WATCH: TCU takes court in Detroit for practice ahead of NCAA Tournament

TCU men’s basketball has arrived in Detroit, Mich. as the team makes its long-awaited return to the NCAA Tournament.

The team was out on the floor at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday for practice one day ahead of the Horned Frogs’ Friday-night matchup with Syracuse — who defeated Arizona State Wednesday night in a play-in game.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the sights and sounds from the arena in the Motor City on Thursday.

TCU hits the court for practice

Even the TCU band was there to make sure everything was in tune before the Horned Frogs hit the stage with a national audience watching.

A glimpse at the matchup

TCU and Syracuse are set for tip-off at 8:40 p.m. central time as the Horned Frogs play in their first NCAA Tournament game since 1998. TCU has not won a game in the Big Dance in more than 30 years.

Syracuse will be no stranger for Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon. He went 15-6 against the Orange during his 13-year run as the coach at Pittsburgh — who played alongside Syracuse in both the Big East and ACC.

TCU enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 6 seed in the Midwest after posting a 21-10 overall record and 9-9 Big 12 record during the regular season.

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