Don’t look now, but TCU men’s basketball is one of four undefeated teams left in the nation just more than a month into the 2017-18 season.
The Horned Frogs haven’t lost a game since March and have won 15 straight games. It’s the longest active win streak in the nation. Two more wins in a row would set a new school record.
The success for college basketball’s new royalty in TCU has created plenty of hype in Fort Worth. And despite any distractions, that’s just what head coach Jamie Dixon wants to see.
Dixon told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez that the win streak has created a sense of “notoriety” — one that is healthy for men’s basketball and the university’s athletic program as a whole.
“It’s a good thing. But you know why? Because it brings notoriety to a place that needs notoriety for their basketball program and their athletic department. You can say we’ve won in football, but they still don’t get the attention they deserve. So I think it’s good.”
Dixon, a TCU alumnus, is in his second season as the Horned Frogs’ head coach. TCU won the NIT title in Dixon’s debut season a year ago. The Horned Frogs have since gone on to a 10-0 start this season and have attained a No. 14 ranking in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
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