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Frogs win battle of developing programs

Christian, Doherty share problems finishing rivals, but TCU prevails over SMU, 60-53

Updated: December 3, 2009, 12:00 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- It was a few decades ago that SMU coach Matt Doherty and TCU coach Jim Christian grew up in the same area of New York, playing at opposing Catholic high schools in Long Island.

"He was probably four years older than I was, but everyone knew who he was," Christian said about Doherty, who was a senior at Holy Trinity when Christian was busy trying to make the St. Dominic varsity team coached by Ralph Willard. "He was an All-America and a great player."

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