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TCU Horned Frogs (3-1)
HC: Jamie Dixon (TCU ‘87) n At TCU: 99-72 (6th) n Career: 427-195 (19th)
vs. PEPPERDINE Waves (2-4)
HC: Lorenzo Romar (Cincinnati, ‘92) n At School: 49-50 (4th) n Career: 440-334 (25th)

GAME INFO
Time: 9:30 p.m. CST
Broadcast: CBS Sports Network
Play-By-Play: Alex Del Barrio
Analyst: Tim Doyle
Reporter: Erica Weston
Online: CBSSports.com
Radio: KLIF 570 AM | XM/Online: 383/973
Play-By-Play: Jeff Williams
Analyst: Chris Sylvester
Online: HFTV // TuneIn
Series: Pep. leads 1-0
In Fort Worth: 0-0
In Malibu: 0-0
Neutral: 0-1
First Meeting: Pep. won 57-45 (12/27/45) in OKC
Winning Streak: Pep. W1
Dixon vs. Pep: First Meeting

GAME NOTES
• TCU plays Pepperdine in its second game of the SoCal Challenge on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. CT in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. It will air on CBS Sports Network.
• Jamie Dixon is in his sixth season at TCU and 19th as a head coach. He began the season ranked 19th in active winning percentage
(.686).
• Dixon is one victory away from becoming the fifth head coach with 100 wins at TCU.
• Preseason All-Big 12 guard Mike Miles leads a group of four scholarship returners from last season for TCU.
• Miles has scored in double figures in every game this season and leads the Frogs in scoring with 17 points per game, which ranks fifth in the Big 12 and is fourth in the conference in assists at 5.0 per game. He had a career-high seven assists against Santa Clara on Monday.
• All eight newcomers have made their TCU debut this season, including forward Emanuel Miller. His 8.3 rebounds per game ranks second in the Big 12 and his 3.3 offensive rebounds per game leads the conference.
• Newcomer Maxwell Evans is coming off a season-best 15 points on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range against Santa Clara.
• Xavier Cork has recorded two blocks in each of the last three games and leads the Frogs and ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 1.5 blocks per game.
• Since the 2014-15 season, the Frogs have gone 40-5 in the month of November.
• Under Dixon (since 2016-17), TCU has gone 29-3 in November and 54-10 in November and December combined.
• Under Dixon, TCU is 62-11 against nonconference teams.
• Under Dixon, the Frogs are 17-9 in neutral sites.
• Under Dixon, TCU is 2-1 in California.

LAST TIME OUT
• TCU fell in the first game of the SoCal Challenge, 85-66, to Santa Clara on Monday.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT
• Pepperdine is 2-3 and has lost its last two games. The Waves lost to Fresno State on Monday, 70-63.
• Houston Mallette leads the Waves in scoring with 12.5 points per game. Jade’ Smith is the team’s leading rebounder at 5.0 boards per game to go with 10.5 points.

SERIES HISTORY
• Pepperdine leads the all-time series 1-0.
• The only meeting in the series came on Dec. 27, 1945 at the AllCollege Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla. Pepperdine won 57-45.

UP NEXT
• TCU hosts Austin Peay on Monday at 7 p.m.

See the full release at https://gofrogs.com/documents/2021/11/23/5_vs_Pepperdine.pdf
 

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