TCU readies for Great Alaska Shootout

TCU takes on Alaska Anchorage Thursday morning in their first game of the Great Alaska Shootout. The Frogs can push their record to 3-2 with a win over the Seawolves.

On the second leg of its 9,700+ mile road trip, TCU has stopped in Anchorage, Alaska where it will compete in the Great Alaska Shootout.

First up for the Frogs is a matchup against Alaska-Anchorage. In Alaska, the game is a Wednesday tip, but on central time, the game will tip at 1 am Thursday morning.

The Seawolves are 5-1on the year, and they scrimmaged BYU earlier in the year and lost by a score of 99-68. The Seawolves currently rank 21st in the Division II rankings, and their fast-paced style has given Division I teams trouble in the past.

If the Frogs bring with them to Alaska the same defensive energy they had in Pullman, the Frogs will make life difficult for the Seawolves who are averaging over 80 points per game.

TCU shot almost 55 percent from the field, while holding Washington State to 36.5 percent from the floor this past Sunday.

Two keys for the Frogs are getting off to a good shot and outshooting their opponent. With consistently strong defense, TCU is 13-1 under Trent Johnson when they outshoot their opponent, and the Frogs are 10-1 when leading at halftime.

The return of Amric Fields will remain a storyline after Fields finished with a team-high 16 points in his first game back from injury. Jarvis Ray currently leads the Frogs with a 14.5 point per game average.

The Frogs will face either Indiana State or Tulsa on Friday. You can view the complete tournament bracket below.

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