The opponent for your fighting Hoyas of Georgetown in the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle has been reported. According to Jon Rothstein, the Hoyas will be facing the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs as part of the inter-conference matchup.
NEWS: Matchups for the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle are set, per multiple sources.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 1, 2021
Villanova at Baylor
UConn at WVU
Kansas at St. John's
Texas at SHU
Iowa St at Creighton
TT at PC
TCU at Georgetown
Butler at OU
Xavier at Oklahoma St
Marquette at Kansas Sthttps://t.co/Hx9aMTpZ41
TCU (12-14) was ranked #140 by Kenpom last year. The head coach of TCU is a former BIG EAST coach, Jamie Dixon, who was with Pittsburgh for 13 years, with a record of 328–123.
Rothstein has Georgetown hosting TCU in the 2021 Big East-Big 12 Battle.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) June 1, 2021
Hoyas and Horned Frogs have never met.
In 5 seasons former Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has been to the NCAAs once, won an NIT and has gone 34-54 in Big 12 play at his alma mater.
This is a pretty meh matchup
This will be the third year of the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle, with Georgetown losing to West Virginia last year and beating Oklahoma State in 2019. The matchups typically take place in early December, featuring 10 of 11 BIG EAST teams and 10 of the Big 12 programs. In 2019 the BIG EAST was 8-2, while last year the six games that weren’t canceled were split 3-3.
The contract is set to run out next year, after the 2022-23 season.
Last month, it was announced that Georgetown will join USC, Saint Joseph’s, and San Diego State on November 25 and 26 for two games at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of the 2021 Paycom Wooden Legacy.
According to Jon Rothstein in April, Georgetown was reportedly replacing TCU in the Wooden Legacy. Coincidence?
Sources: Georgetown will replace TCU in the 2021 Wooden Legacy. Hoyas will join a field that already includes USC, San Diego State, and St. Joe's.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 23, 2021
From what fans have seen so far, the schedule still needs work. With expected games against Syracuse and a Big Ten opponent, there are still a handful of slots for games in November and December—even considering a full 20 BIG EAST conference game slate this year.
Patrick Ewing and staff are likely busy recruiting now that the “dead” period is over. And freshmen basketball players are expected on campus within the week. Still, hopefully a couple stronger non-conference matchups come out soon.
UPDATE: The Georgetown vs. TCU game will be December 18th, 2021.
Hoyas Scheduling News:— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) June 2, 2021
'Twas the Week before Christmas and.....Georgetown will host TCU and Jamie Dixon on Sat Dec 18th.
First ever meeting between Hoyas and Horned Frogs.
Georgetown won at Oklahoma State in 2019 and lost to WVU in previous BIG EAST - Big 12 Battle games.
Big East - Big 12 Battle— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) June 2, 2021
Dec 1: Texas Tech @ Providence
Dec 2: Kansas @ SJU
Dec 4: Iowa St @ Creighton
Dec 5: Xavier @ Oklahoma St
Dec 7: Butler @ Oklahoma
Dec 8: UConn @ WVU
Dec 8: Marquette @ KState
Dec 9: Texas @ SHU
Dec 12: Villanova @ Baylor
Dec 18: TCU @ Georgetown