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GoFrogs: TCU hosts No. 17 West Virginia Saturday

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    GoFrogs: TCU hosts No. 17 West Virginia Saturday

    TCU Horned Frogs (14-12, 5-8 Big 12)

    HC: Jamie Dixon (TCU ‘87) • At TCU: 82-53 (4th) • Career: 410-176 (17th)
    vs. #17 WEST VIRGINIA Mountaineers (19-7, 7-6 Big 12)
    HC: Bob Huggins (West Virginia ‘03) • At School: 299-158 14th) • Career: 879-369 (38th)

    Broadcast: ESPNU
    Play-By-Play: Clay Matvick
    Analyst: Bryndon Manzer
    Online: WatchESPN.com // ESPN App
    Radio: KLIF 570 AM // KTCU 88.7 FM
    XM 385 - (975 online)
    Play-By-Play: Brian Estridge Analyst: John Denton
    Online: HFTV // TuneIn
    Series: WVU leads 14-2
    In Fort Worth: WVU leads 5-2
    In Morgantown: WVU leads 7-0
    Neutral: WVU leads 1-0
    First Meeting: WVU won 71-50 (1/23/13) in Morgantown
    Last Meeting: WVU won 81-49 (1/14/20) in Morgantown
    Winning Streak: WVU, 2
    Dixon vs. WVU: 14-12 (2-5 at TCU)

    • TCU will play its sixth game against a ranked opponent when it hosts No. 17 West Virginia Saturday at 1 p.m.
    • The Frogs are 12-4 at home this season. TCU has won 15 of its last 22 Big 12 home games and is 4-2 this season after going 5-4 last season. TCU is 19-14 in Big 12 home games overall under Jamie Dixon.
    • Jamie Dixon has 410 career wins, the sixth most of any head coach through 17 seasons.
    • TCU leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers made per game (8.4) and ranks second in blocks (5.0). The Frogs rank 23rd nationally in blocks per game.
    • TCU’s three returning players from last season are senior Desmond Bane and sophomores RJ Nembhard and Kevin Samuel.
    • Bane, who earned multiple preseason honors, including one of 10 finalists for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring (15.9) and leads the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage (41.9) and first in 3-point field goals made (2.7). He’s made a 3-pointer in 16 straight games.
    • Samuel is shooting 64.5 percent from the field and is averaging 8.7 rebounds per game, which ranks fifth in the Big 12, and 2.7 blocks per game, which leads the Big 12 and ranks 12th in the nation. Samuel’s 11
    double-doubles ranks first in the Big 12. He's had at least five blocks in a game seven times this season.
    • Bane is top five all-time at TCU in career points (5th), field goals (5th) and 3-pointers (4th). At 1,667 career points, Bane is chasing Dick O’Neal for fourth at 1,723 points.
    • At 148 career blocked shots, Samuel is fifth on TCU's all-time list. Kurt Thomas is next at 166 blocks.
    • Edric Dennis is nine points away from 1,000 DI career points. Dennis was at Jackson State as a sophomore and UTA as a junior.

    A cold-shooting second half hurt the TCU men’s basketball team in a 70-56 loss at Texas Wednesday at Frank Erwin Center. The Frogs shot 24.1 percent in the second half and went 0-of-10 from 3-point range.
    Desmond Bane finished with a team-high 13 points, all in the first half, and grabbed nine rebounds. Kevin Samuel had 11 points and 12 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season.

    West Virginia is 19-7 overall and 7-6 in the Big 12 following a 65-47 win over Oklahoma State Tuesday. The Mountaineers are led in scoring and rebounding by freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe’s 11.4 points and
    9.4 rebounds. One of the best defensive teams in the country, WVU ranks second nationally in 3-point defense (27.7%), fifth in rebounding margin (+8.7), sixth in rebounding average (41.0) and eighth in field goal percentage defense (37.8%).

    West Virginia leads the all-time series 14-2. TCU’s two wins in the series have come in the last two meetings in Fort Worth. The first was an 82-73 win over the No. 7-ranked Mountaineers on Jan. 22, 2018 and the last was 98-67 on Jan. 15, 2019. The first meeting of the season went to WVU, 81-49, on Jan. 14.

    TCU plays at Iowa State (11-15, 4-9) Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

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