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GoFrogs: TCU at No. 14 Iowa State MBB Preview
FORT WORTH – TCU (16-6, 5-4) will try for its fifth win over a top 15 opponent when it plays at No. 14 Iowa State (17-5, 6-3) Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

- TCU will try for its fifth win over a top 15 opponent when it plays at No. 14 Iowa State Saturday at 1 p.m.
- Currently at 155, Jamie Dixon is one win away from tying Billy Tubbs for second in wins by a TCU head coach.
- TCU is 4-2 on the road this season and has won its last two away from home.
- Four of TCU's six losses are in NET Quadrant 1 games. TCU is 4-4 against Q1 opponents.
- TCU is 4-3 against AP Top 25 teams this season. A win over the Cyclones would be a TCU record fifth win against top 15 teams this season. TCU is 4-1 against the top 15 this season and was 4-6 last season.
- TCU is receiving votes in this week's AP Top 25 poll.
- Of TCU's 37 wins over AP Top 25 teams in its history, 23 have come under Dixon.
- Of TCU's six road wins against AP Top 25 teams, five have occurred in the past five seasons.
- Emanuel Miller leads the team and ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 16.4 points per game.
- Miller has scored in double figures in each of the last 10 games and reached 20 points seven times this season.
- Miller is the team leader in rebounds with 5.9 per game, which ranks 14th in the Big 12.
- Miller ranks fourth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 48.7. His next make will be No. 600 for his career.
- Ernest Udeh Jr. has won the opening tip in 18 of 22 games and all four overtime periods.
- Trevian Tennyson leads the Big 12 in 3-point percentage at 47.0. The TCU record is 47.7 (Henry Salter, 2007-08).
- Tennyson is 10-of-18 from three in the past three games.
- Jameer Nelson Jr. ranks second in the Big 12 and 22nd nationally with 2.3 steals per game.
- Nelson is one of three players in the Big 12 that is averaging at least 11 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
- TCU is 5-3 this season when trailing by 10 or more points.
- TCU has had two different starting lineups. Only 10 teams have used two or fewer. TCU used 15 last year.
- TCU leads the nation with 20.8 fastbreak points per game. No other team averages 20.
- TCU leads the Big 12 and ranks 20th nationally in shortest offensive possession length at 15.5 seconds.
- TCU ranks third in the Big 12 and 17th nationally with 9.3 steals per game.
- TCU ranks third in the Big 12 and 24th nationally with 15.4 turnovers forced per game.
- The Frogs have forced 13 or more turnovers in all but three games this season (UH, OSU and Nev.).
- TCU ranks third in the Big 12 and 11th nationally with 18.0 assists per game. The best under Dixon is 18.9 in '17-'18.
- TCU ranks third in the Big 12 and 23rd nationally with 82.9 points per game. The best under Dixon is 75.4 in '17-'18.
- TCU is shooting 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The best under Jamie Dixon is 70.6 percent in 2017-18.
- TCU ranks third in the Big 12 and 22nd nationally in field goal percentage at 48.8 percent.
- Of the sixteen 20-win seasons in TCU's history, five have come in the last seven seasons.
- TCU is looking for three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

- TCU snapped a three-game winning streak with a 77-66 loss to Texas Saturday at Schollmaier Arena.
- Emanuel Miller led the Frogs in points with 15 and rebounds with five.
- TCU led by as many as 10 points, 16-6, but in the end, was unable to come back from a double-digit deficit for the fourth-straight game.

About the Opponent
- Iowa State (17-5, 6-3) has won four of its last five games, including a 70-65 win at Texas on Tuesday.
- Keshon Gilbert leads the Cyclones with 13.9 points per game. Tamin Lipsey, who missed the earlier meeting with TCU, is averaging 13.5 points and 5.6 assists per game.
- The Cyclones are one of the top defensive teams in the country. They are ranked seventh nationally in scoring defense and fourth in defensive efficiency.

Series History
- Iowa State leads the all-time series 16-14 and 8-5 in games played in Ames.
- ISU has won the last four meetings, but prior to that, TCU had won eight of the past nine.
- ISU won last season's in Ames, 70-59. Prior to last season's game, TCU had won four of the previous five meetings in Ames. The Frogs are 3-10 against a ranked Iowa State team, with two of those wins in Ames.
- In nine games against the Cyclones, Avery Anderson III has averaged 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

- TCU will next host West Virginia on Monday at 7 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.