Comets.

Off the Court

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School

Position

Overall Record

Conference Record

1990-91

Western Kentucky

Part-Time Assistant Coach

14-14 | .500

8-6 | .571 | T-3rd

- Received his first step into the coaching profession by Ralph Willard - Assisted a WKU team that finished third in the Sun Belt Conference - Helped WKU finish with an 11-2 overall record on its home court

1991-92

Western Kentucky

Part-Time Assistant Coach

21-11 | .656

10-6 | .625 | T-4th

- Served as a part-time assistant coach for second straight season - Aided a WKU team that notched 20-plus wins for the first time in five seasons - Assisted a WKU squad that advanced to the National Invitation Tournament

1992-93

St. Francis (Pa.)

Assistant Coach

9-18 | .333

7-11 | .389 | 6th

- Received his first full-time coaching position under Tom McConnell - Deon George earns first team All-Northeast Conference honors - Jason Roberts selected to the Northeast Conference All-Newcomer Team

1993-94

St. Francis (Pa.)

Assistant Coach

13-15 | .464

9-9 | .500 | 5th

- Served his second season as an assistant coach for the Red Flashes - Helped St. Francis record a victory over nationally-ranked Xavier at home - Deon George earns his second All-Northeast Conference first-team selection

1994-95

Western Kentucky

Assistant Coach

27-4 | .871

17-1 | .944 | 1st

- Returned for his second stint with the WKU men’s basketball program - Captured both the Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament titles - Assisted a WKU team that captured its fourth-most victories in school history

1995-96

Miami (Ohio)

Assistant Coach

21-8 | .724

12-6 | .667 | 3rd

- Served one season as an assistant coach for Herb Sendek at Miami (Ohio) - Helped the RedHawks earn a berth in the National Invitation Tournament - Served on same staff as Charlie Coles (Miami, Ohio) and Sean Miller (Arizona)

1996-97

Pittsburgh

Assistant Coach

18-15 | .545

10-8 | .556 | T-5th

- Rejoined former mentor Ralph Willard on the Pitt basketball coaching staff - Helped the Panthers to their most Big East Conference wins in nine seasons - Assisted on a Pitt team that advanced to the National Invitation Tournament

1997-98

Pittsburgh

Assistant Coach

11-16 | .407

6-12 | .333 | 7th

- Served as an assistant coach for the Panthers for the second straight season - Vonteego Cummings earned second team All-Big East Conference laurels - Isaac Hawkins captured Big East Conference rebounding crown

1998-99

Pittsburgh

Assistant Coach

14-16 | .467

5-13 | .278 | 11th

- Served as an assistant coach under Willard for his third consecutive season - Vonteego Cummings claimed third team All-Big East Conference accolades - Isaac Hawkins garnered third team All-Big East Conference recognition

2001-02

Kent State

Assistant Coach

30-6 | .833

17-1 | .944 | 1st (East)

- Served his first season under Stan Heath at Kent State University - Aided the Golden Flashes to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament - Helped Kent State collect 30 victories, which set a program-record for wins

2002-03

Kent State

Head Coach

22-9 | .710

12-6 | .667 | 1st (East)

- Began his first season as the head coach at Kent State - Selected as National Rookie Coach of the Year by Basketball Times - Coached Antonio Gates - a Pro Bowl tight end for the San Diego Chargers

2003-04

Kent State

Head Coach

22-9 | .710

13-5 | .722 | 1st (East)

- Led the Golden Flashes to a first-place finish in the MAC East Division - Guided KSU to 22 wins and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament - Selected as the NABC District 10 Coach of the Year at the end of the season

2004-05

Kent State

Head Coach

20-13 | .606

11-7 | .611 | 2nd (East)

- Guided the Golden Flashes to their third straight 20-win campaign - Led KSU to the National Invitation Tournament for the third straight season - Notched a second-place showing in the MAC East Division

2005-06

Kent State

Head Coach

25-9 | .735

15-3 | .833 | 1st (East)

- Selected as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year - Led the Golden Flashes to the MAC regular-season and tournament titles - Guided DeAndre Haynes to MAC Player of the Year accolades

2006-07

Kent State

Head Coach

21-11 | .656

12-4 | .750 | 2nd (East)

- Reached his 100th career victory against Ball State on January 24th - Became the first coach in MAC history to post 20 wins in his first five seasons - Omni Smith and Mike Scott earned All-Mid-American Conference honors

2007-08

Kent State

Head Coach

28-7 | .800

13-3 | .813 | 1st (East)

- Selected as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year - Led Kent State to its first-ever top-25 ranking in school history - Led the Golden Flashes to their second conference crown in three seasons

2008-09

TCU

Head Coach

14-17 | .452

5-11 | .313 | 7th

Air Force Akron Austin Peay State BYU Ball State Binghamton Boston College Bowling Green State Buffalo Butler Central Michigan Clemson Cleveland State Colgate College of Charleston Colorado

2-0 8-6 1-0 0-2 4-2 1-0 1-2 6-4 10-2 1-1 8-1 0-1 5-1 1-0 0-2 1-0

1.000 .571 1.000 .000 .667 1.000 .333 .600 .833 .500 .889 .000 .833 1.000 .000 1.000

Colorado State Concordia (Calif.) Coppin State Creighton Delaware State Detroit Duke Eastern Michigan Florida State George Mason Hampton Hawaii Houghton IPFW IUPUI Illinois State

1-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 2-1 0-1 6-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 5-0 1-0 2-0

Christian vs. Opponents .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .667 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

Indiana Longwood Louisiana Tech Marquette Marshall Miami (Ohio) McNeese State Nebraska New Hampshire New Mexico North Carolina Northern Illinois Notre Dame (Ohio) Ohio Ohio State Old Dominion

0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 6-1 10-4 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-2 0-1 6-1 1-0 10-5 0-1 0-1

.000 1.000 .000 .000 .857 .714 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .857 1.000 .667 .000 .000

Highlights

- Recorded fourth-most victories for a first-year TCU head coach - Led the Frogs to triumphs over UNLV, Wichita State, Texas Tech and Colorado - Guided two Frogs - Kevin Langford and Zvonko Buljan - to all-conference laurels

Pittsburgh Rhode Island Rutgers SMU St. Bonaventure St. Gregory’s (Okla.) St. Louis St. Mary’s (Calif.) San Diego State Shawnee State South Dakota State Southern Illinois Temple Tennessee-Chattanooga Texas-Pan American Texas Tech

0-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

.000 .500 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

3-1

.750

Toledo

6-3

.667

UNLV

1-2

.333

UNC Greensboro Urbana Utah

West Virginia

Western Kentucky

1-0 1-0 0-3 0-1

0-1

1.000 1.000 .000 .000

.000

Western Michigan

6-3

.667

Xavier

0-1

.000

Wichita State Wyoming

Youngstown State

1-0 1-1 2-1

1.000 .500 .667

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Jean Prioleau J

Assistant Coach

2nd Season

ean Prioleau begins his second season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the TCU men’s basketball program after previously spending two seasons in Big 12 country as a member of the coaching staff at Iowa State.

With the Frogs, Prioleau not only serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator, but also is responsible for working with the TCU guards. Last season, Prioleau guided the development of TCU freshman Ronnie Moss as he became the first freshman since the 2001-02 campaign to average double-digits as well as the progression of guards Edvinas Ruzgas and Keion Mitchem.

The Iowa State Days

Prioleau spent two seasons with Iowa State where he helped the Cyclones record 29 victories during his time. In his two seasons, the Cyclones had three All-Big 12 Conference performers in Mike Taylor, Wesley Johnson and Jiri Hubalek and were ranked in the top-100 among in a pair of defensive categories. Soon after accepting the position at Iowa State, Prioleau played an instrumental role in signing one of the top players for the Cyclones in Wesley Johnson. The 6-7 forward from Corsicana, Texas, proved to be a valuable find for the Cyclones as he garnered All-Big 12 Rookie Team accolades as well as honorable mention Freshman All-American laurels during the 2006-07 campaign.

Fordham (1992)

The Collegiate Playing Days

A former standout at Fordham University, Prioleau was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000 after concluding his career ranked second in all-time steals and assists, third in free throw percentage, fourth in field goals made and sixth in scoring. Prioleau guided the Rams to back-to-back Patriot League titles, including hitting the game-winning three-pointer in the 1992 Patriot League Championship Game. The Rams advanced to the NCAA Tournament during the 1991-92 season for the first time since the 1971 campaign while Prioleau was selected as a first team All-Patriot League selection. He also guided the Rams to a pair of NIT Tournament appearances during the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons, including a 25-8 overall record during his junior campaign.

Off the Court

Prioleau and his wife, Janelle, were married last spring and currently resides in Fort Worth. A 1992 graduate of Fordham University with a degree in physics, Prioleau is a member of both the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) and BCA (Black Coaches Association).

The Marquette Days

Prior to joining the Iowa State program, Prioleau spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach under former Marquette head coach and current Indiana University head coach Tom Crean. In his lone season with the Golden Eagles, Marquette recorded a 20-11 overall record and a 10-6 mark in Big East Conference action en route to securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Prioleau was part of a Marquette program that ranked 11th in the country in three-point field goal percentage, 22nd in three-point field goals made per game and 43rd in the nation in scoring offense in his lone campaign. That season, Prioleau watched as the Golden Eagles posted victories over a trio of nationally-ranked opponents, including a 94-79 triumph over top-ranked UConn.

The Wichita State Days

Before his stint with Marquette, Prioleau spent five seasons on the coaching staff at Wichita State where he played a vital role in the resurgence and success of the Shockers in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Shockers earned a berth in the National Invitation Tournament on three occasions during Prioleau’s tenure. In addition to signing the top recruiting class in 2001 in the Missouri Valley Conference, Prioleau helped ink Sean Ogirri (Colorado Player of the Year), Paul Miller (2006 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and 2001 Freshman of the Year), Jamar Howard (Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year) and Randy Burns (Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year). During his five-year tenure, the Shockers never finished below a .500 overall or conference mark while winning 18 or more games in four of five seasons. The Shockers collected 94 total victories during Prioleau’s tenure, including a pair of 20-win seasons in each of his final two campaigns with the program.

The Fordham Days

Prioleau began his coaching career at his alma mater – Fordham University – following an eight-year professional basketball career. During the 1999-00 campaign, Fordham recorded a 14-15 overall record and a 7-9 mark in Atlantic 10 Conference action in the lone season with Prioleau on the coaching staff. That season, Duke Freeman-McKamey was selected as the Most Improved Player in the Atlantic 10 Conference while Bevon Robin earned third team all-conference accolades.

The Professional Playing Days

During his professional career, Prioleau played in both domestic and international territories with stints coming in the USBL and CBA as well as pre-season training camps for the NBA’s New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. Prioleau also spent time overseas where he competed in Turkey, Italy and Switzerland. Following his graduation, Prioleau played professionally for the USBL’s Long Island Surf prior to attending training camp for the Indiana Pacers Rookie/Free Agent Summer League. Prioleau was invited to the Pacers’ veteran camp where he was the final cut made by the team one day prior to the start of the season. In 1992-93, Prioleau played for Yakima of the CBA before rejoining the Surf that summer. Prioleau made his second appearance at the Indiana Pacers’ veteran camp before competing for Grand Rapids and Sioux Falls of the CBA. The following summer, he played for the New Jersey Nets’ summer league team then signed a professional contract in Switzerland during the 1994-95 season. The Staff WWW.GOFROGS.COM

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Bill Wuczynski B

Assistant Coach

2nd Season

UNLV (1995)

ill Wuczynski begins his second season as an assistant coach with the TCU men’s basketball program after spending a trio of seasons as an assistant coach with Florida International - a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Wuczynski played a major role in the resurgence of the Ramblers’ basketball program as he recruited some top talent in Blake Schilb – a three-time Horizon League first team member – as well as 7-0 center Tyrelle Blair, who led the Horizon League in blocked shots as a sophomore.

In addition to his duties on the recruiting trail, Wuczynski is primarily responsible for coaching the Frogs’ low post players. Wuczynski recruited, mentored and developed Zvonko Buljan into the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year as well as an honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference selection.

As an assistant coach for the Ramblers, Wuczynski coached and recruited two of the top scoring threats to ever play for Loyola University-Chicago in David Bailey and Schilb. A sophomore when Wuczynski joined the coaching staff, Bailey concluded his career ranked third on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,933 points while Schilb ranked fourth with 1,879 points after his four-year career.

The 6-9 forward became the first Frog to earn Conference Newcomer of the Year recognition since Lee Nailon in 1997-98 as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. In addition, Buljan concluded the season ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in rebounds per game (7-8 R-G), eighth in field goal percentage (145-of-290 | .500) and 15th in scoring average (12.3 P-G).

The Florida International Days

Wuczynski came to Fort Worth from Florida International where he spent three seasons as part of Sergio Rouco’s staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. In his final season, the Golden Panthers were only one of two teams in the conference to have a pair of players ranked in the top-eight in rebounds per game in Alex Galindo (6.8 R-G) and Russell Hicks (6.1 R-G), who ranked fifth and eighth - respectively. That season, Florida International played some of its best basketball against conference competition as the Golden Panthers recorded victories over Arkansas-Little Rock, who was the regular-season West Division champions, as well as Middle Tennessee State and New Orleans, who were two teams that finished with at least 17 victories during the 2007-08 campaign.

The Loyola University-Chicago Days

Wuczynski was a member of the Loyola University-Chicago coaching staff for three seasons as an assistant coach before accepting a position at Florida International. With Wuczynski as a member of the coaching staff, the Ramblers recorded 32 victories over a two-season span, which were the most victories in back-to-back seasons in over a decade for Loyola University-Chicago.

The UNLV Days

Familiar with Mountain West Conference opponents, Wuczynski spent five seasons at UNLV as both an assistant coach as well as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Runnin’ Rebels. Wuczynski spent one season as an assistant coach under interim head coach Max Good as well as four seasons as Director of Basketball Operations under former UNLV coach and current Portland Trailblazers assistant coach Bill Bayno. The Sporting News recognized the 1997 recruiting class of the Runnin’ Rebels as the best in the nation while the 1999 recruiting class was ranked as the second-best class in the country by Hoop Scoop. As member of the UNLV staff, the Runnin’ Rebels averaged over 20 victories per season and made four post-season appearances: two in the NCAA Tournament (1998 | 2000) and two in the NIT (1997 | 1999). At UNLV, Wuczynski had the opportunity work with several NBA talents in Shawn Marion, Keon Clark, Tyrone Nesby and Marcus Banks as well as USA Olympic team member and NBA standout Lamar Odom and New Zealand Olympic point guard Mark Dickel, who was a standout at UNLV from 1996-00. Wuczynski graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1996 where he served as a member of the Runnin’ Rebels program as a student assistant for two seasons.

Off the Court

Wuczynski and his wife, Shaunna, have one son, Shane, and the family currently resides in Fort Worth.

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Eric Haut A

Assistant Coach

2nd Season

Kent State (2004)

former standout under Christian at Kent State, Eric Haut begins his second season with the TCU

Off the Court

Haut served as the Frogs’ Director of Basketball Operations.

is in her ninth season as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the TCU women’s basketball program.

men’s basketball program and his first campaign as an assistant coach. During the 2008-09 season,

“Eric embodies everything that we want in our players, and he is someone who knows our program and knows what we are trying to accomplish. He was a hard worker when he played for us, and he has carried that same mentality over into his coaching career. He is a rising star in this business and is going to be a great coach

Haut and his wife, Tonya, were married this past summer and currently reside in Fort Worth. His wife, Tonya, A 2004 graduate of Kent State, Haut earned his bachelor’s degree in business. The TCU assistant coach is a member of the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches).

someday,” said Christian.

Last season, Haut held the role of Director of Basketball Operations for the Frogs as he coordinated team travel as well as managed video operations for the team. In addition, Haut oversaw the coordination of the

Jim Christian Basketball Clinics during the summer months and was responsible for the program’s student mangers.

The Kent State Days

Haut spent three seasons under Christian at Kent State after serving one season as its Director of Basketball Operations followed by two seasons as an assistant coach from 2006-08.

As a member of the Kent State staff during the 2007-08 campaign, Haut aided the Golden Flashes to a 28-7 record en route to earning their first top-25 ranking in program history, peaking at 23rd by the

Associated Press and 24th in the ESPN/USA Today polls. The Golden Flashes also advanced to their

second NCAA Tournament in three seasons as the number-nine seed, which was the highest-seed in program history.

During his time with the Golden Flashes, Haut played a pivotal role in the development of former guard Al Fisher, who was selected as the 2008 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, as well as standout

players Mike Scott and Chris Singletary, who both garnered all-conference accolades during the 2007-08

campaign. With Haut on the sidelines, the Golden Flash had eight players recognized with post-season Mid-American Conference accolades.

Haut helped the Golden Flashes post an overall record of 49-18 in his two seasons as an assistant coach, including a record of 25-7 in Mid-American Conference action. Haut also spent the 2005-06 campaign as the

program’s Director of Basketball Operations where the Golden Flashes recorded a mark of 25-9 overall and

15-3 in conference action. The Golden Flashes recorded the conference tournament crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2001-02 campaign.

The Western Kentucky Days

After graduation, Haut worked as a graduate assistant coach at Western Kentucky during the 2004-05

season under former WKU head coach and current University of South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn. In his one season with the Hilltoppers, Haut aided the program to a 22-8 overall record, including a 15-1 record on their home floor, en route to securing a bid to the NIT and a victory over his alma mater, Kent State.

The Playing Days

Haut was a four-year standout for the Golden Flashes during his playing career as he was a member of the Kent State team that advanced to the Elite Eight during the 2001-02 season. The Lansing, Mich., native concluded his playing career ranked second in the Kent State record books with 200 three-pointers and finished with 983 total points for the Golden Flashes.

During his junior campaign, Haut connected on 41.6 percent (84-of-202) of his three-point field goal attempts,

which was the second-highest three-point field goals in a single-season in Kent State history. For his career, Haut connected on 40.5 percent (200-of-494) of his three-point field goal attempts to go along with 83.9 percent (141-of-168) of his attempts from the charity stripe.

In his four-year career with the Golden Flashes, Haut appeared in 123 games where Kent State recorded a

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Cody Hopkins Director of Basketball Operations

1st Season

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Northeastern State (2006) ody Hopkins begins his first season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the TCU men’s basketball program.

“Cody is a great addition to our program because he is very well-known in the State of Texas, especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is young, energetic and brings a lot to the table for us,” said Christian. Hopkins has strong ties to the State of Texas as his father, Jerry, was the head men’s basketball coach at both Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Kingsville. A native of Dallas, Hopkins returns home after spending the previous two seasons at Indian Hills Community College where he helped the Warriors post a 30-3 overall record during the 2008-09 campaign, including a top-ranking in NJCAA at the beginning of the season. In his two seasons, the Warriors posted a 58-13 overall record. During his time with the Warriors, Hopkins was responsible for recruiting, academic monitoring, scouting, game preparation and skill development in addition to his on-court coaching assignments. This past season, Hopkins played a role in the development of two All-Americans in Dwight Buycks and Dwight Hardy while a total of six players earned all-region accolades. Hopkins joined Indian Hills Community College after spending one season at Angelo State University under Fred Rike. In addition, Hopkins served as a coach for the second-ranked AAU Team in the country in Team Texas. In addition to his coaching experience at Angelo State and Indian Hills Community College, Hopkins has been a guest coach at camps at Texas, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas A&M, UT San Antonio as well as the prestigious Kobe Bryant Skills Academy. Hopkins was a two-year starter at Northern Oklahoma where he averaged 12.0 points per game while connecting on 42.0 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. An all-conference selection as a sophomore, Hopkins spent one year at Centenary College before finishing up his playing carer at Northeastern State. At Northeastern State, Hopkins was among the team leaders in points, rebounds, assist-to-turnover ratio, free throw percentage as well as three-point field goal percentage. During his high school career, Hopkins earned All-American honors and captured gold medal laurels at the National Three-Point Shooting Championships. Hopkins earned his associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State in 2006. Hopkins currently resides in Fort Worth.

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Kaitlyn Erwin Video Coordinator 5th Season • TCU (2009)

aitlyn Erwin begins her fifth overall season with the TCU men’s basketball program and her first season as the video coordinator for the Frogs.

In her position, Erwin coordinates and implements the use of video technology for practices and games while preparing materials necessary in creating opponent scouting reports. The TCU video coordinator also focuses her efforts in film exchange while assisting in the day-to-day operations in the men’s basketball office. A veteran in the Frogs’ program, Erwin was the team’s head manager during her undergraduate days where she assisted with in video technology, coordinating TCU’s student managers, gameday set-up and management while helping with day-to-day operations of the office. Erwin graduated from TCU in May 2009 with a degree in communications studies with an emphasis in human relations and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in liberal art. Her brother, Brent, is the head women’s soccer coach at SMU.

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J.D. Pollock

Graduate Manager 1st Season • Kennesaw State (2009)

.D. Pollock begins his first season as the graduate manager for the TCU men’s basketball program after graduating and concluding his playing career from Kennesaw State in 2009.

With the Frogs, Pollock will assist the program’s video coordinator in film exchange in addition to preparing opponent scouting reports. Also, Pollock will coordinate TCU’s student managers while overseeing gameday set-up and management and helping with the day-to-day operations within the basketball office. A two-year lettermen for the Owls, Pollock started seven games for Kennesaw State before suffering a seasonending knee injury. Prior to the injury, Pollock was averaging 9.0 points per game and was coming off a careerhigh 24-point performance against Colgate. In his first season with the Owls, Pollock appeared in all 30 games, including six starts, where he finished fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference in steals per game (1.77 S-G). A native of Roswell, Ga., Pollock graduated from Kennesaw State with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at TCU in liberal arts.

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Chris Hall Director of Sports Medicine

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25th Season

TCU (1983)

he Dean of Mountain West Conference athletic trainers, Chris Hall begins his 25th overall season as a member of the TCU athletic training staff and his sixth overall season as the Director of Sports Medicine for the Horned Frogs.

Promoted in March 2003, Hall became just the second Director of Sports Medicine in school history and is responsible for the athletics injury recognition and care as well as the treatment and rehabilitiation for the men’s basketball program. In addition, he oversees all training support services for over 400 student-athletes that don the TCU uniform. In March 2006, Hall was recognized by the National Athletic Trainers Association with the prestigious Athletic Training Service Award and has served on several committees with the NATA during his career. The TCU Director of Sports Medicine has also developed and assisted with several national educational symposiums at the National Athletic Trainers Association annual convention. Hall is one of the most well-respected medical professionals in all of collegiate athletics and has graced the sidelines for the Frogs over the previous 25 seasons working alongside some of their most legendary coaches in TCU men’s basketball history. In 1999, Hall was recognized for his efforts to the Frogs as he was selected as the TCU Athletics Department Teammate of the Year. Prior to joining the TCU Athletics Department in 1984, Hall worked at both the University of Arkansas as well as interned with the Dallas Cowboys. The TCU Director of Sports Medicine earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 1983 as well as his master’s degree in liberal arts in 1989 - both from TCU. Hall is married to the former Becky Brill - who was inducted into the TCU Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame in October 2008. Hall and his wife have one daughter, Katie - who attends TCU - and two sons, Chris and Jared. The Hall family resides in Colleyville.

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Stephen Gephardt Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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3rd Season

Arizona State (2004)

tephen Gephardt begins his third season as assistant strength and conditioning coach at TCU where he oversees the physical development of men’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s equestrian as well as assists with the nationally-ranked football program. One of the best young minds in the field of strength and conditioning, Gephardt has developed a training regimen for the TCU men’s basketball program that is specifically designed to help each student-athlete improve his quickness, mobility and mental toughness while creating increases in agility, body awareness and overall power. Gephardt is part of a nationally-recognized strength and conditioning staff at TCU, which is under the direction of 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Don Sommer. Prior to joining TCU, Gephardt spent two seasons at the University of AlabamaBirmingham as a graduate assistant where he assisted in the physical enhancement of the Blazers’ football and men’s basketball programs. The TCU assistant strength and conditioning coach is certified by both the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and CSCCA (College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association). Gephardt graduated from Arizona State in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while interning under head sports performance coach Ben Hilgart. Following graduation at Arizona State, Gephardt earned his master’s degree at the University of AlabamaBirmingham. Gephardt and his wife, Meghan, have one son, Kaiden. The Gephardt family currently resides in Fort Worth.

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Scott Kull

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Associate Athletics Director for External Operations 5th Season • Otterbein College (1990)

cott Kull begins his fifth season as the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations where he oversees several departments, including marketing, media relations, spirit groups and the Horned Frogs ticket office in addition to serving as the liaison to the TCU ISP Sports Network.

In his second season as the sport administrator for the TCU men’s basketball program, Kull also oversees men’s and women’s golf as well as the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country programs. Kull is also a member of TCU’s Management Team where he was instrumental in the procurement of $2.3-million in video boards and LED displays for football, basketball, track and field, soccer, swimming and diving and baseball. Under the direction of Kull, a grassroots sales approach has resulted in the Frogs setting all-time highs in seasonticket sales and revenue for football, baseball, soccer and volleyball while aiding in a seven-year, multi-million dollar ISP Sports contact that began in 2006. During his time at TCU, the athletics department has welcomed 52 new sponsors to the family while establishing new records in licensing revenue. Prior to joining TCU, Kull spent eight years at Florida State serving as the Associate Athletics Director/General Manager of the Seminoles Athletics Marketing Office. Kull oversaw all aspects of advertising, promotions, ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and coaches’ endorsements for FSU’s 20 athletics programs. The TCU Associate Athletics Director for External Operations has worked at some of the most highly-decorated porgrams in the country, including Florida State, Florida, The Ohio State University and Georgia Tech. Kull earned his bachelor’s degree from Otterbein as well as his master’s degree from The Ohio State University.

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Chris Uchacz

Director of Academic Services 5th Season • Brock University (1990)

hris Uchacz begins his fifth season as Director of Athletic Academic Services where he oversees the student development of TCU’s men’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s equestrian as well as women’s soccer programs.

Uchacz is responsible for the oversight of all facets of the Athletic Academics Services Office and its’ eightmember staff who all have a common goal of graduating and maintaining NCAA eligibility for over 450 studentathletes. In addition to his duties in the Athletic Academic Services Office, Uchacz is responsible for the oversight of the Department APR, continuing eligibility/NCAA certification, summer school/fifth-year aid programs and housing for all TCU student-athletes. Under the direction of Uchacz, the TCU Athletics Department has received high praise as cumulative grade point average during the spring 2009 semester was 2.957, which is the highest mark since reporting began in Fall 1998. Based on the 2007-08 data, the TCU Athletics Department’s APR was the highest in five years of reporting at 973. For five consecutive years, the overall departmental APR score has risen and now stands at 966. Prior to arriving at TCU, Uchacz spent the previous five years at The University of Texas-Pan American where he served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Support and Student Services. Prior to working at UTPA, Uchacz worked at the University of Illinois as an Academic Advisor overseeing a variety of sports. Uchacz received an Honors Degree in Physical Education from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario where he competed as a student-athlete in both soccer and crew. He completed a Master's Degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois where he is studying the interrelationship between sport, global culture, and the Internet. A native of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, Uchacz currently resides in Fort Worth.

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Joe Monaco

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Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations 3rd Season • Ashland University (2002)

oe Monaco begins his third season as Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations at TCU where he is primarily responsible for men’s basketball, men’s golf and web services.

Monaco came to TCU after three years at The University of Texas-Pan American where he served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations and Director of Athletics Media Relations. Monaco has served on the media staff for the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and 2007 NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen. Monaco and his wife, Mindi, reside in Arlington with their dog, Jaxon. Monaco earned his master’s degree in sports communications and journalism in 2002 and his master’s degree in sport education in 2004 - both from Ashland.

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Evan Spoon

Marketing Assistant 2nd Season • North Greenville University (2009)

van Spoon begins his second season as an assistant with the TCU Athletics Marketing Office where he oversees marketing responsibilities for men’s basketball and women’s soccer.

Spoon graduated from North Greenville University where he was a two-sport athlete in soccer and tennis for the Crusaders. During his time at North Greenville, Sppon was a member of the Sports Management Society. A 2009 graduate of North Greenville University, Spoon earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business administration. The Rock Hill, S.C., native now resides in Fort Worth.

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Joan Owens

Administrative Assistant • 12th Season

oan Owens begins her 12th season as the Administrative Assistant for the TCU men’s basketball program where she is responsible for handling all correspondence, communications, day-to-day operations and special projects for head coach Jim Christian as well as the entire TCU coaching staff.

In addition, Owens also coordinates travel arrangements during recruiting season for the TCU coaching staff and plays a vital role in the registration and organization of the Jim Christian Summer Basketball Clinics. Owens and her husband, Warren, have four children - Dr. Andrew Owens (M.D. at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis), Lindsay (2001 TCU graduate), Steven (2004 TCU graduate) and Mitch (currently a senior at TCU).

Student Managers

Chip Cunningham

Travis Masterson

Kevin Bartlett

John Carney

Luther Wilson

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Roster Breakdown No.

Name

Pos.

15

Zvonko Buljan

F-C

30

Marin Bavcevic

24

Kevin Butler

33

Garlon Green

21 25 45 12 22 5 2

13 10

Nikola Cerina Greg Hill

Cheick Kone

Logan Lancon

Keion Mitchem Ronnie Moss

Xaver Roberson

Edvinas Ruzgas * - Hank Thorns

Ht.

Alphabetical Roster Wt.

Cl.

Exp.

Hometown

Last School | High School

235

Sr.

1L

Split, Croatia

Vincennes University | Obrtnicka Skola

G

6-0

175

G-F

6-5

210

6-9

F-C

6-9

G-F

6-7

G

6-2

C

6-10

G-F G G

Fr.

210

Fr.

215

Jr.

240

So.

So.

6-2

210

So.

6-6

G

240

215

6-2

G-F

So.

6-6 6-0

G

So.

5-9

175

Sr.

200

Fr.

215

Sr.

160

Jr.

Sq.

Split, Croatia

1L

The Patterson School

Duncanville, Texas

HS

Topola Oplenac, Serbia

HS Tr. 1L

Hightower High School

Mali, Africa

Howard College

Houston, Texas

3L

Rochester, New York

1L

Fort Worth, Texas

HS

Houston, Texas

1L

Vilnius, Lithuania

Tr.

Nikola Tesla Secondary School

Missouri City, Texas Gary, Indiana

Tr.

Duncanville High School

Las Vegas, Nevada

Midland College | Merrillville High School Clear Creek High School

East Rochester High School Christian Life Academy

Mississippi Elite Christian Academy

Weatherford College | The Miller School

Virginia Tech | Las Vegas Valley High School

* - Will sit out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA Transfer Rules

Numerical Roster

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Exp.

Hometown

Last School | High School

5

Ronnie Moss

G

6-2

210

So.

1L

Fort Worth, Texas

Christian Life Academy

2

10 12 13 15 21 22 24 25 30 33 45

Xaver Roberson * - Hank Thorns Logan Lancon

Edvinas Ruzgas Zvonko Buljan Nikola Cerina

Keion Mitchem Kevin Butler Greg Hill

Marin Bavcevic Garlon Green Cheick Kone

G

6-2

G

5-9

G-F

6-6

G-F

6-6

F-C

6-9

F-C

6-9

G

6-0

G-F

6-5

G

6-2

G

6-0

G-F

6-7

C

6-10

200

Fr.

160

Jr.

215

So.

215

Sr.

235

Sr.

240

Fr.

175

Sr.

210

So.

215

Jr.

175

So.

210

Fr.

240

So.

HS

Houston, Texas

Tr.

Las Vegas, Nevada

1L

Houston, Texas

1L

Vilnius, Lithuania

1L

Split, Croatia

HS

Topola Oplenac, Serbia

3L 1L

Sq.

Weatherford College | The Miller School Vincennes University | Obrtnicka Skola Nikola Tesla Secondary School

Gary, Indiana

Midland College | Merrillville High School

Missouri City, Texas

Tr.

Clear Creek High School

East Rochester High School

Split, Croatia

HS

Virginia Tech | Las Vegas Valley High School

Rochester, New York Duncanville, Texas

Tr.

Mississippi Elite Christian Academy

Mali, Africa

Duncanville High School The Patterson School

Hightower High School Howard College

* - Will sit out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA Transfer Rules

Head Coach

Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Director of Basketball Operations Video Coordinator

Graduate Manager

Director of Sports Medicine

Strength and Conditioning Coach First

Marin Bavcevic

MAR-in

Nikola Cerina

NICK-oo-la

Zvonko Buljan Garlon Green Cheick Kone

Logan Lancon

Keion Mitchem

z-VON-ko GAR-lin

Duncanville Missouri City Fort Worth Houston Houston

Kennesaw State (2009)

Indiana Greg Hill

Gary

Arizona State (2002)

New York Keion Mitchem

Rochester

New York Hank Thorns

Las Vegas

International Cheick Kone Marin Bavcevic Zvonko Buljan Edvinas Ruzgas Nikola Cerina

Africa Croatia Croatia Lithuania Serbia

2nd season

Rhode Island (1988)

Bill Wuczynski

2nd season

UNLV (1995)

Eric Haut

Cody Hopkins Kaitlyn Erwin J.D. Pollock Chris Hall

Stephen Gephardt

2nd season

Fordham (1992)

2nd season

Kent State (2004)

1st season

Northeastern State (2006)

1st season

TCU (2009)

1st season

25th season

TCU (1983)

3rd season

Pronunciation Guide Last

Name

First

Last

BULL-yawn

Edvinas Ruzgas

ED-vi-NAS

Rooz-gis

BAS-i-vich SIR-ri-na

SHH-eck

Ka-on

KEY-on

MITCH-im

Lo-gan

Texas Kevin Butler Garlon Green Ronnie Moss Logan Lancon Xavier Roberson

Jim Christan

Jean Prioleau

Assistant Coach

Name

Geographic Breakdown

TCU Men’s Basketball Staff

LAN-sawn

Xavier Roberson

TCU Coaching Staff Eric Haut

Jean Prioleau

Bill Wuczynski

JA-on

RO-ber-son

Ha-out

PRE-low

WOO-zin-ski

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Xavier Roberson

2

G • 6-2 • 200 Fr. • HS Houston, Texas Mississippi Elite Christian Academy

Zvonko Buljan

F-C • 6-9 • 235 Sr. • 1L Split, Croatia Vincennes University

15

Marin Bavcevic

G • 6-0 • 175 So. • Sq. Split, Croatia The Patterson School

30

Jim Christian

Head Coach 2nd Season • Rhode Island (1988)

|

Ronnie Moss

G • 6-2 • 210 So. • 1L Fort Worth, Texas Christian Life Academy

5

Nikola Cerina

21

F-C • 6-9 • 235 Fr. • HS Vrsac, Serbia Nikola Tesla Secondary School

Garlon Green

G-F • 6-7 • 210 Fr. • HS Missouri City, Texas Hightower High School

33

Jean Prioleau

Assistant Coach 2nd Season • Fordham (1992)

Radio Roster

Hank Thorns

G • 5-9 • 160 Jr. • RS Las Vegas, Nevada Virginia Tech

10

Keion Mitchem

22

G • 5-10 • 175 Sr. • 3L Rochester, New York Rochester East High School

Logan Lancon

12

G-F • 6-6 • 215 So. • 1L Houston, Texas Clear Creek High School

Kevin Butler

24

G-F • 6-5 • 210 So. • 1L Duncanville, Texas Duncanville High School

Edvinas Ruzgas

G-F • 6-6 • 215 Sr. • 1L Vilnius, Lithuania Weatherford College

13

Greg Hill

G • 6-2 • 215 Jr. • Tr. Gary, Indiana Midland College

25

Cheick Kone

C • 6-10 • 240 So. • Tr. Mali, Africa Howard College

45

Bill Wuczynski

Assistant Coach 2nd Season • UNLV (1995)

Eric Haut

Assistant Coach 2nd Season • Kent State (2004)

Cody Hopkins

Director of Basketball Operations 1st Season • Northeastern State (2006)

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Players’ Preseason Poll

The 2009-10 TCU men’s basketball team gathered together in early October and participated in a 29-question player poll, supplying the name of a teammate for a variety of categories. Self votes were not allowed and only players with multiple votes are shown below: Who’s the Best Dresser?

Who’s the Smartest in the Classroom?

Winner:

Winner:

Others Receiving Votes:

Winner:

Nicola Cerina (7 votes)

Winner:

Hank Thorns (4 votes)

Kevin Butler (3 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Logan Lancon (3 votes)

Who’s the Best Rapper? Winner:

Marin Bavcevic (3 votes)

Xavier Roberson (12 votes)

Who’s the Biggest Comedian? Winner:

Who’s the Worst Singer? Winner:

Zvonko Buljan (9 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Zvonko Buljan (4 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Ronnie Moss (2 votes)

Logan Lancon (3 votes) Cheick Kone (2 votes)

Who’s the Most Outgoing? Winner:

Who’s the Best Video Game Player? Winner:

Ronnie Moss (9 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Zvonko Buljan (2 votes)

Greg Hill (10 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Others Receiving Votes:

Winner:

Who’s the Smartest on the Court?

Others Receiving Votes:

Kevin Butler (9 votes)

Who’s the Worst Dancer?

Logan Lancon (4 votes)

Who’s the Worst Dresser?

Winner:

Ronnie Moss (2 votes)

Marin Bavcevic (7 votes)

Hank Thorns (12 votes)

Who’s the Best Dancer?

Nicola Cerina (6 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Kevin Butler (2 votes)

Marin Bavcevic (2 votes)

Edvinas Ruzgas (2 votes) Who has the Cleanest Locker? Winner:

Keion Mitchem (8 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Hank Thorns (2 votes)

Who’s the Dirtiest Locker? Winner:

Garlon Green (6 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Logan Lancon (3 votes) Kevin Butler (3 votes)

Hank Thorns (2 votes)

Who’s the Worst Video Game Player? Winner:

Keion Mitchem (9 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Zvonko Buljan (2 votes)

Who’s the Best Trash Talker? Winner:

Ronnie Moss (7 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Zvonko Buljan (3 votes) Greg Hill (2 votes)

Who’s the Worst Trash Talker? Winner:

Marin Bavcevic (8 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Edvinas Ruzgas (2 votes)

Ronnie Moss received the Most Votes in four categories: Most Competitive, Most Outgoing, Best Trash Talker and Most Impressive in the Weight Room.

Zvonko Buljan (2 votes)

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Players’ Preseason Poll

Keion Mitchem Received the Most Votes for: Most Reserved, Cleaniest Locker, Fastest Player, Worst Video Game Player and Last Player on Team to get Married.

Who’s the Most Reserved?

Who will be the Best Head Coach in

Winner:

the Future?

Winner:

Keion Mitchem (5 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Marin Bavcevic (9 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Edvinas Ruzgas (4 votes)

Hank Thorns (2 votes)

Marin Bavcevic (2 votes)

Who’s the Fastest Player?

Who’s the Most Gifted Athlete?

Winner:

Winner:

Keion Mitchem (7 votes)

Garlon Green (12 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Hank Thorns (3 votes)

Who’s the First to get Married?

Winner:

Ronnie Moss (2 votes)

Zvonko Buljan (12 votes)

Who’s the Hardest Worker? Winner:

Who’s the Last to get Married?

Winner:

Xavier Roberson (5 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Keion Mitchem (7 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Ronnie Moss (3 votes) Cheick Kone (2 votes)

Ronnis Moss (2 votes)

Garlon Green (1.5 votes)

Kevin Butler (2 votes)

Who’s the Most Impressive in the Weight Room?

Winner:

Ronnie Moss (9 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Logan Lancon (2 votes)

Who’s the Most Likely to Become a Millionaire (not by playing basketball)?

Winner:

Marin Bavcevic (6 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Logan Lancon (5 votes)

Who’s the Biggest Eater? Winner:

Kevin Butler (6 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Nikola Cerina (2 votes) Cheick Kone (2 votes)

Who’s the Most Likely to End Up on a Reality TV Show?

Who’s the Most Competitive?

Who’s the Best Dunker?

Winner:

Garlon Green (12 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Winner:

Winner:

Ronnie Moss (7 votes)

Others Receiving Votes:

Xavier Roberson (3 votes)

Greg Hill (4.5 votes)

Ronnie Moss (3.5 votes) Zvonko Buljan (2 votes)

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Zvonko Buljan

Forward • 6-9 • 235 • Senior • Split, Croatia • Vincennes University (Obrtnicka Skola)

I

2008-09 | Junior Season

n his first season with the Frogs, Buljan was selected as the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year in addition to earning honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference accolades... became the first TCU player since Lee Nailon in the 199798 season to earn Conference Newcomer of the Year accolades... concluded the season by averaging 12.3 points and a teamhigh 7.8 rebounds per game... ranked second in the conference in rebounds per game (7.8 R-G), third in offensive rebounds per game (2.13 R-G), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (5.71 R-G), eighth in field goal percentage (145-of-290 | .500), and 15th in scoring average (12.3 P-G)... ranked first in the Mountain West Conference in offensive rebounds per game (2.19) and second in defensive rebounds per game (6.75 R-G) in conference games... garnered Mountain West Conference Player of the Week accolades on January 12th after averaging 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in victories over Texas Tech and UNLV... ranked first on the Frogs in double-digit scoring performances (21) and notched nine double-doubles (points | rebounds), which were the most for a TCU player since Jamal Brown (9) during the 2001-02 campaign... ranked 87th among all NCAA Division I players in rebounds per game (7.8 R-G)... recognized by The Sporting News as one of the top international players in college basketball during the 2008-09 campaign, ranking 21st in the country... ranked second on the team in field goals made (145), field goal attempts (290), free throws made (63) and free throw attempts (87)... ranked third in three-point field goals made (28), three-point field goal percentage (28-of-80 | .350), assists (55) and steals (27)... recorded a career-high 20 points on three occasions, including a 20-point performance against Utah (Mar. 12) in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament... collected 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point arc, while notching 13 rebounds and three assists in an 80-73 triumph over UNLV (Jan. 10)... scored 20 points to go along with eight rebounds and a career-high five steals in a home triumph over the Air Force Academy (Feb. 18)... recorded his first career double-double on the road at Colorado (Dec. 3) following a 15-point, 10-rebound performance... notched three consecutive double-doubles against conference-foes UNLV (Jan. 10), BYU (Jan. 13) and Air Force (Jan. 17)... collected 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including a career-high three three-pointers, to go along with 11 rebounds on the road at the Air Force Academy (Jan. 17)... collected 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds on the road at Indiana (Dec. 10)... notched 16 points to go along with a career-high 16 rebounds on the road at The Pit against New Mexico (Feb. 24)... scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the Mountain West Conference opener against Colorado State (Jan. 3)... scored 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds against BYU (Feb. 14) at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum... notched a double-double against San Diego State (Feb. 28) following an 11-point, 11-rebound performance.

Career Highs

Getting to Know Zvonko...

Points

Nickname:

Field Goals Made

Future Plans:

Field Goal Attempts

What I Drive:

Field Goal Percentage

Favorite TV Show:

20

3x - last vs. Utah (3/12/09)

8

“Z”

2x - last vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

15

at UNLV (2/10/09)

Play Professional Basketball

I walk baby...

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

(Minimum Five Made)

.857 (7-of-8) vs. St. Gregory’s (11/29/08)

Favorite Movie: Every Friday movie

3-Point Field Goals Made 3

2x - last at Air Force (1/17/09)

Favorite Internet Site: Facebook

3-Point Field Goal Attempts 6

at New Mexico (2/24/09)

Favorite Dinner: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Cevapi

(Minimum Three Made)

1.000 (3-of-3) vs. Wichita State (12/8/08)

Favorite Midnight Snack: Cinnamon Rolls

Free Throws Made

2006-08 | Vincennes University

Buljan came to the Frogs from a Vincennes University program that recorded a 28-6 overall record, including a 16-0 mark at home, during the 2007-08 campaign... concluded his sophomore season by averaging 12.7 points and team-high 9.0 rebounds per game while connecting on 53.7 percent (161-of-300) of his field goal attempts... recorded 12 double-doubles (points | rebounds) during his sophomore season while notching 13 games of 10 or more boards... posted one of his biggest games of the season in a 108-63 victory over Clark State where he collected a game-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with 18 rebounds, including 11 offensive boards, and four assists... finished with 14 points to go along with a season-high 18 rebounds with three steals and two assists in the second meeting of the season against Clark State... recorded a 22-point, 12-rebound effort in the Blazers’ 105-60 victory over Spoon River Community College where he connected on a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe... led Vincennes to a NJCAA Distrcit III Championship and a spot at the NJCAA National Championship in Hutchinson, Kan., during his sophomore season... guided the Blazers to the second round of the NJCAA National Championships before dropping a 74-67 decision to Paris Junior College... aided a high-powered offense as the Blazers were one of the top-scoring teams in District III with an 84.3 points per game average during the 2007-08 campaign... guided his junior college program to a 25-8 overall record, including a 15-3 mark on their home court, during his freshman campaign... concluded the 2005-06 season by averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 49.7 percent (88-of-177) from the field... notched his first double-double of the season in the District III Championship Game with a 12-point, 14-board performance, including 10 offensive boards, in an 84-58 victory over Lake Region State.

Prep Career

A native of Split, Croatia, Buljan earned a wealth of international experience as he was a member of the Croatian Junior National Team for a pair of seasons... graduated from Obrtnicka Skola.

From the Charity Stripe

Buljan is the son of Vjeko and Bosiljka Buljan... born on February 6, 1987... has one sister, Vjekica... majoring in communications.

7

at Wyoming (2/21/09)

Favorite NBA Team: Denver Nuggets

Free Throw Attempts 8

at Wyoming (2/21/09)

In My iPod:

Croatian Music and Cajke

Free Throw Percentage (Minimum Five Made)

My Biggest Thrill to Date:

Rebounds

On the Walls of My Room:

Offensive Rebounds

As a Kid, I Pretended to be:

Defensive Rebounds

My “Dream Team” Would Be:

1.000 (6-of-6); 2x - last vs. Air Force (2/18/09)

16

at New Mexico (2/24/09)

5

Basketball Posters

vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

14

Becoming the person I am today

A ninja

at New Mexico (2/24/09)

Toni Kukoc; Carmelo Anthony; Tracy McGrady; Kenyon Martin; and of course, Me

Assists 5

vs. Wyoming (1/21/09)

My Greatest Influence: My mom

Steals 5

vs. Air Force (2/18/09)

My Proudest Accomplishment: MWC Newcomer of the Year

Blocked Shots 1

6x; last at Wyoming (2/21/09)

My Bucket List:

1 - Travel around the world

2 - Win the conference championship

Minutes Played YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

Totals

31

26

828

26.7

145

290

.500

28

80

.350

63

87

.724

66

2008-09

31

26

828

26.7

145

290

.500

28

80

.350

63

87

.724

66

37

DR

177 177

at Indiana (12/10/08) TOT

AVG

PF

243

7.8

84

243

7.8

84

3 - Have a great life and family

A

TO

B

55

91

6

55

91

6

S

PTS

AVG

27

381

12.3

27

381

12.3

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The Frogs

Keion Mitchem

Guard • 6-0 • 175 • Senior • Rochester, New York • Rochester East High School

M

2008-09 | Junior Season

itchem posted the best season of his TCU career during the 2008-09 campaign as he appeared in all 31 games while earning 18 spots in the starting rotation... recorded career-highs in 21 statistical categories, including points per game (5.7 P-G), total points (178), minutes played (689) and minutes played per game (22.2 MP-G)... collected eight double-digit scoring performances this past season... scored a career-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 5-of-7 from behind the threepoint line, in the Mountain West Conference opener against Colorado State (Jan. 3)... scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with three assists in 32 minutes of action on the road at New Mexico (Feb. 24)... scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-3 from behind the three-point line, to go along with four rebounds in a road victory over Colorado (Dec. 3)... notched 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting to go along with three assists in a road victory over Big 12 Conference-opponent Texas Tech (Jan. 6)... scored 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting, including 4-of-5 from the free throw line, in a conference triumph over the Air Force Academy (Feb. 18)... scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting on a home victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 6)... notched 10 points on the road on two occasions at Indiana (Dec. 10) and Utah (Mar. 7)... finished the season ranked second on the team in three-point field goals made (30) and three-point field goal percentage (30-of-79 | .380) and third in three-point field goal attempts (79)... ranked fourth on the team in assists (46) and fifth in total points (178), scoring average (5.7 P-G), field goals made (61) and field goal attempts (157).

Career Highs

Getting to Know Keion...

Points

What I Drive:

Field Goals Made

Favorite Movie:

Field Goal Attempts

In my IPod:

19

vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

7

My shoes

at New Mexico (2/24/09)

18

King of New York

at Air Force (3/5/08)

Shaft-a-Mill and P.A Knit

Field Goal Percentage

My Biggest Thrill to Date: Signing my National Letter of Intent

(Minimum Five Made)

.833 (5-of-6) at Colorado (12/3/08)

People Would Be Surprised to

3-Point Field Goals Made

2007-08 | Sophomore Season

5

2x; last vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

The TCU sophomore gave the Purple and White an added burst off of the bench during the 2007-08 campaign after averaging 4.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... earned his first collegiate start against the Air Force Academy (Feb. 2) where he finished with 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to go along with two rebounds in a season-high 26 minutes of action... posted a season- 3-Point Field Goal Attempts at Air Force (3/5/08) high 16 points on the road at the Air Force Academy (Mar. 5) after connecting on 5-of-10 shots from behind the three-point line... scored 10 nine points on 3-of-4 shooting, including 3-of-3 from behind the three-point arc, against nationally-ranked Texas (Jan. 2)... scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting to go along with a pair of assists on the road at Rice (Dec. 29)... notched nine points on a trio of three- 3-Point Field Goal Percentage pointers at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum against UNLV (Jan. 30)... posted seven points and three rebounds in the quarterfinal game (Minimum Five Made) .715 (5-of-7) vs. Colorado State (1/3/09) against UNLV (Mar. 13) in the Mountain West Conference Tournament... finished his sophomore campaign ranked fourth on the squad in three-point field goals made (31) and three-point field goal attempts (86). Free Throws Made 5

2006-07 | Freshman Season

vs. Grambling State (11/24/06)

Mitchem appeared in 15 games during his freshman season with the Purple and White where he averaged 5.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game... scored a season-high 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-5 shooting from behind the three-point Free Throw Attempts line, against Tulane (Dec. 9)... collected 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, in a double-overtime 6 vs. Grambling State (11/24/06) victory over crosstown foes UT Arlington (Nov. 18)... scored 11 points, including 5-of-6 at the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds against Grambling State (Nov. 24) while seeing action in a season-high 25 minutes... scored eight points on 3-of-6 Free Throw Percentage shooting against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 14) in his second collegiate game with the Frogs... notched six points to go along with a (Minimum Five Made) career-high four steals on the road at St. Mary’s (Calif.)... scored nine points, including a trio of three-pointers, to go along with two .833 (5-of-6) vs. Grambling State (11/24/06) rebounds, one assist and one steal against UT San Antonio (Dec. 6). Rebounds

Prep Career

6

From the Charity Stripe

Mitchem is the son of Kenneth Mitchem and Tina Holmes… born on March 6, 1987… majoring in communications.

2 - Become financially secure

3 - See my nephews and nieces grow up Favorite Airport Food: Popeye’s Chicken

Friend From Another College Team:

Nate Brumfield (Oklahoma Baptist) My Basketball “Dream Team”:

Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan and Wilt Chamberlain

The overall competitiveness

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: My older brother

8x; last at New Mexico (1/28/09)

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport: Floyd Mayweather

Steals

at St. Mary’s (11/21/06)

My Greatest Influence: My mom

Blocked Shots 1

1 - Have a family

Favorite Moment in a Game:

Assists

4

Bucket List:

Picture my nephew made for me

at San Diego State (1/28/09)

3

I watch iCarly

My Most Prized Possession:

at San Diego State (1/28/09)

The product of Rochester East High School, Mitchem was selected to the All-Greater Rochester Super 15 Boys’ Basketball Team… garnered All-City-Catholic accolades in each of his four seasons… selected as the City-Catholic Player of the Year as well as his team’s Offensive Rebounds Most Valuable Player during his senior campaign… guided Rochester East High School to a pair of Section V crowns to go along 4 vs. Grambling State (11/21/07) with a trio of City-Catholic League titles… averaged 25.0 points, 8.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game during his senior season… concluded his career with 1,162 career points as well as over 700 assists, 400 rebounds and 300 steals as a four-year starter Defensive Rebounds for Rochester East High School… recorded a career-best 42 points against Rush-Henrietta in his senior season. 6

Know:

at San Diego State (1/28/09)

My Proudest Accomplishment:

Is coming soon when my mom sees me getting

Minutes Played 37

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

2007-08

29

1

390

13.4

48

133

.361

31

86

.360

9

13

.692

12

25

37

1.3

Totals

75

19

1,283

17.1

134

365

.367

78

213

.366

48

62

.774

21

82

103

1.4

2008-09 2006-07

31 15

18 0

689

204

22.2 13.6

61 25

157 75

.389

.333

30

17

79 48

.380 .354

26 13

33 16

.788 .813

2 7

my degree

vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

45 12

47 19

1.5 1.3

A

TO

B

21

15

20

93

69

77

60 12

46 8

44 13

S

PTS

AVG

0

16

136

4.7

1

52

394

5.3

1 0

21 15

178 80

5.7 5.3

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Edvinas Ruzgas

Guard | Forward • 6-6 • 215 • Senior • Vilnius, Lithuania • Weatherford Collge (The Miller School)

R

2008-09 | Junior Season

uzgas concluded his first season with the Frogs by averaging 10.0 points per game, which ranked third on the team... ranked first on the team in three-point field goals made (58) and three-point field goal attempts (174)... ranked first on the team in minutes played (975) and minutes played per game (31.5) while appearing in all 31 games, including 28 trips to the starting lineup... ranked third on the team in field goals made (103), field goal attempts (242), field goal percentage (103-of-242 | .426)... ranked fourth on the team in rebounds (94)... recorded 15 double-digit scoring performances during the season, which ranked fourth on the team... collected a career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-9 from behind the three-point line, to go along with five rebounds in a road victory over Texas Tech (Jan. 6)... notched 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including three three-pointers, while collecting six rebounds against Clemson (Nov. 15)... posted 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-4 at the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds while playing in a career-high 39 minutes in a home victory against UNLV (Jan. 10)... posted 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-6 from behind the three-point line, in his TCU debut against Western Michigan (Nov. 14) at the ESPN Charleston Classic... collected 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including 4-of-4 from behind the three-point arc, in a home victory over Wichita State (Dec. 8)... scored 14 points in 32 minutes of action against BYU (Feb. 14) at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum... notched 13 points to go along with two assists and two steals on the road at UNLV (Feb. 10)... competed in 30 or more minutes in 20 of 31 games this past season.

Career Highs

Getting to Know Edvinas...

Points

What I Drive:

Field Goals Made

Dream Job:

Field Goal Attempts

Favorite Moment in a Game:

Field Goal Percentage

Favorite TV Show:

24

at Texas Tech (1/6/09)

8

VW Passat

at Texas Tech (1/6/09)

14

Play Professional Basketball

vs. SMU (11/26/08)

Hitting three-pointers

Prison Break

(Minimum Five Made)

1.000 (5-of-5) vs. Wichita State (12/8/08)

Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious

3-Point Field Goals Made

2006-08 | Weatherford College

Ruzgas enjoyed a stellar sophomore campaign at Weatherford College where the 6-6 forward garnered first team All-North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference accolades along with a NJCAA All-Region V selection... recognized as the NJCAA Region V Player of the Week on January 13th after scoring 30 points against Temple College, who was undefeated at the time, after draining six three-pointers to go along with seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots in the first game of conference action... ranked eighth among all NJCAA players and first in Region V in three-point field goal shooting percentage after connecting on 50.3 percent (89-of-177) of his trey attempts... finished third among all Region V players in shooting percentage by connecting on 61.2 percent (177-of-289) of his field goal attempts to go along with 84.3 percent (97-of-115) of his free throw tries... ranked fourth in Region V in three-point field goals made per game (3.18 3FGM-G) and fifth in scoring average at 19.3 points per game... scored 20 or more points on 12 occasions during the 2007-08 campaign... notched a career-high 44 points against Grayson Community College where he connected on 15-of-21 field goal attempts, including a school-record 10 three-pointers... collected 35 points on 11-of-12 shooting, including 9-of-9 at the charity stripe and 4-of-5 from behind the three-point arc, against Navarro College... scored a team-high 30 points in the quarterfinals of the Region V Tournament against South Plains Community College... notched 29 points on a pair of occasions against Trinity Valley Junior College and Temple College... guided Weatherford College to a 24-6 overall record, including an 11-2 mark in North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference action... led the Coyotes to the conference championship along with a spot as the top-seed in the Region V Tournament... made an immediate impact in his first season at Weatherford College as he was recognized as an All-North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference honorable mention selection during the 2006-07 campaign.

5

at Texas Tech (1/6/09)

Favorite Internet Site: www.delfi.lt

3-Point Field Goal Attempts 10

at Air Force (1/17/09)

Favorite Dinner: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage 1.000 (4-of-4) vs. Wichita State (12/8/08)

Favorite Midnight Snack: Gummy Bears

Free Throws Made 4

3x; last vs. Utah (3/12/09)

Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Free Throw Attempts 5

vs. UNLV (1/10/09)

In My iPod:

Everything from Lithuanian music to rap

Free Throw Percentage (Minimum Four Made)

My Biggest Thrill to Date:

1.000 (4-of-4); 2x - last vs. Utah (3/12/09)

Prep Career

Steak

(Minimum Three Made)

Seeing a shark in the sea

A product of The Miller School in Charlottesville, Va., Ruzgas was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Virginia Independent School District after leading his prep program to a spot in the VIC State Finals... averaged 12.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists Rebounds 7 vs. SMU (11/26/08) per game en route to securing an honorable mention spot on the all-state squad during his senior campaign.

On the Walls of My Room:

From the Charity Stripe

Offensive Rebounds

As a Kid, I Pretended to be:

Defensive Rebounds

Favorite Athlete to Watch in

Ruzgas is the son of Alvydas and Jolanta Ruzgiene... born on June 3, 1987... majoring in communications.

3

Pictures of family and friends; a Lithuanian flag

2x; last at Co. of Charleston (11/16/08)

5

2x; last at Wyoming (2/21/09)

A professional basketball player

Another Sport: Tiger Woods

Assists 2

5x; last vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

My Greatest Influence: My parents

Steals 2

2x; last at UNLV (2/10/09)

My Proudest Accomplishment: Playing for the Lithuanian National U-18 and

Blocked Shots 1

3x; last vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

U-20 Teams

My Bucket List: 1- Travel the world

Minutes Played YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

Totals

31

28

975

31.5

103

242

.426

58

174

.333

45

57

.789

33

2008-09

31

28

975

31.5

103

242

.426

58

174

.333

45

57

.789

33

39

DR 61

61

vs. UNLV (1/10/09) TOT

AVG

PF

94

3.0

51

94

3.0

51

2 - Be successful

A

TO

B

24

23

3

24

23

3

S

PTS

AVG

13

309

10.0

13

309

10.0

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Kevin Butler

Guard | Forward • 6-5 • 210 • Sophomore • Duncanville, Texas • Duncanville High School

B

2008-09 | Freshman Season

utler gained tremendous experience for the Frogs in his first season as he was the only freshman to appear in all 31 games while making two trips to the starting lineup... earned his first trip to the starting lineup for the Frogs against the Air Force Academy (Feb. 18)... collected his best game of the season against nationally-ranked Clemson (Nov. 15) where he posted a career-high nine points, including 2-of-2 from behind the three-point arc, to go along with six steals, four rebounds, two assists in 28 minutes of action... recorded the most steals in a game among all players in the Mountain West Conference with six against Clemson (Nov. 15)... scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting to go along with six rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of action against St. Gregory’s (Nov. 29)... collected nine points, including 4-of-4 at the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action in the Mountain West Conference opener against Colorado State (Jan. 3)... scored seven points to go along with three rebounds in 26 minutes of action against BYU (Feb. 14)... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds, including five defensive boards, in a home victory over Colgate (Dec. 30)... ranked second on the team in steals (28) and third in rebounds (99) and rebounds per game (3.2 R-G)... ranked sixth among all Mountain West Conference freshmen in rebounds per game (3.2 R-G).

Prep Career

A tremendous talent from one of the top high school programs in the nation, Butler came to the Purple and White from a Duncanville High School program that was nationally-recognized by USA Today... ranked 16th in the State of Texas according to TexasHoops.com in the Class of 2008... concluded his senior campaign by averaging 13.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game en route to securing Texas All-State honors... recorded 16 points to go along with a game-high 11 rebounds at the 43rd Annual Faith 7 Game between Team Texas and Team Oklahoma... selected to the Rumble on the Ridge All-Tournament Team after scoring 15 points to give Duncanville the team title with a 66-62 triumph over Putnam City High School... guided a Panthers’ program that finished with a 36-2 overall record, including a 14-0 conference record, during his senior campaign... scored a game-high 28 points against DFW-rivals North Crowley High School in the Region I semifinals during his senior campaign... garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the 2007 Texas 5A State Championships after guiding his prep program to a 60-46 victory in the gold medal game... served as a valuable member of a Duncanville High School program that finished with a 39-0 record, including a seventh-place showing in the USA Today final poll... led a team that was pre-season ranked first in the nation according to Rivals.com as well as the FAB-50 for pre-season rankings according to NJ.com... aided a Duncanville program that was ranked fourth in the nation and the only team in the State of Texas to be listed on ESPN’s Elite High School Boys’ Basketball Team.

From the Charity Stripe

Career Highs

Getting to Know Kevin...

Points

Nickname:

Field Goals Made

What I Drive:

Field Goal Attempts

Favorite City to Visit:

Field Goal Percentage

Favorite TV Show:

9

3x; last vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

4

KB

vs. St. Gregory’s (11/29/08)

8

Chevy Lumina

vs. St. Gregory’s (11/29/08)

Los Angeles

Martin

(Minimum Four Made)

.500 (4-of-8) vs. St. Gregory’s (11/29/08)

Favorite Movie: Troy

3-Point Field Goals Made 2

vs. Clemson (11/15/08)

Favorite Internet Site: YouTube

3-Point Field Goal Attempts 3

at Wyoming (2/21/09)

Favorite Dinner: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Alfredo Pasta

(Minimum Two Made)

1.000 (2-of-2) vs. Clemson (11/15/08)

Favorite Midnight Snack: Chips and Lemonade

Free Throws Made 4

vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Butler is the son of Kevin Butler and Jacque Hightower... born on December 6, 1989... has one sister - Kamilah... majoring in Free Throw Attempts criminal justice. 4 3x; last at Wyoming (2/21/09)

In My iPod:

Everything... You name it; it’s in there

Free Throw Percentage (Minimum Four Made)

Dream Date:

Rebounds

My Basketball “Dream Team”

1.000 (4-of-4) vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

7

Mya

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Would Be:

The ‘92 Olympic Dream Team

Offensive Rebounds 3

2x; last vs. SMU (11/26/08)

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: A NBA Player

Defensive Rebounds 5

4x; last vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport:

Assists 2

4x; last vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

Usain Bolt

My Greatest Influence: God

Steals 6

vs. Clemson (11/15/08)

My Proudest Accomplishment: Playing basketball at TCU

Blocked Shots 1

2x; last vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

My Bucket List: 1- Be successful

Minutes Played YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

Totals

31

2

535

17.3

38

91

.418

6

25

.240

20

32

.625

32

2008-09

31

2

535

17.3

38

91

.418

6

25

.240

20

32

.625

32

28

DR 67 67

vs. Clemson (11/15/08) TOT

AVG

PF

99

3.2

48

99

3.2

48

2 - Do everything that I haven’t done yet

A

TO

B

18

19

2

18

19

2

S

PTS

AVG

28

102

3.3

28

102

3.3

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The Frogs

Logan Lancon

Forward • 6-6 • 215 • Sophomore • Houston, Texas • Clear Creek High School

I

2008-09 | Freshman Season

Career Highs n his first season with the Frogs, Lancon appeared in 21 games where he earned his first collegiate start in Mountain West Points Conference action against New Mexico (Jan. 24)... scored a career-high five points against St. Gregory’s (Nov. 29) where he 5 2x; last vs. Wyoming (1/21/09) connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts to go along with two rebounds and one assist... scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting to go along with two rebounds and one assist in an overtime victory over Wyoming (Jan. 21)... notched four points and a career-high Field Goals Made four rebounds in a triumph over Colgate (Dec. 30) at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum... selected as an Academic All-Mountain West 2 2x; last vs. Wyoming (1/21/09) Conference award winner for the first time in his career.

Getting to Know Logan... Future Plans: Own a business

What I Drive: Truck

Field Goal Attempts

Prep Career

5

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Lancon came to the Frogs after being ranked as the 43rd-top prospect in the State of Texas according to TexasHoops.com... appeared in 17 games during his senior season where he averaged 12.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game... scored 23 points, including four three-pointers, to go along with nine rebounds against Ball High School during his senior campaign... Field Goal Percentage scored 21 points against Palo Duro High School and 18 points versus Clear Lake High School... recorded a double-digit scoring (Minimum Two Made) performance in 10 of 17 games during his senior season... posted at least eight points during 16 of 17 games during the 2007-08 .667 (2-of-3); 2x; last vs. Wyoming (1/21/09) campaign... averaged a team-high 11.3 points per game while securing first team All-District 24-5A honors during his junior campaign. 3-Point Field Goals Made

From the Charity Stripe

1

Lancon is the son of Kevin and Melissa Lancon... has one sister, Lauren... born on February 20, 1990... majoring in engineering.

2x; last vs. Wyoming (1/21/09)

Favorite City to Visit: Los Angeles

Favorite TV Show: Family Guy

Favorite Movie: Strange Wilderness

Favorite Internet Site: YouTube

3-Point Field Goal Attempts 3

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Favorite Dinner: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Steak

(Minimum One Made)

1.000 (1-of-1) vs. St. Gregory’s (11/29/08)

Favorite Midnight Snack: Candy

Free Throws Made 2

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Favorite NBA Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Free Throw Attempts 2

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

In My iPod: Everything

Free Throw Percentage (Minimum Four Made)

My Basketball “Dream Team”

1.000 (4-of-4); 2x; last vs. Utah (3/12/09)

Would Be:

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Larry Bird and John Stockton

Rebounds 4

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: A NBA Player

Offensive Rebounds 2

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Defensive Rebounds 2

Another Sport:

4x; last vs. Utah (3/7/08)

Tiger Woods

Assists

My Greatest Influence:

Steals

On the Walls of My Room:

Minutes Played

Friend from Another College

1

3x; last vs. Wyoming (1/21/09)

1

My Dad

3x; last vs. Utah (3/7/09)

11

Pictures of family and friends

vs. New Mexico (1/24/09)

Team:

Lance Pevehouse - Sam Houston State

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

A

TO

B

S

PTS

AVG

Totals

21

1

115

5.5

5

25

.200

2

16

.125

3

4

.750

5

14

19

0.9

17

3

2

0

3

15

0.7

2008-09

21

1

115

5.5

5

25

.200

2

16

.125

3

4

.750

5

14

19

0.9

17

3

2

0

3

15

0.7

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Ronnie Moss

Guard • 6-2 • 210 • Sophomore • Fort Worth, Texas • Christian Life Academy

M

2008-09 | Freshman Season

oss became the first TCU freshman to average double-digits since Corey Santee during the 2001-02 campaign after the Frogs’ newcomer collected 10.2 points per game... became only the fourth freshman in the last decade to earn a spot in the starting lineup in his debut game for the Frogs... ranked first among all true freshman in the Mountain West Conference in scoring average (10.2 P-G) and second among all freshman, falling behind Wyoming red-shirt freshman Afam Muojeke (14.1 P-G)... collected 18 double-digit scoring performances, which ranked third on the team... posted the most double-digit scoring performances for a TCU freshman since Corey Santee produced 25 during the 2001-02 season... collected a career-high 22 points to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the home finale against San Diego State (Feb. 28)... became the first freshman to score 20 or more points in a game since Chudi Chinweze during the 2002-03 campaign...scored 20 points, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line, to go along with a career-high five assists on the road at Louisiana Tech... scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go along with five rebounds and four assists in a home victory over Colgate (Dec. 30)... collected 16 points, including 7-of-8 at the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds against Utah (Mar. 12) in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament... scored 15 points to go along with four assists, four rebounds and two steals in a home triumph over UNLV (Jan. 10)... notched 15 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in a road victory over Big 12 Conference-foe Texas Tech (Jan. 6)... collected 15 points, including a career-high three three-pointers, and six rebounds on the road against UNLV (Feb. 10)... notched 14 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists on the road at Utah (Mar. 7)... notched 11 points to go along with a career-high eight rebounds in 33 minutes of action on the road in Mountain West Conference action against Colorado State (Feb. 7)... ranked second on the team in field goal attempts (270) and assists (62)... ranked third on the team in scoring average (10.2 P-G), field goals made (115), field goal percentage (115-of-270 | .426), free throws made (53) and free throw attempts (76) and fourth in total points (306).

Career Highs

Getting to Know Ronnie...

Points

Nickname:

Field Goals Made

What I Drive:

Field Goal Attempts

Favorite Athlete to Watch in

22

vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

9

vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

20

Expedition

vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

Another Sport: Terrell Owens

Field Goal Percentage (Minimum Five Made)

Favorite TV Show:

3-Point Field Goals Made

Favorite Movie:

3-Point Field Goal Attempts

Favorite Internet Site:

1.000 (5-of-5) vs. SMU (11/26/08)

3

SportsCenter

at UNLV (2/10/09)

6

Prep Career

Tuffy

Hangover

at UNLV (2/10/09)

A native of Fort Worth, Moss came to the Frogs’ program from Christian Life Academy in Houston where he averaged 14.0 points, 3-Point Field Goal Percentage 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game during his senior campaign... ranked as the 12th-best player in the State of Texas according to TexasHoops.com as well as the 121st-top prospect in the nation by Rivals.com... attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, (Minimum Three Made) where he averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game en route to leading his prep program to the Northeastern Prep .500 (3-of-6) at UNLV (2/10/09) School Championship during the 2006-07 campaign... attended North Crowley High School during his junior season where he averaged 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game en route to securing first team All-District 4-5A laurels along with third Free Throws Made team all-city and honorable mention all-state laurels. 7 vs. Utah (3/12/09)

YouTube

Favorite Place to Visit: Anywhere in California

Favorite Midnight Snack: Candy

Favorite NBA Team:

From the Charity Stripe

Dallas Mavericks

Free Throw Attempts

Moss is the son of Michelle Douglas... born on September 11, 1988... has one sister, Alexus... majoring in communications.

8

vs. Utah (3/12/09)

Love to Trade Places With: LeBron James

Free Throw Percentage (Minimum Four Made)

1.000 (4-of-4); 3x - last vs. Colo. State (2/7/09)

My Dream Job Would Be: Playing in the NBA

Rebounds 8

at Colorado State (2/7/09)

Dream Date:

Ciara or Keyshia Cole

Offensive Rebounds 2

vs. Colgate (12/30/08)

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: A Power Ranger

Defensive Rebounds 7

at Colorado State (2/7/09)

My Most Prized Possession: My basketball

Assists 5

at Louisiana Tech (12/22/08)

My Greatest Influence: My mom

Steals 3

vs. Colorado State (1/3/09)

My Proudest Accomplishment: Earning my high school diploma

Minutes Played 38

vs. San Diego State (2/28/09)

YEAR

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG-M

FG-A

PCT

3-FGM

3-FGA

PCT

FT-M

FT-A

PCT

OR

DR

TOT

AVG

PF

Totals

30

15

754

25.1

115

270

.426

23

67

.343

53

76

.697

10

67

77

2.6

69

2008-09

30

15

754

25.1

115

270

.426

23

67

.343

53

76

.697

10

67

77

2.6

69

Favorite Moment in a Game: The feeling of victory

A

TO

B

62

69

0

62

69

0

S

PTS

AVG

20

306

10.2

20

306

10.2

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Meet the Frogs

Greg Hill Guard

6-2

215

Junior

Gary, Indiana • Midland College (Merrillville H.S.)

H

2007-09 | Midland College

ill spent two seasons at Midland College where he posted an impressive 2008-09 campaign en route to leading the Chaparrals to a 33-4 overall record and a berth in the NJCAA National Championship Game... finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with six three-pointers, which tied the record for most three-pointers in a championship game, in a setback to Salt Lake Community College in the gold medal contest... garnered first team All-Region V and first team All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference honors after averaging 15.5 points per game... ranked sixth among all Region V players in scoring average... led Region V with 84 three-pointers as well as 257 three-point field goal attempts during his senior season... finished second in Region V in three-point field goals made per game (2.2 3FGM-G), ninth in free throw percentage (.742 | 138-of-186), 11th in steals per game (1.78 S-G) and 16th in assists per game (2.14 A-G)... recorded several 20-plus scoring performances during his sophomore campaign, including 26 points over Western Texas College... collected 23 points in a victory over South Plains College to help the Chaparrals claim the Region V Championships... guided Midland College to a 61-8 overall record and 27-5 mark in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action during his two years with the program... averaged 13.0 points per game, which ranked second on the team, during his freshman season... led the Chaparrals in free throw percentage (.730 | 80-of109) during his first campaign with the program... guided Midland to a 28-4 overall record and 13-3 mark in conference action in his first season... concluded his freshman season ranked 12th in the country in three-point field goals made per game (2.0 3FGM-G) as well as 16th among all Region V players in free throw percentage... garnered honorable mention All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference accolades as the Chaparrals finished seventh in the country.

Prep Career

The Gary, Ind., native was a teammate of TCU sophomore Ronnie Moss at Bridgton Academy during the 2006-07 season... averaged 21.0 points per game that season while guiding Bridgton Academy to the Northeastern Prep School Championships... selected as the Most Valuable Player at Merrillville High School during his senior season after averaging a team-high 17.0 points per game... awarded with second team All-Indiana honors that season... rated among the top shooting guards by Rivals.com that season after having tremendous success at the National Prep Showcase with SYF Players AAU Team.

From the Charity Stripe

Hill is the son of Greg and Diane Hill... born on February 17, 1988... has two brothers, Ryan and Brion... majoring in communications.

Getting to Know Greg... Nickname: G-Hill

Future Plans:

Play Professional Basketball

Favorite TV Show: C.S.I.

Favorite Movie: He Got Game

Favorite Internet Site: Rivals.com, Facebook, NBA.com

Favorite Dinner: Barbeque

Favorite Midnight Snack: Lay’s Potato Chips

Favorite NBA Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

In My iPod: R&B and Rap

Best Adviced I’ve Received: “God First” and “Never Give Up”

Favorite City to Visit: Chicago and Las Vegas

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: Michael Jordan

My “Dream Team” Would Be:

Chris Paul, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and myself

My Greatest Influence: My mother

Favorite Moment in a Game: When the ball is in my hands

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport Usain Bolt

My Proudest Accomplishment: Making it to where I am today

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Meet the Frogs

Hank Thorns Guard

5-9

160

Junior

Las Vegas, Nevada • Virginia Tech (Valley H.S.) Getting to Know Hank... Nickname: Hank

Future Plans:

Just being successful in whatever God has in store for me

Born:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Favorite Movie: Above the Rim

Favorite Internet Site: Nicekicks.com

Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers

In My iPod:

Lil’ Wayne, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz

People Would be Surprised to Know:

I like riding horses Dream Date:

Lauren London or Keri Hilson

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: An NBA All-Star

Best Adviced I’ve Received: “Just Play”

My Greatest Influence: My father

My Most Prized Possession:

My Jordan 10’s that I played in during my junior year in high school

Friends from Another College Team:

All of my former teammates at Virginia Tech

T

2009-10 | Redshirt Season

horns will sit out the 2009-10 campaign due to NCAA Transfer Rules.

2007-09 | Virginia Tech

Thorns spent two seasons at Virginia Tech where he helped the Hokies reach the 2009 NIT Semifinals... dished out a Virginia Tech freshman record 113 assists during the 200708 campaign, which was previously held by Bimbo Coles... collected 185 assists during his time with the Hokies, averaging 2.8 assists per game... appeared in 65 games where he earned a spot in the starting rotation in 15 games while averaging 3.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game... appeared in 30 games, including three starts, during the 2008-09 campaign... finished third on the team in assists (72) and sixth in steals (17)... ranked sixth in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio and 10th in the league in assists during the 200708 season... finished second on the team in steals (40) and sixth in scoring (4.6 P-G)... scored a career-high 15 points against Florida State during his freshman season... posted a season-high 10 points on two occasions during the 2008-09 campaign against Navy and Clemson.

Prep Career

A native of Las Vegas, Thorns was a first team all-state selection during his junior and senior campaigns... led the city in scoring and was second in rebounding after averaging 27.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game during his senior season... selected as the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Athlete of the Year during his senior campaign... cited as the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Player of the Year following his junior season on the basketball court... garnered three letters on both the basketball court and football field... earned all-state accolades on the football field during his senior season while playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back.

From the Charity Stripe

Thorns is the son of Henry Thorns and April Porter-Thorns... born on January 11, 1989... has one brother, Joshua, and three sisters, Kaia, Jessica and Devah... cousin, C.J. Watson, is a member of the Golden State Warriors... father, Henry, played football in the Canadian Football League after a standout career at UNLV... majoring in business management.


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Cheick Kone Center

6-10

Mali, Africa

K

240

Sophomore

Howard College

2007-09 | Howard College

one spent two seasons at Howard College in Big Springs, Texas, where he missed the 2008-09 season due to injury... ranked 11th in the NJCAA Division I national rankings after averaging 1.03 blocks per game during the 2007-08 campaign... listed 38th in the NJCAA Division I national rankings in offensive rebounds per game after notching 1.7 boards per evening... ranked 45th in the NJCAA Division I national rankings in rebounds per game after recording 4.4 boards per evening... averaged 3.1 points per game after connecting on 58.1 percent (36-of-62) of his field goal attempts during his freshman season with the Hawks... guided the Hawks to a 25-8 overall record and 12-4 mark in Western Junior College Athletic Conference action during the 2007-08 campaign... helped the Howard College reach the Region V Championship Game... part of a Hawks’ program that ranked first in NJCAA Division I in field goal percentage (54.5 percent), second in scoring margin (34.8 P-G) and third in scoring defense (51.3 P-G).

Prep Career

A native of Mali, Africa, Kone graduated from Cornerstone Christian School where he played basketball for Walter Webb.

From the Charity Stripe

Kone is the son of Mamoudou and Fily Sissoko Kone... born on August 19, 1988... majoring in communications.

Getting to Know Cheick... Future Plans: To be successful

Favorite TV Show: Any NBA games on TV

Favorite Movie: Never Back Down

Favorite Internet Site: YouTube

Favorite Dinner: Rice and Beans

Favorite Midnight Snack: Apples and Bananas

Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport:

Frederic Kanout (soccer) Samuel Eto’o (soccer)

On the Walls of My Room: Blank Walls

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: The Bad Guy

My Most Prized Possession: Basketball

My Greatest Influence: My parents

My Proudest Accomplishment: Making my parents proud about the type of person I’ve become

My Bucket List: 1 - Play in the NBA 2 - Have a family

3 - Give back to the community and help those that are less fortunate than I am

Best Advice I’ve Received: “Always go for what you want in life”


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Marin Bavcevic Guard

6-0

Split, Croatia Getting to Know Marin... Born:

Split, Croatia

Favorite Movie: The Godfather

Favorite TVU Show: Prison Break

What I Drive:

I don’t drive yet... but I really need to learn.

Favorite Internet Site: Facebook.com

Favorite Dinner:

Anything my mom makes

Favorite Midnight Snack: Cookies

Favorite City to Visit:

I love going back home to Split, Croatia

People Would be Surprised to Know:

I can speak three languages On the Walls of My Room:

Croatian flag; photos of my family and friends;

photos of my hometown

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: A basketball or soccer player

Best Advice I’ve Received: “Always do your best”

My Greatest Influence: My parents

My Most Prized Possession: My family

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport: Ronaldinho (soocer)

Friends from Another College Team:

Duro Bjegovic (Sacramento State)

B

175

Sophomore

The Patterson School

2008-09 | Freshman Season

avcevic joined the TCU men’s basketball program during the spring semester.

Prep Career

Prior to coming to TCU, Bavcevic attended The Patterson School in North Carolina where he played basketball for Ryan Freeburg... graduated from Athenee Marguerite Bervoets in Croatia in 2007.

From the Charity Stripe

Bavcevic is the son of Niksa and Jasmina Bavcevic... born on July 31, 1988... has one sister, Vedrana... majoring in business management.


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Nikola Cerina Forward

6-9

240

Freshman

Topola Oplenac, Serbia • Nikola Tesla Sec. School

A

Prep Career

native of Topola Oplenac, Serbia, Cerina graduated from Nikola Tesla Secondary School where he was averaged 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for KK Hemofarm of the Junior League.

From the Charity Stripe

Cerina is the son of Zeljko and Suzana Cerina... born on June 2, 1990... has one sister, Jelena... majoring in communications.

Getting to Know Nikola... Born:

Kragujevac, Serbia

Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons

Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful

Favorite Internet Site: YouTube

Favorite Dinner: Burek and Cevapi

Favorite Midnight Snack: Smoki

Favorite NBA Team: Orlando Magic

On the Walls of My Room: Partizan and Bob Marley

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: Ninja Turtle

Favorite City to Visit: Split, Croatia

Favorite Class at TCU: History

Favorite Christmas Gift was: A remote control car

Favorite Moment in a Game: A dunk

Miss the most about home: The 3F’s (Family, Friends and Food)

My Greatest Influence: My family

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport: Usain Bolt

My Bucket List:

1 - Travel around the world 2 - Skydiving

3 - Get driver’s license

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Meet the Frogs

Garlon Green Forward

6-7

Missouri City, Texas Getting to Know Garlon... Nickname: G-Man

Born:

Houston

Favorite City to Visit: New York

Future Plans:

Graduate and become successful

Favorite Moment in a Game: A big dunk

Favorite TV Show: Martin

Favorite Movie: Ali

Favorite Internet Site: YouTube

Favorite Dinner: My mom’s spaghetti

Favorite Midnight Snack: Cinnamon Rolls

Favorite NBA Team: Los Angeles Lakers

In My iPod:

Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and Z-Ro

As a Kid I Pretended to Be: Michael Jordan

Best Advice I have Received: “Don’t let those down who believe in you.”

As a Kid, I Pretended to be: Michael Jordan

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

My Greatest Influence: My family

G

210 •

Freshman

Hightower H.S.

Prep Career

reen was one of the top players in the Greater Houston area as he led Hightower High School to a 28-10 overall record, including a 13-0 mark in conference action during his senior season... garnered first team All-District 23-5A accolades during his junior and senior campaigns... ranked as the 12th best player in the State of Texas during his senior by TexasHoops.com... recorded all-state laurels during his final two seasons with the Hurricanes... concluded his senior campaign by averaging 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game... recorded 21 double-digit scoring performances during his senior season... notched a season-high 27 points, including five three-pointers, to go along with 10 rebounds in a 73-58 victory over Austin High School... scored 23 points and 21 points in back-to-back victories over Lufkin High School and Bryan High School... selected as the Best Slam Dunker and Best Individual Performance in a Game by MyHouston’s55.com... garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the Beaumont Basketball Tournament... player for Houston Elite and Houston Hoops during his AAU career.

From the Charity Stripe

Green is the son of Gerald and Brenda Green... has one brother, Gerald Jr., and two sisters, Terika and Delonya... brother, Gerald Jr., is a member of the Dallas Mavericks... father, Gerald Sr., earned a basketball scholarship to Texas Southern... majoring in communications.


Meet the Frogs

Xavier Roberson Guard

6-2

200

Freshman

Houston, Texas • Miss. Elite Christian Academy

R

Prep Career

oberson came to the TCU men’s basketball program from Mississippi Elite Christian Academy in Jackson, Miss., where he guided his prep program to a 20-win season, including a fourth overall finish at the National Prep School Tournament, during the 2008-09 campaign... concluded the season averaging 17.5 points per game to go along with 7.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per evening... spent two seasons at nationally-ranked Yates High School in Houston where he was a McDonald’s All-American nominee... guided the Lions to a 26-3 overall record during his senior campaign... garnered first team All-District 23-4A recognition during his senior campaign after averaging 10.2 points and 3.1 steals per contest... selected as the Newcomer of the Year at Yates during his first season with the program... garnered Houston vs. Nation Tournament Most Valuable Player honors as a senior... aided a Yates program that averaged 88.9 points per game while allowing 57.7 points per evening... spent two seasons playing at Lufkin High School before transferring to Yates.

From the Charity Stripe

Roberson is the son of Melissa Roberson... has two brother, Vernon and Veron, and one sister, Taurus... born on January 29, 1990... majoring in communications.

Getting to Know Xavier... Nickname: X

Future Plans:

Be successful in whatever I do

Favorite City to Visit: Las Vegas

On the Walls of My Room: Posters of Scarface

Favorite Movie:

American Gangster and Above the Rim

Favorite Internet Site: Facebook

Favorite Dinner: BBQ Wings

Favorite Midnight Snack: Skittles

Favorite NBA Team:

Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets

In My iPod:

Zaythabrickboy, Gucci Mane, Brick Boyz

My Biggest Thrill to Date: Going to college

Friend from Another College Team:

John Henson - North Carolina

Tommy Mason-Griffin - Oklahoma As a Kid, I Pretended to be: Steve Francis

Favorite Athlete to Watch in Another Sport: Dez Bryant

My Greatest Influence: My family

Dream Date: Beyonce

Best Advice I Have Received: “Anything is possible”

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The Opponents Cal State Northridge

November 16, 2009

Arizona State

Tempe, Arizona

November 17, 2009

www.gomatadors.com

General Information Location

Northridge, California

Enrollment

34,500

Founded

General Information

Basketball Information Head Coach

Bobby Braswell

Overall Record | Years

205-181 | 13

Alma Mater

Cal State Northridge | 1985

Record at CSUN | Years

205-181 | 13

Assistant Coach

George Fox | 1985

Director of Basketball Operations

Ryan Dodd

Alma Mater

UCLA | 2000

Office Phone

(818) 677-3231

Willie Galick

Bobby Braswell Top Returners Willie Galick Mark Hill

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

8.2

1.4

2.9

1.4

0.1

9.3

5.5

1.1

0.9

0.5

Rihards Kuksiks Derek Glasser

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

8.8

2.0

4.8

0.9

0.0

3.8

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

Rashaun McLemore

Jr.

G

6-5

200

Victor Rudd

Fr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-8

210

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Bob Vazquez

Office Phone

(818) 677-2313

E-Mail

bobbyv@csun.edu

Cell Phone

(510) 673-9521

Office Fax

(818) 677-4762

Press Row N.13

at Purdue

N.17

• - TBA

N.16 N.23 N.24 N.25 N.27 N.30 D.3 D.6 D.8

D.18 D.22 J.2 J.4 J.7

J.11 J.14

(818) 677-4702

2009-10 Schedule

• - vs. TCU • - TBA • - TBA • - TBA • - TBA

vs. Cal State Bakersfield vs. Idaho

at Washington at Denver

vs. Drexel

at Colorado at Pacific

at UC Davis

vs. UC Irvine vs. Seattle

vs. UC Riverside

Alex English

Jr.

C

Athletic Media Relations

1.6

0.5

0.1

Terrence Rencher Texas | 2007 Chris Judge

UTEP | 2006

(512) 245-3832

John Rybak

Doug Davalos Top Returners John Rybak

Cameron Johnson

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

9.5

5.3

0.6

0.8

0.7

10.0

4.3

1.5

1.1

YR

Pos

HT

WT

6-7

210

J.B. Conley

Jr.

G

6-5

195

6-10

235

Office Phone

(480) 965-5799 (480) 734-7795 (480) 965-5408

Press Row

Bethel | 2000

Top Newcomers

tammaro@asu.edu

Office Fax

Eric Brand

WT

Doug Tammaro

Cell Phone

Michigan Tech | 1982

HT

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

Rob Flaska

Office Phone

P-G 10.3

36-52 | 4

Alma Mater

Derek Glasser

Pos F

108-87 | 8

Houston | 1994

Director of Basketball Operations

Guilford | 2004

YR Jr.

Overall Record | Years

Alma Mater

Robert Spence

Top Newcomers Lenny Daniel

Doug Davalos

Assistant Coach

(480) 965-9082

Top Returners

Head Coach

Alma Mater

San Diego | 1999

Herb Sendek

Dr. Larry Teis

Assistant Coach

Lamont Smith

Office Phone

Dr. Denise M. Trauth

Alma Mater

Penn State | 1989

Alma Mater

Strahan Coliseum | 7,200

President

Assistant Coach

Scott Pera

Director of Basketball Operations

Southland Conference

Arena | Capacity

Record at TSU | Years

UC Davis | 1997

Alma Mater

Maroon and Gold

Conference

Alma Mater

Dedrique Taylor

Assistant Coach

Bobcats

Basketball Information

54-45 | 4

Alma Mater

Bob Lowe

Alma Mater

308-203 | 16

Assistant Coach

Montana State | 2000

Assistant Coach

Overall Record | Years

29,125

1899

Director of Athletics

Carnegie-Mellon | 1985

Alma Mater

Danny Sprinkle

Alma Mater

Herb Sendek

Alma Mater

Associate Head Coach

William Jewell | 1988

Assistant Coach

Lisa Love

Record at ASU | Years

Louis Wilson

Alma Mater

Michael Crow

Head Coach

Enrollment Colors

Wells Fargo Arena | 13,947

Basketball Information

San Marcos, Texas

Nickname

Pac-10 Conference

Director of Athletics

Location

Founded

Maroon and Gold

President

Rick Mazzuto

General Information

Sun Devils

Arena | Capacity

Dr. Jolene Koester

Director of Athletics

63,278

Conference

The Matadome | 1,600

President

Enrollment

Tempe, Arizona

www.txstatebobcats.com

1885

Colors

Big West Conference

Arena | Capacity

Tempe, Arizona

Nickname

Red, White and Black

Conference

Location

Founded

Matadors

Colors

November 17, 2009

www.thesundevils.com

1958

Nickname

Texas State

Tempe, Arizona

(480) 965-7274

2009-10 Schedule

Tony Bishop

Jr.

G

Athletic Media Relations

6-6

190

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Rick Poulter

Office Phone

(512) 245-2966

E-Mail

0.2

rpoulter@txstate.edu

Cell Phone

(512) 738-0697

Office Fax

(512) 245-2967

Press Row

(512) 245-2967

2009-10 Schedule

J.16

at Cal State Fullerton

N.13

vs. Western Illinois

J.16

at Oregon State

N.13

vs. Howard Payne

J.30

vs. UT Arlington

J.23

at Cal Poly

N.17

• - TBA

J.28

vs. California

N.17

• - TBA

F.6

vs. McNeese State

J.19 J.28 J.30 F.4 F.6

F.10 F.13 F.17 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.4 M.6

at Seattle

vs. Long Beach State

vs. UC Santa Barbara at UC Riverside

at Long Beach State

at Cal State Bakersfield vs. Cal State Fullerton vs. Cal Poly ! - vs. TBA

at UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine

vs. UC Davis vs. Pacific

• - NIT Season Tip-Off

! - ESPN BracketBuster

N.16 N.20 N.25 N.27 N.30 D.3 D.8

D.12 D.19 D.21 D.23 D.31 J.2 J.8

J.10 J.14

• - vs. Texas State vs. San Francisco • - TBA • - TBA

vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff ! - vs. Baylor at BYU

vs. Delaware State

vs. San Diego State

vs UC Santa Barbara vs. USC Upstate at UCLA at USC

vs. Washington

vs. Washington State at Oregon

J.23 J.30 F.4 F.6

F.11 F.13 F.21 F.25 F.27 M.4 M.6

vs. Arizona

vs. Stanford

at Washington State at Washington

vs. Oregon State vs. Oregon at Arizona

at Stanford

at California vs USC

vs. UCLA

• - NIT Season Tip-Off

! - Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series

N.16 N.21 D.1 D.5 D.7

D.12 D.19 D.29

• - at Arizona State at New Orleans

vs. Texas A&M-Inter.

vs. UT Pan American at SMU

at Texas

at DePaul

vs. Texas Lutheran

J.2

vs. SMU

J.9

at UT Arlington

J.5 J.13 J.16 J.20 J.23 J.27

vs. Okla. Panhandle State

F.3

F.10 F.13 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.3 M.6

at Southeastern Louisiana at Texas A&M-C.C. vs. Lamar

at Nicholls State

vs. Stephen F. Austin

at Northwestern State at UT San Antonio

vs. Sam Houston State

• - NIT Season Tip-Off

vs. Texas A&M-C.C.

vs. Central Arkansas

at Sam Houston State at Lamar

vs. UT San Antonio

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The Opponents Mid-America Christian

November 13, 2009

Fort Worth, Texas

www.macuathletics.com

General Information Location

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Enrollment

1,180

Founded

1953

Nickname

Evangels

Colors

Red and Black

Conference

Sooner Athletic Conference

Arena | Capacity

Gaulke Activity Center | 1,100

President

Dr. John D. Fozard

Director of Athletics

Willie Holley

Basketball Information Head Coach

Willie Holley

Overall Record | Years

701-452 | 35

Alma Mater

Louisiana-Monroe | 1970

Record at MACU | Years

701-452 | 35

Assistant Coach

Charles Goar

Alma Mater

Mid-America Christian | 1990

Assistant Coach

Anthony Nero

Alma Mater

Mid-America Christian | 1996

Office Phone

(405) 692-3141

East Bracket

Brandon Williams

Willie Holley

Duke

UNC Charlotte

Coastal Carolina

Elon

West Bracket

Top Returners

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Charlie Shorter

10.8

3.8

1.4

1.0

0.1

Brandon Williams

12.6

3.9

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Auston Davidson

Fr.

G

6-0

160

So.

F

Athletic Media Relations

Cal State Northridge

Texas State

North Bracket

Office Phone

(405) 692-3140

Indiana State

South Bracket

N.28 N.30 D.3 D.5

Yale

at TCU

J.30

• - vs. Sterling • - vs. Tabor

! - vs. Pittsburg State

! - vs. Missouri Southern at Sam Houston State

at St. Gregory’s (Okla.) at Oklahoma Baptist

D.12

vs. Oklahoma City

J.2

vs. Wayland Baptist

J.9

Colgate

J.23

N.20

J.7

Hofstra

vs. Southwestern (Kan.)

vs. Hillsdale

D.17

LSU

(405) 692-3139

2009-10 Schedule

N.10

N.27

UW Milwaukee

(405) 692-3171

Press Row

N.21

Western Kentucky

swilliams@macu.edu

Office Fax

N.5

J.14 J.16 J.21

0.0

205

Sara Williams

N.13

Connecticut

6-9

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

TCU

2.1

Top Newcomers George Haynes

Arizona State

1.7

at Southeastern Oklahoma at John Brown

vs. Rogers State

vs. Northwestern (Okla.)

J.28

vs. St. Gregory’s (Okla.) at Univ. of Sci. and Arts vs. Southern Nazarene

F.1

at Oklahoma City

F.6

vs. John Brown

F.4 F.11 F.13 F.18 F.20 F.25 F.27

at Rogers State

at Oklahoma Christian

at Northwestern (Okla.) at Southern Nazarene

vs. Univ. of Sci. and Arts at Lubbock Christian at Wayland Baptist

• - Sterling Classic

! - Missouri Southern Classic

vs. Oklahoma Christian vs. Oklahoma Baptist

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The Opponents November 21, 2009

Nebraska

Louisiana Tech

Lincoln, Nebraska

November 28 | 29, 2009

www.huskers.com

General Information Location

Lincoln, Nebraska

Enrollment

23,000

Founded

General Information

Devaney Sports Center | 13,595

President

Harvey S. Perlman, J.D.

Director of Athletics

Tom Osborne

Basketball Information Head Coach

Doc Sadler

Overall Record | Years

103-58 | 6

Alma Mater

Southern Miss | 1995

Office Phone

(402) 472-2265

Ryan Anderson

Doc Sadler Top Returners Sek Henry

Ryan Anderson

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

7.1

3.8

1.9

1.4

0.1

8.0

3.4

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

Adrien Coleman

Fr.

G

Christopher Niemann

So.

C

Athletic Media Relations

2.1

0.9

S-G

B-G

Magnum Rolle

12.2

7.2

1.0

0.9

1.7

195

Darius Redding

Fr.

F

(402) 472-7779 (402) 540-0269 (318) 257-3757

Press Row

A-G

6-4

Office Phone Office Fax

R-G 3.6

(318) 257-3144

2009-10 Schedule

Jr.

G

Athletic Media Relations

2.8

1.0

0.2

Reggie Geary

Arizona | 2005 Brion Raven

Texas A&M | 2005 (214) 768-3501

Derek Williams

Matt Doherty Top Returners

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Derek Williams

12.7

3.5

3.5

0.9

0.2

Paul McCoy

13.4

4.0

3.0

1.6

YR

Pos

HT

WT

6-4

205

Ryan Barbre

Fr.

G

6-1

185

5-11

160

Office Phone

(318) 257-3144 (318) 614-4513 (318) 257-3757

Press Row

UT Arlington | 1999

Top Newcomers

mbutler@latech.edu

Office Fax

Reggie Brown

WT

Malcolm Butler

Cell Phone

Texas Lutheran | 1995

HT

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

Steve Lutz

Office Phone

P-G 16.1

33-58 | 3

Alma Mater

Magnum Rolle

Pos

jtrickie@huskers.com

Cell Phone

Utah State | 2006

YR

Jerry Trickie

123-129 | 8

North Carolina | 1984

Director of Basketball Operations

Top Returners

DeAndre Brown

Overall Record | Years

Alma Mater

Cody Fueger

Top Newcomers

265

Matt Doherty

Assistant Coach

Indiana | 2000

WT

6-11

Head Coach

Alma Mater

(318) 257-4111

Kyle Gibson

Steve Orsini

Assistant Coach

Dusty May

HT

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

0.3

R. Gerald Turner

Alma Mater

Utah State | 1994

Kerry Rupp

Moody Coliseum | 8,998

Assistant Coach

Curtis Condie

Office Phone

Conference USA

Arena | Capacity

Record at SMU | Years

West Georgia | 1989

Alma Mater

Red and Blue

Conference

Alma Mater

Nikita Johnson

Director of Basketball Operations

Mustangs

Colors

Basketball Information

21-42 | 2

Alma Mater

Chris Croft

Alma Mater

30-46 | 3

Assistant Coach

BYU-Hawai’i | 1994

Director of Basketball Operations

Overall Record | Years

10,981

1911

Director of Athletics

Southern Utah | 1977

Alma Mater

Walter Roese

Alma Mater

Kerry Rupp

Assistant Coach

Fitchburg State | 1998

Assistant Coach

Head Coach

Enrollment

President

Derek Dooley

Alma Mater

David Anwar

Alma Mater

Director of Athletics

Associate Head Coach

UC Irvine | 1970

Assistant Coach

Dr. Daniel Reneau

Record at LTU | Years

Philip Mathews

Alma Mater

Thomas Center | 8,000

President

Dallas, Texas

Nickname

Western Athletic Conference

Arena | Capacity

Location

Founded

Blue and Red

Conference

Dallas, Texas

General Information

Bulldogs

Alma Mater

55-40 | 4

Assistant Coach

11,500

Basketball Information

Arkansas | 1982

Record at NU | Years

Enrollment

SMU

www.smumustangs.com

1894

Colors

Big 12 Conference

Arena | Capacity

Ruston, Louisiana

Nickname

Scarlet and Cream

Conference

Location

Founded

Cornhuskers

Colors

December 2, 2009

www.latechsports.com

1869

Nickname

Fort Worth, Texas

(318) 257-3144

2009-10 Schedule

Rodney Clinkscales

So.

G

Athletic Media Relations

6-1

190

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Herman Hudson

Office Phone

(214) 768-1304

E-Mail

1.6

hermanh@smu.edu

Cell Phone

(214) 924-0358

Office Fax

(214) 768-2044

Press Row

(214) 768-7742

2009-10 Schedule

N.14

vs. USC Upstate

J.23

at Missouri

N.14

at UT Pan American

J.14

vs. Fresno State

N.13

vs. South Florida

J.27

vs. Central Florida

N.21

vs. TCU

J.30

vs. Oklahoma

N.21

• - at New Mexico

J.24

at Hawai’i

N.21

vs. Florida Gulf Coast

F.2

at Southern Mississippi

N.18 N.24 N.29 D.2 D.6

D.10 D.12 D.19 D.22 D.23

at Saint Louis vs. UMKC • - at USC

vs. UT Pan American at Creighton

vs. Chicago State vs. Oregon State

vs. Jackson State ! - vs. TBA ! - vs. TBA

D. 29

vs. Southern Utah

J.5

vs. So. Louisiana

J.2 J.9

J.13 J.16

vs. UM Eastern Shore at Texas A&M vs. Kansas

vs Iowa State

J.27 F.2 F.6

F.10 F.13 F.17 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.2 M.6

at Colorado

vs. Kansas State at Kansas vs. Baylor at Texas

at Kansas State vs. Missouri

at Iowa State

vs. Texas Tech vs. Colorado

at Oklahoma State

• - Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series ! - Las Vegas Classic

N.20 N.22 N.25

• - vs. Miami (Ohio)

• - vs. Nicholls State

vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

N.28/29 at TCU D.2

at Louisiana-Monroe

D.9

vs. Arizona

D.5 D.12 D.15 D.19 D.22 D.29 J.2 J.4 J.9

J.11

vs. Northwestern State at Centenary

vs. Murray State

vs. McNeese State

vs. UT Pan American at Houston

vs. Nevada

vs. Utah State at Idaho

at Boise State

J.21 J.30 F.4 F.8

F.13 F.17 F.20 F.25 F.27 M.4 M.6

at San Jose State vs. New Mexico State vs. San Jose State

at New Mexico State vs. Hawai’i

at Utah State ! - TBA

vs. Boise State vs. Idaho

at Fresno State vs. Nevada

• - Basketball Travelers Tournament ! - ESPN Bracketbuster

N.16 N.23 D.2 D.7

D.19 D.22 D.23 D.25 D.30

vs. Texas A&M

vs. Huston-Tillotson vs. TCU

vs. Texas State at Occidental • - vs. UNLV • - vs. TBA • - vs. TBA vs. Army

J.2

at Texas State

J.9

vs. North Carolina Central

J.6 J.13 J.16 J.20 J.23

at UTEP

vs. Tulsa

J.30 F.6

F.10 F.13 F.17 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.3 M.6

vs. Memphis at Tulane

vs. UTEP

at Houston vs. Rice

at Memphis

at East Carolina vs. Houston at Tulsa

vs. Marshall

• - Diamond Head Classic

vs. UAB at Rice

vs. Houston Baptist

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The Opponents December 8, 2009

Texas Tech

Wichita State

Fort Worth, Texas

December 12, 2009

www.texastech.com

General Information Location

Lubbock, Texas

Enrollment

28,422

Founded

General Information

United Spirit Arena | 15,098

President

Dr. Guy Bailey

Director of Athletics

Gerald Myers

Basketball Information Head Coach

Pat Knight

Overall Record | Years

18-26 | 2

Alma Mater

Alma Mater

Office Phone

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Nick Okorie

11.5

3.1

1.4

0.8

0.1

14.4

3.6

6.5

222-120 | 11 28-37 | 3

1.0

0.1

Cavaliers

Colors

Navy Blue and Red

Conference

Sooner Athletic Conference

Arena | Capacity

W.P. Wood Fieldhouse | 2,500

President

Fr. Charles Buckley Don Sumner

Head Coach

John Martin

Overall Record | Years

2-29 | 2

Alma Mater

Oklahoma City | 1995

Record at SGU | Years

Earl Grant

2-29 | 2

Assistant Coach

Georgia College | 2000

Todd Eilert

Alma Mater

Chris Jans

Oklahoma City | 1991

Office Phone

Loras | 1991

(405) 878-5293

Marty Gross

Jacksonville | 1977 Dominic Okon

Loyola-Chicago | 1998

Office Phone

Top Returners John Roberson

Overall Record | Years

Alma Mater

John Roberson

800

1875

Basketball Information

Randolph-Macon | 1985

Director of Basketball Operations

(806) 742-7600

Pat Knight

Gregg Marshall

Alma Mater

Oklahoma | 1970

Enrollment

Director of Athletics

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Les Fertig

Alma Mater

Eric Sexton

Alma Mater

Texas Tech | 1985

Director of Basketball Operations

Dr. Don Beggs

Assistant Coach

Bubba Jennings

Alma Mater

President

Alma Mater

Indiana | 1993

Assistant Coach

Charles Koch Arena | 10,502

Assistant Coach

Stew Robinson

Alma Mater

Arena | Capacity

Shawnee, Oklahoma

Nickname

Missouri Valley Conference

Record at WSU | Years

Texas | 1995

Assistant Coach

Conference

Location

Founded

Black and Yellow

Alma Mater

Chris Beard

General Information

Shockers

Basketball Information

18-26 | 2

Associate Head Coach

14,612

Director of Athletics

Indiana | 1995

Record at TTU | Years

Enrollment

Fort Worth, Texas

www.stgregorys.com

1895

Colors

Big 12 Conference

Arena | Capacity

Wichita, Kansas

Nickname

Scarlet and Black

Conference

Location

Founded

Red Raiders

Colors

December 19, 2009

www.goshockers.com

1923

Nickname

St. Gregory’s (Okla.)

Wichita, Kansas

(316) 978-3252

Clevin Hannah

Gregg Marshall Top Returners

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Toure Murry

11.0

3.8

2.5

1.3

0.4

Clevin Hannah

11.2

2.1

4.5

1.3

0.0

Jade Carter

John Martin Top Returners

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Jade Carter

10.0

5.9

1.3

0.8

0.7

Josh Coulter

10.9

3.0

1.4

1.4

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Mike Davis

Fr.

G

6-2

185

Tyler Richardson

Fr.

G

6-4

200

Dominique Johnson

So.

G

6-4

185

Theron Jenkins

Jr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-6

210

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Randy Farley

Office Phone

(806) 742-7600

E-Mail

randy.farley@ttu.edu

Cell Phone

(806) 789-3428

Office Fax

(806) 742-7414

Press Row

(806) 742-6688

2009-10 Schedule

Gabe Blair

Jr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-8

235

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Larry Rankin

Office Phone

(316) 978-3265

E-Mail

lrankin@goshockers.com

Cell Phone

(316) 258-4354

Office Fax

(316) 978-3336

Press Row

(316) 978-3390

2009-10 Schedule

Ricardo Rose

Office Phone

(405) 878-5375

J.16

at Creigton

N.5

N.15

• - vs. Oregon State

J.30

at Texas A&M

N.23

• - vs. Pitt

J.23

at Drake

N.14

N.19 N.21 N.24 N.28 D.3 D.8

D.19 D.22 D.29 J.1 J.3 J.9

J.13 J.16 J.20

vs. Northwestern State vs. Lamar

at Stephen F. Austin vs. Samford

vs. Washington at TCU

at Wichita State vs. Stanford

at New Mexico

vs. McNeese State vs. UTEP

at Oklahoma State vs. Missouri at Kansas

vs. Iowa State

F.6 F.9

vs. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

F.13

vs. Texas A&M

F.20

vs. Texas

F.16 F.23 F.27 M.2 M.6

at Baylor

vs. Kansas State at Nebraska vs. Baylor

at Colorado

• - Duel in the Desert

N.24 N.28 N.30 D.3 D.5 D.9

D.12 D.19 D.21 D.29 J.1 J.3 J.6 J.9

J.13

• - vs. Iowa | Texas at Cleveland State vs. Alcorn State

vs. Texas Southern vs. USC Upstate at UMKC

! - vs. TCU

vs. Texas Tech

vs. North Dakota State at Illinois State vs. Drake

J.19 J.27 J.31 F.3 F.6 F.9

F.14 F.17 F.19 F.24 F.27

vs. Northern Iowa vs. Illinois State

at Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa

vs. Indiana State at Evansville

vs. Missouri State vs. Evansville ^ - vs. TBA at Bradley

vs. Southern Illinois

vs. Bradley

• - O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic

vs. Creigton

^ - ESPN BracketBuster

at Missouri State at Indiana State

! - MWC/MVC Challenge

(405) 878-5198

Press Row

• - vs. Fairleigh Dickinson • - vs. TBA

(405) 365-2264

Office Fax

N.15 N.18

tceilert@stgregorys.edu

Cell Phone

vs. Oklahoma at Texas

190

Todd Eilert

E-Mail

J.23 J.27

6-6

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

• - vs. South Dakota

• - vs. Texas A&M-C.C.

G

Athletic Media Relations

N.13 N.14

Jr.

(405) 878-5124

2009-10 Schedule

vs. Paul Quinn

J.21

vs. Oklahoma City

• - vs. Hillsdale Baptist

J.28

vs. Northwestern OSU

N.13

• - vs. Columbia

N.16

vs. Univ. of the Southwest

N.21 N.24 D.3 D.5

vs. Avila

vs. Paul Quinn

vs. Mid-America Christian at Oklahoma City

D.10

vs. Oklahoma Baptist

D.19

at TCU

D.12 D.30 J.2 J.4 J.7 J.9

J.14 J.16

0.4

at Drury

at Lamar

vs. Southern Nazarene

at Univ. of Science & Arts at Wayland Baptist

at Lubbock Christian

J.23 J.30

at Mid-America Christian at Oklahoma Christian

F.4

vs. Lubbock Christian

F.8

at Oklahoma Baptist

F.5 F.11 F.13 F.18 F.20 F.25 F.27

vs. Wayland Baptist vs. John Brown

at Rogers State

vs. Oklahoma Christian at Northwestern OSU

vs. Univ. of Science & Arts at Southern Nazarene

• - Northwestern OSU Classic

vs. Rogers State at John Brown

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Houston

Northern Colorado

Houston, Texas

December 30, 2009

www.uhcougars.com

General Information Location

Houston, Texas

Enrollment

36,098

Founded

General Information

Hofheinz Pavilion | 8,479

President

Dr. Renu Khator

Director of Athletics

Mack Rhoades

Basketball Information Head Coach

Tom Penders

Overall Record | Years

629-422 | 35

Alma Mater

Fordham | 1985

Director of Basketball Operations

Michael Young

Alma Mater

Houston | 2002

Office Phone

Terry Anderson

Northern Colorado | 2009 (970) 351-2197

Aubrey Coleman P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Kelvin Lewis

18.0

3.3

1.3

0.2

1.4

19.4

8.2

2.4

0.0

Head Coach

Ben Braun

Overall Record | Years

562-411 | 32

Wisconsin | 1975 10-22 | 1

Louis Reynaud

San Francisco State | 1982

Assistant Coach

Kevin Mouton

Alma Mater

San Francisco | 1989

Assistant Coach

Mike Roberts

Alma Mater

Indiana | 2005

Director of Basketball Operations

Marco Morcos

Rutgers | 2005

Office Phone

Top Returners Aubrey Coleman

Chris Del Conten

Alma Mater

(713) 743-9410

Tom Penders

David W. Leebron

Alma Mater

Kansas Wesleyan | 1998

Office Phone

Tudor Fieldhouse | 5,208

President

Associate Head Coach

Shawn Ellis

Alma Mater

Conference USA

Arena | Capacity

Record at RU | Years

Grand View | 1996

Director of Basketball Operations

Blue and Gray

Conference

Alma Mater

B.J. Hill

Alma Mater

Owls

Basketball Information

31-58 | 4

Assistant Coach

Jerry Hobbie

Alma Mater

31-58 | 4

Alma Mater

SMU | 1986

Assistant Coach

Overall Record | Years

5,339

1891

Director of Athletics

Kansas | 1985

Associate Head Coach

Kevin Lewis

Alma Mater

Tad Boyle

Record at UNCO | Years

Auburn | 1989

Assistant Coach

Jay Hinrichs

Alma Mater

Melvin Haralson

Alma Mater

Kay Norton

Head Coach

Enrollment Colors

Butler-Hancock Pavilion | 2,734

President

Houston, Texas

Nickname

Big Sky Conference

Arena | Capacity

Location

Founded

Blue and Gold

Conference

Fort Worth, Texas

General Information

Bears

Basketball Information

102-61 | 5

Associate Head Coach

11,925

Director of Athletics

Connecticut | 1967

Record at UH | Years

Enrollment

Rice

www.riceowls.com

1889

Colors

Conference USA

Arena | Capacity

Greeley, Colorado

Nickname

Scarlet and White

Conference

Location

Founded

Cougars

Colors

January 2, 2010

www.uncbears.com

1927

Nickname

Fort Worth, Texas

2.5

Will Figures

Tad Boyle P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Devon Beitzel

11.8

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.1

12.1

2.3

2.3

0.8

Cory Pfieger

Ben Braun

Top Returners Will Figures

(713) 348-4075

0.0

Top Returners Cory Pfieger

Lawrence Ghoram

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

8.0

3.3

1.3

0.8

0.2

8.2

3.5

2.2

0.6

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Maurice McNeil

Jr.

F

6-9

215

Tate Unruh

Fr.

G

6-2

155

A.J. Holland

Fr.

G

6-2

170

Adam Brown

Jr.

G

Athletic Media Relations

6-4

175

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Jeff Conrad

Office Phone

(713) 743-9410

E-Mail

jaconrad@central.uh.edu

Cell Phone

(713) 557-3841

Office Fax

(713) 743-9411

Press Row

(713) 743-9414

2009-10 Schedule

Connor Osborne

Fr.

C

Athletic Media Relations

6-9

250

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Scott Ward

Office Phone

(970) 351-2522

E-Mail

scott.ward@unco.edu

Cell Phone

(970) 978-0950

Office Fax

(970) 351-1065

Press Row

(970) 351-2522

2009-10 Schedule

Stuart Pirri

Fr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-8

185

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Ron Mears

Office Phone

(713) 348-3929

E-Mail

rmears@rice.edu

Cell Phone

(832) 969-1310

Office Fax

(713) 348-6019

Press Row

(713) 348-3929

2009-10 Schedule

N.17

vs. Nicholls State

J.23

at Memphis

N.13

• - vs. McNeese State

J.15

at Portland State

N.13

• - vs. Sacramento State

J.23

at Tulsa

N.26

• - vs. Oklahoma

F.3

at UTEP

N.16

• - vs. Hawai’i

J.22

vs. Sacramento State

N.15

• - vs. Houston Baptist

F.3

vs. Tulane

N.21 N.27 N.28 D.6

D.14 D.19 D.21 D.23 D.29 J.1 J.3 J.6 J.9

J.13 J.16 J.20

at Nevada

• - vs. San Diego • - vs. TBA

vs. Texas A&M-C.C. vs. Troy

vs. Mississippi State vs. The Citadel vs. TCU

vs. Louisiana Tech at UT San Antonio at Iowa State at Rice

vs. Tulsa

vs. UTEP

at East Carolina

vs. Central Florida

J.30 F.6 F.9

F.13 F.16 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.3 M.6

vs. Marshall vs. Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky vs. SMU

at Central Florida at UAB

vs. Memphis at SMU

vs. Rice

at Tulane

• - Great Alaska Shootout

N.15 N.20 N.21 N.27 D.1 D.4 D.5

D.12 D.16 D.19 D.21 D.28 D.30 J.2 J.7 J.9

• - vs. Southern Utah

! - vs. Texas Southern ! - vs. TBA

at North Dakota

vs. Colorado State at Montana State at Montana

# - vs. Wyoming vs. UL Monroe at Oklahoma

vs. San Jose State

J.16 J.28 J.31 F.7

F.12 F.13 F.18 F.20 F.23 F.27

at Eastern Washington vs. Montana

vs. Montana State

vs. Northern Arizona at Idaho State

at Weber State

vs. Eastern Washington vs. Portland State

vs. Johnson & Wales at Sacramento State

vs Denver

• - Rainbow Classic

at Northern Arizona

# - Blue Cross Wyoming Shootout

at TCU

vs. Weber State vs. Idaho State

! - Reggie Minton/AFA Classic

N.14 N.19 N.24 N.29 D.2 D.5

D.16 D.19 D.23 D.29

��� - vs. South Alabama at Arizona

vs. Furman vs. Texas

at Harvard

vs. North Texas vs. Santa Clara at LSU

at Lamar

vs. McNeese State

J.2

at TCU

J.9

at Central Florida

J.6 J.13 J.16 J.20

0.1

vs. Houston

J.30 F.6

F.13 F.17 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.3 M.6

at East Carolina vs. UAB

at Southern Mississippi at SMU

vs. East Carolina vs. Marshall at UTEP

at Houston

vs. Central Florida

• - Rice Basketball Challenge

at Tulane

vs. Memphis vs. SMU

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The Opponents UT Pan American

January 20, 2010

January 6, 2010

Fort Worth, Texas

February 6, 2010

www.utpabroncs.com

General Information Location

Edinburg, Texas

Enrollment

17,534

Founded

Great West Conference

Arena | Capacity

UTPA Fieldhouse | 4,000

Interim President

Dr. Charles Sorber

Director of Athletics Head Coach

0-0 | 1

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater

Claremont McKenna | 2000

Office Phone

Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould Dr. Hans Mueh

Head Coach

Jeff Reynolds

Overall Record | Years

108-69 | 6 26-35 | 2

(956) 381-2870

Nick Weiermiller

Ryan Marks Top Returners Nick Weiermiller

Nathan Hawkins

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

9.7

3.4

0.4

0.3

0.1

10.7

2.9

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

Aaron Urbanus

Fr.

G

Julius Heran

Jr.

G

Athletic Media Relations

5.6

1.6

Kevin Carroll

S-G

B-G

6.0

2.7

0.7

0.3

0.3

185

Todd Fletcher

Fr.

G

Office Phone

(956) 380-8799 (956) 739-4878 (956) 381-2261

Press Row

A-G

4.5

6-0

(956) 381-2236

2009-10 Schedule

Taylor Broekhuis

97-34 | 5

Fr.

C

Athletic Media Relations

1.9

0.6

0.3

John Wardenburg BYU | 1986

Terry Nashif BYU | 2005

Tim LaComb Utah | 2006

(801) 422-5040

Jimmer Fredette

Dave Rose Top Returners

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

Jonathan Tavernari

15.7

7.2

1.8

1.5

0.3

Jimmer Fredette

16.2

3.0

4.1

1.5

YR

Pos

HT

WT

6-2

180

Tyler Haws

Fr.

G

6-5

200

6-10

210

Office Phone

(719) 333-3950 (719) 338-0804 (719) 333-3798

Press Row

UNLV | 1991

Top Newcomers

jerry.cross@usafa.edu

Office Fax

Dave Rice

WT

Jerry Cross

Cell Phone

97-34 | 5

HT

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

Houston | 1983

Office Phone

R-G

6.8

Pos

165

Overall Record | Years

Alma Mater

P-G

YR

5-10

Dave Rose

Alma Mater

Evan Washington

Top Newcomers

zedavila@broncs.utpa.edu

Office Fax

Grant Parker

Head Coach

Director of Basketball Operations

Berry | 2000

WT

Zena Davila

Cell Phone

Evan Washington

Tom Holmoe

Alma Mater

(719) 333-4063

Top Returners

Cecil Q. Samuelson

Director of Athletics

Assistant Coach

Air Force | 1997

HT

Men’s Basketball SID Contact E-Mail

0.0

Marriott Center | 22,700

President

Alma Mater

Rob Pryor

Jeff Reynolds

Mountain West Conference

Arena | Capacity

Assistant Coach

Radford | 1988

Office Phone

Blue and White

Conference

Alma Mater

Steve Snell

Alma Mater

Cougars

Colors

Associate Head Coach

Thiel | 1986

Director of Basketball Operations

29,854

1875

Record at BYU | Years

Dave Pilipovich

Alma Mater

Enrollment

Basketball Information

UNC Greensboro | 1978

Assistant Coach

Provo, Utah

Nickname

Clune Arena | 5,858

Alma Mater

Joel Weiss

Alma Mater

Arena | Capacity

Location

Founded

Mountain West Conference

Assistant Coach

UT San Antonio | 2004

Director of Basketball Operations

Conference

Alma Mater

Jon Havens

www.byucougars.com

Blue and Silver

Assistant Coach

USC | 2005

Assistant Coach

Colors

Provo, Utah

Fort Worth, Texas

General Information

Falcons

Record at AFA | Years

Rodrick Rhodes

Alma Mater

Nickname

Alma Mater

148-83 | 8

Record at UTPA | Years

4,400

Basketball Information

USC | 1993

Overall Record | Years

Enrollment

BYU

March 6, 2010

1954

Director of Athletics

Ryan Marks

Alma Mater

USAFA, Colorado

President

Chris King

Basketball Information

Location

Founded

Forest Green and Orange

Conference

February 2, 2010

www.goairforcefalcons.com

Broncs

Colors

Fort Worth, Texas USAFA, Colorado

General Information

1927

Nickname

Air Force

(719) 333-6467

2009-10 Schedule

Brandon Davies

Fr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-9

230

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Kyle Chilton

Office Phone

(801) 422-8948

E-Mail

0.1

kyle_chilton@byu.edu

Cell Phone

(801) 372-4401

Office Fax

(801) 422-0633

Press Row

(801) 422-3675

2009-10 Schedule

N.14

vs. Louisiana Tech

J.16

vs. Chicago State

N.13

vs. Western State

J.26

at UNLV

N.13

• - vs. Bradley

J.16

vs. Colorado State

N.19

at Texas A&M-C.C.

J.25

vs. Texas A&M-C.C.

N.21

• - vs. TBA

F.3

at San Diego State

N.20

at Hawai’i

J.23

at San Diego State

N.16 N.22 N.24 N.27 N.28 D.2 D.5 D.7

D.15 D.18 D.22 D.28 J.2 J.5 J.7

J.14

at Lamar

• - at Missouri

• - at Mississippi State

• - vs. UT Chattanooga • - vs. TBA

at Nebraska

at Texas State

at UT San Antonio at Texas

vs. UT San Antonio at Louisiana Tech

vs. Northern Arizona at Air Force at Virginia

at Northwestern vs. NJIT

J.20 J.28 J.30 F.4 F.6

at TCU

vs. North Dakota

vs. South Dakota at Utah Valley

at Chicago State

F.10

vs. Houston Baptist

F.20

at NJIT

F.13 F.27 M.4 M.6

vs. Utah Valley

at Houston Baptist at South Dakota at North Dakota

• - SPI Invitational

N.20 N.28 D.2 D.5 D.8

D.12 D.19 D.22 D.28 D.29 J.2 J.6 J.9

J.13 J.20 J.23

• - vs. Dickinson State vs. Charleston Southern

vs. North Carolina Central ^ - at Missouri State

vs. Prairie View A&M at Washington State

vs. Northern Arizona vs. UC Davis

! - vs. Niagara ! - vs. TBA

J.30 F.6 F.9

F.13 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.2 M.6

vs. Wyoming vs. TCU

vs. Colorado State at BYU

at New Mexico vs. Utah

vs. UNLV

at Wyoming

vs. San Diego State

vs. UT Pan American

• - Reggie Minton/AFA Classic

at Colorado State

! - Sun Bowl Tournament

at TCU

vs. BYU

vs. New Mexico at Utah

^ - MWC/MVC Challenge

N.17 N.24 N.27 D.2 D.5 D.8

vs. Idaho State vs. Southern

vs. Weber State at Utah State

vs. San Francisco vs. Arizona State

D.12

vs. Fresno State

D.19

! - vs. Eastern Washington

D.17 D.22 D.23 D.28 J.2 J.6 J.9

J.13

! - vs. Wagner ! - TBA ! - TBA

at Arizona

vs. Eastern New Mexico vs. UNLV at UTEP

vs. Air Force

J.20 J.27 J.30

vs. Wyoming

at New Mexico vs. Utah

F.2

vs. TCU

F.13

vs. Air Force

F.6

F.17 F.20 F.23 F.27 M.3 M.6

at UNLV

at Colorado State at Wyoming

vs. San Diego State vs. New Mexico at Utah at TCU

• - MWC/MVC Challenge ! - Las Vegas Classic

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The Opponents Colorado State

January 27, 2010

Fort Collins, Colorado

February 27, 2010

January 30, 2010

Fort Worth, Texas

www.csurams.com

General Information Location

Fort Collins, Colorado

Enrollment

25,413

Founded

Arena | Capacity

Moby Arena | 8,745

President

Dr. Anthony A. Frank

Director of Athletics Head Coach

Tim Miles

Overall Record | Years

228-179 | 14

Alma Mater

Georgia Southern | 2991

Director of Basketball Operations

Randy Baruth

Alma Mater

Dakota Wesleyan | 2002

Office Phone

Arena | Capacity

(970) 491-6232

Top Returners Andy Ogide Jesse Carr

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

8.8

1.9

2.5

0.9

0.1

10.2

5.8

0.6

Dr. David J. Schmidly

Steve Alford

Overall Record | Years

354-204 | 18

Alma Mater

0.6

0.6

Loyola Marymount | 1995 Duane Broussard Bradley | 1993

Dairese Gary

Jeff Schemmel Steve Fisher

Overall Record | Years

357-222 | 18

Illinois State | 1967

A-G

S-G

B-G

8.1

2.2

4.1

1.1

0.0

1.1

173-140 | 10

Brian Dutcher

Minnesota | 1982 Justin Hutson

Cal State Bakersfield | 1994

Assistant Coach

Mark Fisher

Alma Mater

Michigan | 2001

Director of Basketball Operations

Matt Soria

San Diego State | 2002

Office Phone

R-G

1.5

Dr. Stephen Weber

Alma Mater

P-G

6.4

Viejas Arena | 12,414

Head Coach

Roman Martinez 10.6

Mountain West Conference

Arena | Capacity

Alma Mater

(505) 925-5750

Roman Martinez

Scarlet and Black

Conference

Assistant Coach

Wyking Jones

Steve Alford

Aztecs

Colors

Alma Mater

Northern State | 2000

Top Returners

34,360

1897

Assistant Head Coach

Ryan Milller

Office Phone

Enrollment

Record at SDSU | Years

Georgia Tech | 1988

Alma Mater

San Diego, California

Founded

Alma Mater

Craig Neal

Director of Basketball Operations

Location

Basketball Information

46-21 | 2

Alma Mater

General Information

Director of Athletics

Indiana | 1987

Assistant Coach

Fort Worth, Texas

www.goaztecs.com

President

Paul Krebs

Head Coach

Andy Ogide

Tim Miles

The Pit | 14,586

Alma Mater

DeMario Slocum

Alma Mater

Mountain West Conference

Assistant Coach

North Dakota | 1996

Assistant Coach

Conference

San Diego, California

February 16, 2010

Nickname

Cherry and Silver

Alma Mater

Craig Smith

Alma Mater

Colors

Associate Head Coach

Minnesota | 1996

Assistant Coach

Lobos

Record at UNM | Years

Niko Medved

Alma Mater

25,767

Basketball Information

16-47 | 2

Assistant Coach

Enrollment

1889

Director of Athletics

University of Mary | 1989

Record at CSU | Years

Albuquerque, New Mexico

President

Paul Kowalczyk

Basketball Information

Location

Nickname

Mountain West Conference

January 16, 2010

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Founded

Green and Gold

Conference

March 3, 2010

General Information

Rams

Colors

San Diego State

Fort Worth, Texas

www.golobos.com

1870

Nickname

New Mexico

0.3

(619) 594-6249

Billy White

Steve Fisher Top Returners Billy White D.J. Gay

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

6.0

1.8

1.8

0.7

0.1

8.8

3.8

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

Trevor Williams

Fr.

C

7-0

270

Jamal Fenton

Fr.

G

5-9

170

Malcolm Thomas

Jr.

F

Travis Busch

Sr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

6-4

220

Men’s Basketball SID

Danny Mattie

Office Phone

(970) 491-5050

E-Mail

D.Mattie@colostate.edu

Cell Phone

(970) 217-3140

Office Fax

(970) 491-1348

Press Row

(970) 491-3981

2009-10 Schedule

Darington Hobson

Jr.

G-F

Athletic Media Relations

6-7

205

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Greg Remington

Office Phone

(505) 925-5520

E-Mail

gregrem@unm.edu

Cell Phone

(505) 410-4844

Office Fax

(505) 925-5529

Press Row

(505) 925-5750

2009-10 Schedule

Brian Carlwell

Jr.

C

Athletic Media Relations

0.8

0.9

HT

WT

6-9

220

6-10

295

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Mike May

Office Phone

(619) 957-8372

E-Mail

mmay@mail.sdsu.edu

Cell Phone

(619) 594-5547

Office Fax

(619) 582-6541

Press Row

(619) 265-5853

2009-10 Schedule

N.13

• - vs. UC Davis

J.23

at New Mexico

N.14

vs. UC Riverside

J.16

at Wyoming

N.10

vs. Point Loma Nazarene

J.23

vs. BYU

N.15

• - at Oregon

J.30

vs. San Diego State

N.20

• - vs. Nicholls State

J.23

vs. Colorado State

N.19

• - vs. Santa Clara

F.3

vs. Air Force

N.14 N.20 N.24 N.29 D.1 D.5

D.10 D.12 D.20 D.22 D.28 D.31 J.6 J.9

J.16 J.20

• - vs. Winston-Salem ! - at Indiana State vs. Mayville State

vs. San Francisco

at Northern Colorado vs. Denver

vs. Colorado vs. Montana

vs. Northern Arizona at UCLA

at Fresno State vs. Yale

at Wyoming

vs. Air Force at BYU

vs. UNLV

J.27 F.3 F.6 F.9

F.17 F.20 F.23 F.27 M.3 M.6

vs. TCU at Utah

vs. Wyoming at Air Force vs. BYU

at UNLV

vs. New Mexico at TCU

at San Diego State vs. Utah

• - Basketball Travelers Tournament ! - MWC/MVC Challenge

N.17 N.21 N.22 N.27 D.2 D.5 D.9

D.12 D.16 D.19 D.23 D.29 J.1 J.5 J.9

J.13

at New Mexico State • - vs. Louisiana Tech • - vs. Miami (Ohio) at Hawai’i

vs. California

vs. New Mexico State at San Diego

vs. Texas A&M

vs. Northern Arizona ! - vs. Creigton

at Oral Roberts vs. Texas Tech vs. Dayton

at San Diego State vs. UNLV

vs. Utah

J.20 J.27 J.30 F.6 F.9

F.13 F.16 F.20 F.23 F.27 M.3

at Air Force vs. BYU at TCU

vs. San Diego State at UNLV at Utah

vs. Wyoming vs. Air Force

at Colorado State at BYU

vs. TCU

• - Basketball Travelers Tournament ! - MWC/MVC Challenge

N.14 N.23 N.25 N.28 D.2 D.5 D.9

D.12 D.19 D.22 D.29

vs. UC San Diego

• - at Fresno State • - at Pacific

• - vs. Northern Arizona at San Diego

at UC Santa Barbara

vs. Cal State Fullerton vs. Arizona

at Arizona State ! - at Drake

vs. UC Riverside

J.5

vs. New Mexico

J.12

at UNLV

J.9

J.16 J.19

0.8

at Wyoming

J.30 F.6

F.10 F.13 F.16 F.20 F.23 M.3 M.6

at Colorado State at New Mexico vs. Wyoming vs. UNLV at TCU

vs. Utah at BYU

vs. Colorado State at Air Force

• - West Coast Classic

! - MWC/MVC Challenge

vs. TCU at Utah

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UNLV

Fort Worth, Texas

February 24, 2010

January 9, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada

Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

Enrollment

28,000

Founded

www.utahutes.com

Colors

Mountain West Conference

Arena | Capacity

Thomas & Mack Center | 18,500

Interim President

Dr. Neal Smatresk

Interim Director of Athletics

Jerry Koloskie

Basketball Information Head Coach

Lon Kruger

Overall Record | Years

430-286 | 23

Alma Mater

Steve Henson

Alma Mater

Kansas State | 1990

Assistant Coach

Top Returners Tre’Von Willis

Oscar Bellfield

Head Coach

Jim Boylen

Overall Record | Years

42-25 | 3

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

6.2

2.2

3.4

0.9

0.3

4.3

3.3

1.1

0.2

Heath Schroyer

Overall Record | Years

66-79 | 5

Armstrong Atlantic State | 1995

Fred Langley

Fresno State | 1987 Shaun Vandiver Colorado | 2002

Anthony Stewart

Mount Union | 1993 Greg Badenhop

Alma Mater

Ohio Northern | 2007

Office Phone

Luka Drca P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

7.7

2.5

3.5

1.0

0.1

0.7

31-32 | 2

Director of Basketball Operations

(801) 581-5451

Luka Drca

Head Coach

Alma Mater

Michigan State | 2003

3.3

Tom Burman

Assistant Coach

Jon Dykema

5.2

Dr. Tom Buchanan

Alma Mater

Southern Utah | 2002

9.3

Arena-Auditorium | 15,000

President

Assistant Coach

Stan Johnson

Carlon Brown

Mountain West Conference

Arena | Capacity

Alma Mater

Southern Utah | 1996

Top Returners

Brown and Gold

Conference

Assistant Coach

Barret Peery

Jim Boylen

Cowboys

Colors

Record at UW | Years

Alma College | 1995

Office Phone

13,207

1886

Alma Mater

Jeff Smith

Assistant Coach

Enrollment

Basketball Information

42-25 | 3

Alma Mater

Laramie, Wyoming

Director of Athletics

Maine | 1987

Assistant Coach

Tre’Von Willis 11.4

Dr. Chris Hill

Alma Mater

(702) 895-3295

Lon Kruger

Michael K. Young

Director of Basketball Operations

Kansas State | 1992

Office Phone

President

Alma Mater

Mike Shepherd

Alma Mater

Huntsman Center | 15,000

Assistant Coach

Wichita State | 1988

Director of Basketball Operations

Arena | Capacity

Location

Nickname

Mountain West Conference

Alma Mater

Lew Hill

Alma Mater

Conference

Fort Worth, Texas

Laramie, Wyoming

Founded

Crimson and White

Record at Utah | Years

Southwest Texas State | 1979

Assistant Coach

Colors

February 13, 2010

www.wyomingathletics.com

Runnin’ Utes

Alma Mater

Greg Grensing

Alma Mater

29,251

Basketball Information

112-53 | 5

Assistant Coach

Enrollment

Wyoming

General Information

1850

Director of Athletics

Kansas State | 1975

Record at UNLV | Years

Salt Lake City, Utah

Nickname

Scarlet and Gray

Conference

Location

Founded

Runnin’ Rebels

January 12, 2010

Fort Worth, Texas

General Information

1957

Nickname

Salt Lake City, Utah

February 10, 2010

www.unlvrebels.com

General Information

Utah

0.4

(307) 766-2256

Ajam Muojeke

Heath Schroyer Top Returners Ajam Muojeke

Adam Waddell

P-G

R-G

A-G

S-G

B-G

5.1

3.9

0.5

0.5

0.6

13.8

5.3

1.5

0.8

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Top Newcomers

YR

Pos

HT

WT

Chace Stanback

So.

F

6-8

210

Jeremy Olsen

Fr.

C

6-11

220

Desmar Jackson

Fr.

G

6-5

190

Derrick Jasper

Jr.

G

Athletic Media Relations

6-6

215

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

Andy Grossman

Office Phone

(702) 895-3995

E-Mail

andy.grossman@unlv.edu

Cell Phone

(702) 630-3949

Office Fax

(702) 895-0989

Press Row

(702) 895-4600

2009-10 Schedule

Jay Watkins

Office Phone

(801) 581-3771 (801) 580-4411

Office Fax

(801) 581-4358

Press Row

(801) 581-6657

2009-10 Schedule

N.13

vs. Idaho

N.21

• - vs. Southern Illinois

J.26

vs. Air Force

N.21

• - vs. Southern

N.25 N.28 D.2 D.5

D.12 D.15 D.17 D.19 D.22 D.23 D.25 J.6 J.9

J.12 J.16

vs. Holy Cross vs. Louisville at Arizona

at Santa Clara

vs. Kansas State

at Southern Utah vs. Weber State

vs. USC Upstate ! - vs. SMU ! - vs. TBA ! - vs. TBA at BYU

at New Mexico

vs. San Diego State vs Utah

F.3 F.9

at Wyoming

vs. New Mexico

F.13

at San Diego State

F.20

vs. Colorado State

F.17 F.24 F.27 M.6

at Utah

vs. TCU

at Air Force

vs. Wyoming

• - MWC/MVC Challenge

! - Diamond Head Classic

kharris@huntsman.utah.edu

Cell Phone

at Colorado State at TCU

200

Kyle Harris

E-Mail

J.20 J.23

6-6

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

vs. Pittsburg State vs. Nevada

F

Athletic Media Relations

N.14 N.18

Jr.

N.18 N.24 N.27 N.28 D.2 D.5 D.9

D.12 D.19 D.23 D.29 J.2 J.9

J.13 J.16 J.19

vs. Utah State • - vs. Seattle • - vs. Illinois • - vs. TBA

at Weber State

vs. Idaho State vs. Michigan

vs. Oklahoma

! - vs. Illinois State at Pepperdine

vs. UT San Antonio at LSU

vs. TCU

at New Mexico at UNLV

vs. San Diego State

Daylen Harrison

Fr.

F

Athletic Media Relations

John Paradis

Office Phone

(307) 766-2256

E-Mail

JP12@uwyo.edu

Cell Phone

(307) 760-2582

Office Fax

(307) 766-2346

Press Row

(307) 766-2222

2009-10 Schedule

vs. Air Force

N.13

vs. South Dakota State

J.20

J.30

at BYU

N.21

vs. Boise State

J.30

F.3

F.10 F.13 F.17 F.20 F.24 F.27 M.3 M.6

at Wyoming

vs. Colorado State at TCU

vs. New Mexico vs. UNLV

at San Diego State at Air Force

vs. Wyoming vs. BYU

at Colorado State

• - Las Vegas Invitational ! - MWC/MVC Challenge

220

Men’s Basketball SID Contact

J.23 J.27

6-6

N.18 N.25 N.27 N.28 N.29 D.5

vs. Peru State at Denver

• - vs. Monmouth • - vs. Hampton

• - vs. Pepperdine

vs. Loyola Marymount

D.12

! - vs. Northern Colorado

D.20

vs. South Dakota

D.15 D.23 D.30 J.2 J.6 J.9

J.12 J.16

0.4

at Tennessee

^ - at Northern Iowa vs. Akron

J.27

at BYU

vs. Utah

at Air Force

F.3

vs. UNLV

F.10

at San Diego State

F.6

F.13 F.17 F.20 F.27 M.2 M.6

at Colorado State vs. TCU

at New Mexico vs. BYU at Utah

vs. Air Force at UNLV

vs. Adams State

• - World Vision Challenge

vs. San Diego State

^ - MWC/MVC Challenge

vs. Colorado State at TCU

! - Blue Cross Wyoming Shootout

vs. New Mexico

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Mountain West Conference This is the Mountain West Conference

From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West Conference has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Fresh off the celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2008-09, the MWC continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Over its 10-year history, the MWC has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. Progressive in its approach, the MWC has marked several achievements over its first decade of existence, most notably becoming the first to establish a sports television network dedicated solely to an intercollegiate athletic conference (The Mtn.). The Mountain West Conference also was the first to experiment with the coaches challenge in the college football instant replay system and was the first non-automatic-qualifying BCS conference to participate in and win two BCS bowl games.

Craig Thompson Commissioner

Additionally, the Mountain West Conference was the first conference to have a member institution with No. 1 overall picks in both the NFL and NBA drafts in the same year (Utah’s Alex Smith and Andrew Bogut, respectively in 2005). With San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg claiming the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Mountain West Conference is the only conference to have the No. 1 selection in each of the NFL, NBA and MLB drafts since the conference was founded in 1999. The MWC also ranks second in No. 1 draft picks in the NFL, NBA and MLB over the last five years with three overall - one behind the SEC, which currently has four. The Mountain West Conference is noted for its geographic diversity. Some of the most beautiful terrain and landscapes in the nation can be found within Mountain West Conference boundaries, including the majestic Rocky Mountain range - which borders four MWC schools (Air Force, BYU, Colorado State and Utah). The high plains of Wyoming (elevation 7,220 feet - the highest Division I campus in the nation) contrast with the desert city of Las Vegas (the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the West) and the Pacific Ocean locale of San Diego State. The southwestern flavor of New Mexico complements the western heritage and culture of Fort Worth, Texas, home of the MWC’s most recent member - TCU.

Javan Hedlund

The History

Associate Commissioner

The Mountain West Conference was conceived on May 26, 1998, when the presidents of eight institutions - Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming - decided to form a new NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic conference. The split from the former 16-team conference re-established continuity and stability among the membership within the new league and signaled the continuation of its tradition-rich, long-standing athletic rivalries. Five of the MWC’s eight original members have been conference rivals since the 1960s (BYU, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado State) while San Diego State (1978) and Air Force (1980) were long-time members as well. UNLV and TCU entered the fold in 1996, and the Rebels continued as one of the original eight institutions that formed the MWC in 1999. TCU rejoined the group with its first year of competition in the Mountain West in 2005-06, completing the conference membership as it stands today. When the MWC officially began operations on July 1, 1999, the new league had in place a seven-year contract with ESPN, giving the broadcaster exclusive national television rights to MWC football and men’s basketball, and three-year agreements to send the league’s football champion to the Liberty Bowl and a second team to the Las Vegas Bowl. Commissioner Craig Thompson also arranged a third bowl tie-in each of the first three years (1999 Motor City, 2000 Silicon Valley, 2001 New Orleans) before securing a four-year deal with the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco in 2002.

Kim Melcher

Director of Communications

An innovator in the postseason bowl structure, the MWC engineered many “firsts” as league teams have participated in five inaugural bowl games (2000 Silicon Valley, 2001 New Orleans, 2002 San Francisco (Emerald), 2005 Poinsettia, 2006 New Mexico) as well as placing the first non-automatic-qualifying BCS team into a BCS bowl game with Utah’s appearance in the 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

The Opportunity

The MWC provides a first-class athletic and academic experience for more than 7,000 student-athletes each year. Over the past 10 years, 38 student-athletes from Mountain West institutions have earned NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships, and since the league’s inception in 1999, an additional 20 student-athletes have been named MWC Student-Athlete of the Year and awarded league-sponsored postgraduate scholarships. Two student-athletes have earned distinction as Rhodes Scholars (Jessica Mellinger, Wyoming and Delavane Diaz, Air Force).

Marlon Edge

Asst. Director of Communications

Conference student-athletes are also given a voice regarding pertinent issues within the MWC and NCAA governance structure through representation on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The Mountain West Conference SAAC consists of 19 representatives; two student-athletes from each member institution and one faculty athletics representative. The committee reviews and reacts to legislation and to other topics referred by the Conference constituent groups or committees related to the student-athlete experience.

The Sportsmanship

Named a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport in 1998, Commissioner Thompson has been a driving force for sportsmanship within intercollegiate athletics. As part of its continuing growth and development, the Mountain West Conference implemented an extensive Sportsmanship Initiative, developed by the league's Ethics and Sportsmanship Committee and ultimately endorsed by both the MWC Joint Council and MWC Board of Directors. The program is made up of several elements, which are both practical and philosophical in nature. While the MWC has significant penalties in place to deal with violations, the Sportsmanship Initiative is primarily promotional and educational in nature. The goal is to develop an environment that fosters appropriate behavior from all conference members.

Becky Motchan

Asst. Director of Communications

Mountain West Conference Sports Information Contact Information Mountain West Conference

Air Force Academy BYU

Colorado State New Mexico

San Diego State TCU

UNLV Utah

Wyoming

Contact

Office

Fax

E-Mail

Jerry Cross

(719) 333-3950

(719) 333-3798

jerry.cross@usafa.edu

Danny Mattie

(970) 491-6494

(970) 491-1348

d.mattie@colostate.edu

Kim Melcher Kyle Chilton

Greg Remington Mike May

Joe Monaco

Andy Grossman Kyle Harris

John Paradis

(719) 488-4050

(801) 422-4909 (505) 925-5525 (619) 594-5547 (817) 257-5378 (702) 895-3995 (801) 581-3771 (307) 766-2290

(719) 487-7240

(801) 422-0633 (505) 925-5609 (619) 582-6541 (817) 257-7964 (702) 895-0989 (801) 581-4358 (307) 766-2256

Website

kmelcher@themwc.com

www.themwc.com

kyle_chilton@byu.edu

www.byucougars.com

gregrem@unm.edu

mmay@mail.sdsu.edu j.monaco@tcu.edu

andy.grossman@unlv.edu

kharris@huntsman.utah.edu jp12@uwyo.edu

www.goairforcefalcons.com www.csurams.com www.golobos.com

www.goaztecs.com www.gofrogs.com

www.unlvrebels.com www.utahutes.com

www.wyomingathletics.com

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Mountain West Conference The Mtn. Network

The MWC television package will reach a national audience in 2009-10 through a combination of telecasts on The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.), CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) and VERSUS. The Mtn.Network has been available to cable subscribers in the MWC footprint since it first aired in 2006-07 and became available nationally on DIRECTV in the summer of 2008. On August 26th, 2004, College Sports Television (CSTV) and the Mountain West Conference announced a visionary partnership that revolutionized the college sports landscape. The landmark agreement was the first NCAA Division I football and men’s basketball conference-wide deal for CSTV and provided the network exclusive rights to all conference events, including cable and satellite television coverage, national over-the-air and satellite radio, video-on-demand and online broadcast rights. A succession of events since the Fall 2004 has improved the television model, including CSTV’s merger with Comcast SportsNet to create The Mtn. – MountainWest Sports Network - and CBS Corporation’s purchase of CSTV. CBS acquired CSTV in January 2006, and on February 12th, 2008, the network incorporated CSTV’s cable, broadcast and online activities into its world-famous brand as the CBS College Sports Network (CBS C). The Mtn. is co-owned by CBS College Sports Network and Comcast SportNet. The relationship with Comcast SportNet also delivered a new national broadcast partner in VERSUS. The MWC was the first exclusive college programming provider for the Comcast-owned entity with football and both men’s and women’s basketball games. The CBS C/MWC partnership has guaranteed greater levels of television exposure for all league sports and has resoundingly met the fundamental goals of more exposure and preferred start times and dates. In the summer of 2006, the centerpiece of this historic relationship was realized with the launch of The Mtn. – the first sports network dedicated to serving a single collegiate athletic conference. The Mtn. provides sports fans blanket coverage of MWC athletics across multiple sports, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s Olympic sports. The Mtn. features more than just live games and has added its own original programming. Fans get a comprehensive array of news, features and analysis about their favorite MWC teams and players. In 2008-09, more than 250 MWC events were shown live on The Mtn., CBS C and VERSUS. CBS C is currently available in over 65-million homes while VERSUS is in more than 73-million households. The Mountain West Conference has remained steadfast in its mission to promote the league’s athletic events to national and regional television audiences and will continue to grow its new TV model. Previously, ESPN served as the league’s inaugural official television partner while in-house productions guaranteed coverage for several Mountain West Conference Olympic sports. Through the league’s first nine years, excluding institutional local packages, 1,200 football, volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball events have aired on television with 178 football games and over 159 men’s basketball contests broadcast nationally. Date

Opponent

Frogs on National Television Site

Time

Fort Worth, Texas

8:05 p.m. (CT)

December 8

Texas Tech

Fort Worth, Texas

January 9

Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

January 6

January 12

January 16

January 23

January 27

January 30 February 2

February 10

February 13

February 16

February 24

February 27 March 3 March 6

Air Force

Wyoming

San Diego State UNLV

Colorado State New Mexico BYU

Utah

Wyoming

San Diego State UNLV

Colorado State New Mexico BYU

Fort Worth, Texas

San Diego, California Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Collins, Colorado Fort Worth, Texas Provo, Utah

Fort Worth, Texas

Laramie, Wyoming Fort Worth, Texas

Las Vegas, Nevada Fort Worth, Texas

Albuquerque, New Mexico Fort Worth, Texas

TV Affiliate

6:30 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

2:30 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

6:30 p.m. (CT)

9:00 p.m. (CT)

5:05 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

5:05 p.m. (CT)

8:00 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT) 2:30 p.m. (CT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

10:00 p.m. (CT) 7:30 p.m. (CT)

7:30 p.m. (CT)

5:00 p.m. (CT)

CBS C

The Mtn.

The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn.

The Mtn. The Mtn.

The Mtn. The Mtn.

The Mtn.

The Mtn.

The Mtn.

Date

November 13 November 18 November 18 November 27 November 28 December 2 December 5

December 8 December 8 December 9

December 10 December 12 December 12 December 19 December 19 December 29 January 1 January 5 January 6

January 6 January 6

January 9 January 9 January 9 January 9

January 12 January 13 January 13 January 13 January 16 January 16

January 16 January 16 January 19 January 20 January 20 January 23 January 23 January 23

January 23 January 26

January 27 January 27 January 30 January 30 January 30

January 30 February 2 February 3 February 3 February 6 February 6 February 6 February 9

February 10

February 10 February 10 February 13

February 13 February 13 February 13

February 16 February 17 February 17 February 17 February 20 February 20 February 20 February 20 February 23 February 24 February 24

February 24 February 27 February 27 February 27

February 27 March 2

March 3 March 3 March 3 March 6 March 6

Bill Doleman and Marius Payton

March 6 March 6

Mountain West Conference Television Schedule Game

Affiliate

Utah State at Utah

The Mtn.

Bradley at BYU

Nevada at UNLV

Weber State at BYU Louisville at UNLV

California at New Mexico

Time

The Mtn.

7:30 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

7:30 p.m. (PT)

The Mtn.

VERSUS CBS C

6:00 p.m. (MT) 7:30 p.m. (MT) 1:00 p.m. (PT)

7:00 p.m. (MT)

New Mexico State at New Mexico

The Mtn.

7:00 p.m. (MT)

Arizona State at BYU

The Mtn.

8:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

7:30 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

7:00 p.m. (PT)

The Mtn.

7:00 p.m. (MT)

Texas Tech at TCU Michigan at Utah

Colorado at Colorado State Oklahoma at Utah

Arizona at San Diego State Illinois State at Utah

Creigton at New Mexico

Texas Tech at New Mexico Dayton at New Mexico

The Mtn. CBS C

VERSUS The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn.

6:30 p.m. (CT) 7:00 p.m. (MT) 2:00 p.m. (MT)

4:00 p.m. (MT) 7:00 p.m. (MT)

7:00 p.m. (MT)

New Mexico at San Diego State

The Mtn.

7:30 p.m. (PT)

Air Force at TCU

CBS C

8:05 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

2:30 p.m. (CT)

Colorado State at Wyoming UNLV at BYU TCU at Utah

UNLV at New Mexico

San Diego State at Wyoming Air Force at Colorado State Wyoming at TCU

San Diego State at UNLV BYU at Air Force

Utah at New Mexico

New Mexico at Wyoming Colorado State at BYU

TCU at San Diego State Utah at UNLV

San Diego State at Utah Wyoming at BYU

UNLV at Colorado State

The Mtn. The Mtn.

VERSUS The Mtn. The Mtn.

The Mtn. CBS C

BYU at New Mexico

6:30 p.m. (CT) 7:00 p.m. (PT)

1:30 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn. The Mtn. The Mtn. The Mtn.

TCU at Colorado State

7:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

The Mtn.

BYU at San Diego State Air Force at UNLV

2:00 p.m. (MT)

4:00 p.m. (MT)

6:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

UNLV at TCU

8:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

Colorado State at New Mexico Air Force at Utah

6:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn.

The Mtn.

8:00 p.m. (MT) 4:00 p.m. (MT)

9:00 p.m. (CT) 7:00 p.m. (PT)

8:00 p.m. (MT) 6:00 p.m. (MT) 8:00 p.m. (MT)

1:30 p.m. (MT)

4:00 p.m. (MT) 7:00 p.m. (PT)

5:05 p.m. (CT) 7:30 p.m, (PT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

8:00 p.m. (MT)

San Diego State at Colorado State

The Mtn.

4:00 p.m. (MT)

New Mexico at TCU

CBS C

5:05 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

6:00 p.m. (MT)

Wyoming at Air Force Utah at BYU

TCU at BYU

Colorado State at Utah UNLV at Wyoming BYU at UNLV

The Mtn. The Mtn. The Mtn. The Mtn.

VERSUS

1:30 p.m. (MT) 7:00 p.m. (MT)

8:00 p.m. (CT)

8:00 p.m. (MT) 1:00 p.m. (PT)

San Diego State at New Mexico

The Mtn.

4:00 p.m. (MT)

Colorado State at Air Force

The Mtn.

8:00 p.m. (MT)

Wyoming at Colorado State New Mexico at UNLV Utah at TCU

Wyoming at San Diego State UNLV at San Diego State TCU at Wyoming Air Force at BYU

New Mexico at Utah

San Diego State at TCU Wyoming at New Mexico BYU at Colorado State UNLV at Utah

Air Force at New Mexico BYU at Wyoming

Utah at San Diego State Colorado State at UNLV

The Mtn. CBS C

The Mtn.

7:00 p.m. (MT) 8:00 p.m. (PT)

7:00 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn.

7:30 p.m. (PT)

The Mtn.

2:30 p.m. (CT)

VERSUS

1:00 p.m. (PT)

The Mtn.

4:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

7:00 p.m. (CT)

The Mtn. CBS C

7:00 p.m. (MT)

7:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

6:00 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

1:30 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn. The Mtn. The Mtn. CBS C

8:00 p.m. (MT) 4:00 p.m. (MT) 6:00 p.m. (PT)

3:00 p.m. (PT)

New Mexico at Colorado State

The Mtn.

8:00 p.m. (MT)

Utah at Air Force

The Mtn.

6:30 p.m. (MT)

The Mtn.

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The Mtn.

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The Mtn.

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Colorado State at San Diego State

The Mtn.

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Utah at Colorado State

The Mtn.

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The Mtn.

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San Diego State at BYU TCU at UNLV

UNLV at Air Force

New Mexico at BYU Wyoming at Utah

Colorado State at TCU Air Force at Wyoming TCU at New Mexico BYU at Utah

Wyoming at UNLV BYU at TCU

San Diego State at Air Force

CBS C

The Mtn. VERSUS The Mtn. The Mtn. CBS C

VERSUS The Mtn.

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10:00 p.m. (CT) 2:00 p.m. (MT)

7:30 p.m. (CT) 7:30 p.m. (CT) 7:00 p.m. (MT) 1:00 p.m. (PT)

7:00 p.m. (MT)

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2008-09 Season Review Two Frogs Earn All-Conference Laurels • Kevin Langford was selected as a second team All-Mountain West Conference award winner while Zvonko

Kevin Langford

Buljan garnered honorable mention accolades. This was the third time that Langford was awarded with allconference honors after previously earning third team and honorable mention accolades, respectively.

Kevin Langford

• A mainstay in the TCU rotation in his three seasons, Kevin Langford was a starter in 91 consecutive games

and posted a double-digit scoring performance in 66 of those contests (20 - Sr. | 24 - Jr. | 22 - So.). The TCU forward concluded his tenure ranked sixth in the Frogs’ record books for career games started.

• Langford collected a career-high 36 points on 13-of-19 shooting, including 10-of-11 from the charity stripe,

to go along with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots (including the game winner) and one steal in 36 minutes in TCU’s 79-78 overtime victory over Wyoming on January 21st.

• The TCU forward finished the season with 161 free throws made (5.20 free throws made per game), which were the sixth-highest tally in single-season program history. The 6-8 forward attempted 209 free throws last season, which were the seventh-highest in single-season program history. • Langford ranks second on the all-time free throws made (414) and third in free throw attempts (599) in the

TCU record books. The 6-8 forward became only the third player in program to surpass the 400 free throws made for his career. Langford also finished sixth in the conference standings in career free throws made.

• Langford became the 15th player in program history to post over 1,200 career points for the Frogs on

February 28th and concluded his career ranked 14th in the all-time TCU record books with 1,227 career points. The TCU forward became one of 10 players to reach the 1,200-point milestone in three full seasons.

Zvonko Buljan

• Zvonko “Z” Buljan was selected as the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year after the TCU forward averaged 12.3 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds per contest. The 6-9 forward ranked second in the conference in rebounds per game (7.8 R-G), eighth in field goal percentage (145-of-290 | .500) and 15th in scoring average (12.3 P-G).

• Buljan became the first Frog to win a Conference Newcomer of the Year award since Lee Nailon garnered WAC Newcomer of the Year laurels during the 1997-98 campaign. The TCU forward was selected as the

Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on January 12th after averaging 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in victories over Texas Tech and UNLV.

• Buljan ranked first on the Frogs in double-digit scoring games (21) and notched nine double-doubles,

which were the most for a Frog since Jamal Brown (9) during the 2001-02 campaign. The 6-9 forward also finished 87th in the country in rebounds per game at 7.8 boards per evening.

• Buljan was recognized by The Sporting News as the one of the top international players during the 2008-

09 campaign as he was ranked 21st overall and second in the conference behind Utah’s Luke Nevill, who was ranked fifth overall.

Ronnie Moss

• TCU newcomer Ronnie “Tuffy” Moss became only the fourth freshman this decade to earn a spot in the starting rotation in his debut game with the Frogs joining Mike Scott (2007-08), Femi Ibikunle (2003-04) and Corey Santee (2001-02).

• The Fort Worth product became the first freshman since Chudi Chinweze in 2002-03 to score 20 or more points in a conference game after he collected a career-high 22 points at home versus San Diego State.

• Moss proved to be an offensive threat last season as Moss is ranked third on the team in scoring average

(10.2 P-G). The 6-2 guard has posted 18 double-digit scoring performances in his first season, which were the most for a TCU freshman since Corey Santee posted 25 during the 2001-02 campaign.

• In his first season with the Frogs, Moss posted a stellar rookie season as the 6-2 guard was ranked

second in scoring average (10.2 P-G) among all freshmen, but was the top scoring true freshman in the Mountain West Conference. Ajam Muojeke, a redshirt freshman from Wyoming, averaged 13.8 points per game for the Cowboys.

• The last time that a freshman averaged over 10.0 points per game for the Frogs came during the 2001-02

season when Corey Santee recorded a mark of 14.7 points per game. The last time a freshman averaged over 8.0 points per game came the following season when Chudi Chinweze averaged 8.4 points per game.

Jim Christian

• In his first season as head coach of the Frogs, Jim Christian collected his 14th victory following a 62-50 victory over Air Force on February 18th. With his 14th victory, Christian took sole possession of fourth place on the TCU all-time coaching list for most victories in his first season. • Christian led the Frogs to several big victories during the season, including home triumphs over Wichita State, UNLV, SMU, Colorado State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. On the road, the TCU leader guided the Frogs to victories over Colorado, Texas Tech, Western Michigan as well as the Air Force Academy.

Strength of the Defense

• The Frogs concluded the 2008-09 campaign ranked 83rd in the nation in scoring defense as TCU allowed opponents to score 64.1 points per game. TCU ranked fourth in the Mountain West Conference in scoring defense behind San Diego State (59.5 P-G), Air Force (62.5 P-G) and UNLV (64.0 P-G). • During a three-game stretch, the Frogs held SMU, St. Gregory’s and Colorado to 46 or fewer points, which marked the first time since the 1951-52 season that TCU held three consecutive opponents to less than 46 points. TCU achieved the feat against Rice (30), Texas (43) and SMU (43) during the 1951-52 season. • The Frogs held two opponents to 39 or fewer points this season in St. Gregory’s (38) and Colgate (37). This was the first time since the 1986-87 campaign that TCU held at least two opponents to 38 or fewer points in a game. That season, TCU held Texas (37) and Rice (38) to 38 or fewer points in a game. • Last season, the Frogs were ranked fourth in the Mountain West Conference in three-point field goal percentage defense as opponents only connected on 33.5 percent (178-of-531) of their trey attempts. • This was the best three-point field goal defense for the Frogs since the 1998-99 campaign when TCU allowed opponents to connect on 31.5 percent (224-of-710) of their attempts. This was also only the second time in the last 10 seasons that the Frogs held opponents to less than 34.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Winning Streaks

• Prior to a setback against Indiana, the Frogs enjoyed a six-game winning streak, which was their longest winning streak since the 1998-99 campaign when TCU won eight straight contests. That season, the Frogs advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament. • Following a 79-78 overtime triumph over Wyoming on January 21st, the Frogs recorded their ninth consecutive victory at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The nine-game home winning streak for the Frogs was the longest for the program since the 1998-99 campaign when TCU began the season with a 9-0 mark. • With an 80-73 victory over UNLV, the Frogs snapped an eight-game losing skid to the Runnin’ Rebels. The last time that TCU defeated UNLV came on February 22, 1999, when the Frogs posted a 76-72 triumph in Las Vegas. The Recap

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• The Frogs had 84 double-digit scoring performances last season. Below is a breakdown of the Frogs’ record by player following a double-digit scoring performance: Player

Zvonko Buljan

Double-Digit Totals

Team Record

20

9-11

Kevin Langford Ronnie Moss

Edvinas Ruzgas Keion Mitchem Jason Ebie

21 18

15 8

2

10-11 9-9

7-8 5-3

1-1

• Last season, TCU averaged 28.4 points per game (880 points) in the first half of action, but increased its offensive output to 34.9 points (1,083) over the final 20 minutes. The increase of +6.5 points from the first to second half of action was the highest among all teams in the Mountain West Conference.

• A key for the Frogs last season was jumping on their opponents early in the first half of action. TCU

collected a 10-1 record when holding the lead heading into intermission. The lone setback for the Frogs when leading at halftime came against Utah on February 4th when TCU held a 32-27 advantage, but fell 62-54 to the Runnin’ Utes.

• In the last RPI rankings, the Frogs were listed 164th, which was their best RPI ranking since joining the Mountain West Conference prior to the beginning of the 2005-06 campaign. In their time in the MWC, the Frogs have only finished under 200th one time (182nd | 2006-07) and were listed 214th in 2007-08.

• The Frogs posted a 6-1 record against non-conference opponents at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The

Frogs suffered their only non-conference home setback to Nebraska in the home opener before collecting six consecutive victories.

• TCU notched a 62-46 victory on the road against Colorado then recorded an 85-80 triumph over Texas Tech, marking the first time in the 13-year existence of the Big 12 Conference that the Frogs defeated not only two members in the same season, but also the first time that they defeated two members on the road.

Edvinas Ruzgas

• Edvinas Ruzgas made an impact for the Frogs in his first season as the former Weatherford College standout ranked first on the team in three-point field goals made (58) and three-point field goal attempts

(174) while standing fourth in field goals made (103). The 6-6 guard connected on 42.6 percent (103-of242) of his field goal attempts and 78.9 percent (45-of-57) of his free throw tries.

• Ruzgas notched 15 double-digit scoring performances with nine of those games coming on the road and

nine coming in Mountain West Conference action. The 6-6 guard connected on a career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-9 from behind the three-point line, in a road victory against Texas Tech.

Logan Lancon

• TCU freshman Logan Lancon made his first collegiate start against New Mexico on January 24th where

he played in 11 minutes of action. The 6-6 guard played an important role in the Frogs’ 79-78 overtime victory over Wyoming on January 21st as he collected five points on 2-of-3 shooting, including a threepointer, in 10 minutes of action.

John Ortiz

• John Ortiz has appeared in 27 games for TCU in his senior campaign while earning a spot in the starting lineup on five occasions. Ortiz averaged 1.7 points to go along with 1.9 rebounds per game while connecting

on 39.1 percent (18-of-46) of his field goal attempts. The Frogs were 3-2 when the senior appeared in the starting lineup.

Offensive Output

• The Frogs made a statement in the season scoring category as four players surpassed the 300-point mark during the 2008-09 campaign. Following the Mountain West Conference Tournament, Langford (430),

Buljan (381), Ruzgas (309) and Moss (306) became the first quartet since the 2001-02 campaign to post over 300 points in a season.

• The last quartet to post over 300 points in a season came during the 2001-02 campaign when Junior Blount (603), Corey Santee (456), Bingo Merriex (393) and Jamal Brown (310) reached the achievement.

Charity Stripe Stats

• The Frogs connected on 27 free throws against Nebraska, which was their highest talley since a 27-free

throw performance against Colorado State on February 20, 2008. During the 2007-08 season, the Frogs finished seventh in the Mountain West Conference in free throw percentage, but ranked second in 2008-09 in that category after connecting on 73.3 percent (436-of-595) of their charity stripe attempts.

• This was the highest free throw shooting percentage for the Frogs since TCU connected on 74.7 percent (698-of-934) during the 2000-01 campaign. In addition to the 2008-09 campaign, the Frogs connected on

72.5 percent or higher on their free throw attempts on three occasions (2000-01 | 74.7 percent and 1999-00 | 76.5 percent) over the last 10 campaigns.

• This past season, Langford attempted 10 or more free throws in eight games with five of those contests

coming in Mountain West Conference action. He posted a season-high 13 free throws made on three occasions, including back-to-back contests against Nebraska and McNeese State. The 6-8 forward also connected on 13 charity stripe attempts against New Mexico.

• In the Mountain West Conference standings, the Frogs were ranked eighth in the conference in total free

throws made and free throws attempted during the 2008-09 campaign. The Frogs along with the Air Force Academy were the only two teams in the conference to attempt less than 600 free throws.

Keion Mitchem

Keion Mitchem

• A starter in 18 of 31 games this season, Keion Mitchem posted solid numbers as the TCU junior averaged 5.7 points per game to go along with 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The 5-10 shooting guard

connected on 38.9 percent (61-of-157) of his field goal attempts, including 38.0 percent (30-of-79) of his three-point field goal tries and 78.8 percent (26-of-33) of his attempts at the charity stripe.

• Mitchem scored a career-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including five three-pointers, in an 81-67 victory over Colorado State in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Frogs. The TCU guard recorded eight double-digit scoring contests, and TCU was 5-3 when Mitchem scored 10 or more points.

Jason Ebie

• Jason Ebie started 25 of 31 games at the point guard position where he ranked fourth in the conference in assists per game (3.74 A-G) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.81:1). The Houston talent dished out three or more assists in 24 of 31 games and scored six or more points in 17 of those contests.

Kevin Butler

• Kevin Butler appeared in all 31 games in his first season with the Frogs and earned his first trip to the starting lineup on February 18th against the Air Force Academy. During his rookie campaign, the

Duncanville, Texas, native averaged 3.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while connecting on 41.8 percent (38-of-91) of his shots.

• The 6-6 forward concluded his rookie campaign with the Frogs ranked sixth among all freshmen in the Mountain West Conference in rebounds per game after posting an average of 3.2 boards per evening.

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2008-09 Season Statistics ##

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

1

BULJAN, Zvonko

31

26

828

26.7

RUZGAS, Edvinas

31

28

975

31.5

32 5

13 22 3

24 23

42

12 4

LANGFORD, Kevin MOSS, Ronnie

MITCHEM, Keion

31

31

30

945

15

31

754

18

689

30.5

145

290

.500

28

80

.350

103

242

.426

58

174

.333

51

115

22.2

61

270 157

.426 .389

23 30

53

152

.349

14

ROSE, Kavon

16

4

255

15.9

13

50

.260

5

BUTLER, Kevin ORTIZ, John

LANCON, Logan SIEBERT, A.J.

31

2

27

535

5

21

225

1

3

17.3

115

0

8.3

18

4.3

1

6250

31

6250 1st

880

OT

928

1,044

16

15

TCU

SCORING

Points per game

FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct

-0.3

-

5.8

436-595

Free throw pct

.733

AVG

1

BULJAN, Zvonko

16

14

464

RUZGAS, Edvinas

16

13

482

EBIE, Jason

16

11

23

ROSE, Kavon

5

3

12

LANCON, Logan

MOSS, Ronnie

22

MITCHEM, Keion

24

BUTLER, Kevin

ORTIZ, John

SIEBERT, A.J. TEAM Total

Opponents SCORE BY PERIODS:

TCU Horned Frogs Opponents

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING

Points per game Scoring margin

16

16

15

523

9

16

403

9

16 15

10

413

487

2

253

2

102

0

1

1

1

16

0

23

1

24

.000

0

0

0

0.0

1

0

0

567

13

388

.335

3

4

408

570

TCU Horned Frogs TEAM STATISTICS REBOUNDS

Rebounding margin

.716

36

250

962

721

1

31.3

82

675

65

31.0

19

46

287

DEF

OPP

388

14

OFF

TCU

-0.3

ASSISTS

.733

5

63

962

Rebounds per game

.750

971

0.9

2.6

31.0 31.3

382

64

-

BLOCKS

-

15

12.6

2

3

141

30.1

46

126

.365

26

91

.286

23

29

.793

17

28

45

2.8

25

0

13

7

30.4

20

11

9

0

29

39

2.4

43

0

55

29

3

8

.375

0

3

.000

4

6

.667

1

6

7

1.4

8

0

6

4

42

8

812

788

.333 .389

.250 .000

.419

.485

2 3

1 0

95

105

14

.143

8

.375

0

.000

6

307 281

.167

.309 .374

12

21

2

4

1

2

0

0

230

319

229

316

Total

DEADBALL REBOUNDS

1,098

Opponents

1,005

TCU Horned Frogs TEAM STATISTICS REBOUNDS

Rebounds per game Rebounding margin

95-307

105-281

TURNOVERS

.725

28

10

340

6.6

27

.676

382

229-316

1

37

0

.374

35

0

25

0

.485

1.8

29

.324

2

-

28

28

34

18

68.6

27

0

11

11

7

OPP

1

37

27

.359

6.8

1,098

.750

2.8

23

78

14

15

15

42

4

28

15.8

1.0

.364

38

51

.571

39

2.4

12

22

1.5

13

.000

0

0

0

0.0

0

292

.500

.721 .725

1

6

17

134

1

198

227

479

389

35

31.4

39

345

114 DEF

30

7

22

OFF

29.9

3

503

0.7 2.4

29.9 31.4

14.9

10.1

8.8

11

103

6.4

6

42

2.6

1

14

0

2

92

10

5.8

2.0

3

88

1

5

19

1.3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

8

198

201

21

77

0

-

1

227

1

0

5

205

41

1

6

0.6

1,005 62.8

95

1,098 68.6

OPP

Steals per game

4.8

5.9

Blocks per game

1.3

2.6

Home win streak

2

-

BLOCKS

Turnovers per game

12.6

12.8

ATTENDANCE

1.0

1.1

-

152

TCU

WINNING STREAK

+0.3

12

TEAM STATISTICS

STEALS

14.2

Assist/turnover ratio

304

239

36

12.4

Turnover margin

1

0

10

8

33

503

205

10

1

3 | 690

TOTAL

Assists per game

201

25

10

OPP

-1.5

26

.500

TCU 479

13

-

103,599

201

54

44

-

3.5

15

32

16

-

5

2

.396

109

AVG

44

4.3

6.3

33

PTS

8.9

68

194

S

143

91

1,988 64.1

B

108

36

1,978 63.8

194

TO

35

25.8

78

0.7

A

.717

43

4

15

13 | 7,810

53

.667

3

OPP

-

38

30

2.4

15 | 3,612

Neutral Site | Avg. Game

.333

20

109

54,176

51

.263

33

449

17

38

0

420

.459

10

3.3

0.7

159

.415

38

2

73

147

8

5.5

1

29.0

61

102

5.7

0

2

FO

26.9

28

178

Home games | Avg. Game

25

172

1

PF

.769

33

1.7

-

0.9

449

117

178

45

Home win streak

0.9

90

21

10.2

11

1.1

ATTENDANCE

.500

306

2

Blocks per game

14.5

18

10.0

20

13.9

13

5.7

13.5

9

309

1

Steals per game

Turnovers per game

.519

13

2

18

AVG

135

3

3

19

RB

70

12.3

1

TCU

STEALS

382

+0.9

-

44

TEAM STATISTICS

971

WINNING STREAK

Assist/turnover ratio

576

3

381

67

14.5

Turnover margin

0

27

430

66

12.5 420

17

8

6

13

TOTAL

3

Assists per game

TURNOVERS

0

18

AVG

0

DR

16

.721

116

28

595

3-POINT FG-ATT

Free throw pct

1.8

48

0

PTS

69

OR

585

5.9

29

79

46

S

15

PCT

497

230-319

27

3.2

1

1.9

436

ASSISTS

3-pt FG made per game

99

60

50

.325

382-788

FREE THROWS-ATT

67

2.6

23

29

553 531

32

81

24

62

21

180 178

60

1.5

0

0

.545

.428 .457

27

91

11

1,592 1,534

45

51

69

55

6

681

0

2

3.0

2.6

3

.273

0

0

.700

.625

94

77

84

B

61

FTA

OT

.309

10

0

340-812

3-point FG pct

7

2

21

61

67

TO

33

FT

2nd

.419

32

.000

FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct

20

10

.684

7.8

A

8

PCT

1st

-5.8

76

243

FO

105

3FGA

5.9

62.8

.217

52

.788

177

PF

4.5

3FG

59

TCU

.240

33

AVG

141

PCT

12.6

1,005

.275

26

RB

82

FGA

63

546

.380

.697

59

FG

32.7

3250

444

33

76

45

.770

Mountain West Conference Statistics

3250

16

.789

53

.125

.716

MIN

57

.343

16

5.7

GS

66

2

408-570

GP

.724

.200

.335

PLAYER

87

1.000

.457

##

63

1

64.1

178-531

3-pt FG made per game

11

DR

Opponents

180-553

FREE THROWS-ATT

23

OR

25

OPP

.325

25

PCT

209

1,988

701-1,534

3-point FG pct

3

79

FTA

161

DEADBALL REBOUNDS

1,988

.428

.391

6

67

FT

.407

Total

681-1,592

3-POINT FG-ATT

46

.418

1,978

1,978 63.8

Scoring margin

91

27

5

701

2nd

1,083

TEAM STATISTICS

LANGFORD, Kevin

38

5.5

13

31

Opponents

4

PCT

29.5

TCU Horned Frogs

42

3FGA

11

916

SCORE BY PERIODS:

3

3FG

.481

25

Opponents

13

PCT

268

31

TEAM

5

FGA

129

25.1

Overall Cumulative Statistics

EBIE, Jason

Total

32

FG

Home games | Avg. Game Neutral Site | Avg. Game

77

95

21

41

2

-

32,448

8 | 4,056 -

-

69,888

8 | 8,736 0 | 0

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PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

AVG

FG

FGA

PCT

3FG

3FGA

PCT

FT

FTA

PCT

OR

DR

RB

AVG

PF

FO

1

BULJAN, Zvonko

14

11

369

26.4

75

132

.568

15

33

.455

23

33

.697

31

80

111

7.9

37

.500

13

33

.394

22

32

.688

4

24

28

2.0

25

32 13

LANGFORD, Kevin RUZGAS, Edvinas

14

14

14

455

32.5

3

EBIE, Jason

14

ROSE, Kavon

7

1

124

17.7

11

0

55

5.0

24

23 42

12 4

BUTLER, Kevin ORTIZ, John

LANCON, Logan SIEBERT, A.J.

TEAM Total

311

31.1

MOSS, Ronnie

MITCHEM, Keion

3

435

5

22

14

14

22.2

64

55 52

14

11

315

22.5

32

14

1

227

16.2

21

12 2

12

3

0

14

413

109 12

29.5

9.1

6.0

2825

112 104

32

9

80

.400

68

18

13

11

24

2.0

11

.000

0

0

0

0.0

1

0

3

12

.250

.313

2

10

.200

.391

0

2

.387

192

255

RUZGAS, Edvinas

17

14

520

30.6

48

130

.369

26

94

.277

27

24

42

12 4

8

BUTLER, Kevin

ORTIZ, John

LANCON, Logan SIEBERT, A.J. TEAM Total

17

15

10 1

1

308

18.1

17

60

6.0

0

2

116

0

1

1

17

17

##

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

1

BULJAN, Zvonko

15

11

13

RUZGAS, Edvinas

15

14

5

LANGFORD, Kevin

MOSS, Ronnie

15

14

22

MITCHEM, Keion

24

BUTLER, Kevin

15

ORTIZ, John

13

3

EBIE, Jason

23

ROSE, Kavon

12

LANCON, Logan

42

4

SIEBERT, A.J. TEAM Total

15

15 6

10

3050

##

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

32

LANGFORD, Kevin

13

13

MOSS, Ronnie

13

6

13 5

22 3

24 23 42 12 4

RUZGAS, Edvinas MITCHEM, Keion EBIE, Jason

BUTLER, Kevin ROSE, Kavon

13

13

13

2

8

0

1

Total

8

5

13

SIEBERT, A.J.

Opponents

11

11

11

TEAM

12

13

ORTIZ, John

LANCON, Logan

3050

13

13

1

1 0

47 9

868

144 130

.362

.000

.391

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29

0

6

.000

1

2

.500

2

5

7

0.7

8

3

0 88

9

0

.333

.000

315

.279

7

11

3

0

5.3

2600

2600

1.0

772

.439

83

254

.327

129

109 78 70

28

.481

0

660

161

23

348

12

1

6

149

29

36

0

10

509

2.4

29.9

0

1

331

8

32

47

3.1

20

0

13

9

2

6

141

27 4 4

2

36 7 6

27

0

12

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17

41

58

3.9

26

1

13

8

1

11

.667

11

13

24

1.8

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0

0

0

0.0

1

465

31.0

.750 .571

4

1

3

15

137

30 14 7

21

328

.703

122

341

.705

30

34 15 10 36

2.3 1.7 1.0 2.4

36 16 8

1

0

1

249

4

210

183

0

286

RB

AVG

PF

FO

52

4.0

44

4

8.8

41

0

25

25

1.9

29

.418

81 75

251 212

5

.606

12

3

1.000

1

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169 198

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229

23

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11.7

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.769

26

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0

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26

20

23

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175

29

0

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13

2.9

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1

23

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41

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70.2

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1193

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116

33

20

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186

227

45

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TO

B

14

30

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1

90

258

151

3.9

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AVG

6

155

11.9

11

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125

24

1

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1

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77

7

0

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10

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168

21

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41 2

1.4

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11

0

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1.7

60.2

37

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34

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4.9

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28

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113

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10

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47

2.8

0

PF

5.3

4.8

2.8

0

243

8.8

5.4

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AVG

80

15

.393

182

10.4

16

1

7

25

RB

48

PCT

.259

0

82

13.6

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1

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DR

32

FTA

27

3

0

12

1

OR

.786

.792

7

7

30

91

PCT

131

24

.357

-

24

167

FTA

FT

.385

0

323

PCT

26

0

0

32.1

19

10

1

545

3FGA

.333

41

0.0

17

1

232

FT

103

On the Road 39

0

1.7

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653

.330

18

0

26

86

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267

0

18

26

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424

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14.9

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102

14.4

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340

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2

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51

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30.1

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PCT

391

.391

2

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31

53

13

22

1.5

32

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25

21

35

30

24

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14

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1

19

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36

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24.4

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317

13

.342

339

40

44

16

88

30.9

3.1

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33

73

17

62

3.0

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