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Colorado basketball to play TCU in 2020

This game is part of the Coast-to-Coast series.

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The Colorado Buffaloes announced on Monday night that will be playing the Texas Christian Horned Frogs as part of their 2020-2021 non-conference basketball schedule.

This game is part of the Pac-12’s Coast-to-Coast Challenge, a three-game Pac-12 vs. Big 12 showcase held in Las Vegas. The three matchups will all be held in the T-Mobile Arena on December 19. The matchups are Colorado/TCU, Oregon/Baylor and Washington/Oklahoma.

Colorado could have played TCU in the MGM Main Event Arena in 2019, but the Frogs lost to the Clemson Tigers in the semifinals. Colorado ended up winning that tournament.

TCU went just 16-16 last season, but the Frogs are returning almost everyone from an underclassmen heavy roster. Kevin Samuel and P.J. Fuller are their two best players coming back, the former of whom is testing NBA Draft waters but is expected back in Fort Worth.

As for the rest of the Buffs’ schedule, there are only a handful of games announced so far. The Pac-12 is adding two additional conference games starting in 2020-21, so the Buffs will play at Arizona on Dec. 2 and then at home against Washington State on Dec. 5. These will actually count as Pac-12 games, unlike Colorado’s season opening win over Arizona State in Shanghai.

The Buffaloes will also be competing in a multi-event event in Fort Myers, Florida, where they will play two games against Wisconsin, Butler or South Florida. Colorado will also host Kansas, Colorado State and Pepperdine.