TCU’s Jamie Dixon: ‘The game is good’ amid college basketball corruption probe

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The entire sport of college basketball was rattled on Friday when Yahoo! Sports published documents that linked at least 20 Division I programs to an FBI probe into corruption within the game.

When things wrapped up between Baylor and TCU at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday — both teams clean of any implications in the probe — Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon didn’t appear to be fazed about concerns for the future of the sport.

According to TCU360.com’s Garrett Podell, Dixon said that “the game is good” amid the alarming allegations across college basketball.

“It’s all speculation, and it will be talked about,” Dixon said. “The game is good, college basketball is great.”

Dixon, in his second year as TCU’s coach, has the Horned Frogs likely closing in on their first NCAA Tournament invitation since 1998. TCU reached 20 wins on Saturday with a 82-72 triumph over the Bears — marking the team’s first regular-season sweep of Baylor since 1989.

TCU had been at the bottom of the Big 12 on consistent basis prior to Dixon’s arrival to his alma mater. The Horned Frogs went winless in conference play during the 2014 season. That all changed during the 2016-17 season, as TCU won the NIT title.

Dixon said that he preaches to his players that “if you cant tell somewhat what you did, then it’s probably not the right thing to be doing.”

While neither the Horned Frogs or Bears have been linked to the probe, other Big 12 teams have been less fortunate.

Three Big 12 schools — Kansas, Texas and Iowa State — were implicated, with documents alleging that players were tied to expense reports from an agency run by former NBA agent Andy Miller. Oklahoma State was also linked to the probe as of last September, when former assistant Lamont Evans faced federal corruption charges.

With the regular season quickly approaching its conclusion, the news has cast a cloud of uncertainty in college basketball heading into the conference tournaments and March Madness. The Big 12 Championship Tournament begins on March 7 in Kansas City, Mo. The NCAA Tournament begins the following week, with the “First Four” starting on March 15 in Dayton, Ohio.

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