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GoFrogs: TCU vs. No. 12 WVU preview

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  1. https://gofrogs.com/documents/2020/1/13/16_at_West_Virginia.pdf

    TCU Horned Frogs (12-3, 3-0 Big 12)
    HC: Jamie Dixon (TCU ‘87) n At TCU: 80-44 (4th) n Career: 408-167 (17th)
    at #12 WEST VIRGINIA Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12)
    HC: Bob Huggins (West Virginia ‘03) n At School: 293-153 14th) n Career: 873-364 (38th)

    GAME INFORMATION
    Broadcast: ESPNU
    Play-By-Play: Rich Hollenberg Analyst: King McClure
    Online: WatchESPN.com // ESPN App
    Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM // KLIF 570 AM
    SIRIUS XM 383 - (973 online)
    Play-By-Play: Brian Estridge Analyst: John Denton
    Online: HFTV // TuneIn
    Series: WVU leads 13-2
    In Fort Worth: WVU leads 5-2
    In Morgantown: WVU leads 6-0
    Neutral: WVU leads 1-0
    First Meeting:
    WVU won 71-50 (1/23/13) in Morgantown
    Last Meeting:
    WVU won 104-96 (3ot) (2/26/19) in Morgantown
    Winning Streak: WVU, 1
    Dixon vs. WVU: 14-11

    NOTES
    • TCU will aim for its first-ever win in Morgantown when it plays at No. 12 West Virginia Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.
    • TCU is 3-0 in the Big 12, its best start in conference play since going 14-0 in the Western Athletic Conference during the 1997-98 season.
    • TCU leads the Big 12 in 3-pointers made per game (9.8), 3-point field goal percentage (36.8), blocks per game (5.1) and assists (17.0).
    • TCU ranks in the top 30 nationally in assists (10th, 17.0), points allowed (20th, 60.2), 3-point field goals made (22nd, 9.8), defensive efficiency (24th, 89.4) and assist/turnover ratio (26th, 1.27).
    • TCU has two returning starters from last season, senior Desmond Bane and sophomore Kevin Samuel. Bane, who earned multiple preseason honors, ranks high in the conference in several categories including second in scoring average at 17.1 points per game. Bane is one of three players nationally averaging at least 17 points, 7 rebound and 3 assists.
    • Samuel ranks eighth in the nation in shooting at 66.4 percent from the field and is fifth in the Big 12 with 8.9 rebounds per game. Samuel’s eighth double-doubles this season leads the Big 12 and ranks 14th in the nation.
    • RJ Nembhard is averaging 17.0 points in Big 12 play, which ranks fourth. He scored 31 points against Iowa State on Jan. 4, tied for the most by a Big 12 player this season.
    • At 1,510 career points, Bane is 8th on TCU's all-time scoring list. He is two points shy of Kurt Thomas (1,512, 1991-95) for seventh. Bane is one 3-pointer away from 200 for his career.
    • At 121 career blocked shots, Samuel is sixth on TCU's all-time list. Reggie Smith is next on the chart with 133.

    LAST TIME OUT
    TCU’s stifling defense and Desmond Bane’s 17th career 20-point game led the Horned Frogs to a 52-40 win over Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon inside Schollmaier Arena. OSU’s 40 points were the fewest scored by a TCU opponent in a Big 12 game. It was also the fewest scored by OSU ever in a Big 12 game.

    ABOUT THE OPPONENT
    West Virginia is 13-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12, and is coming off a 66-54 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Mountaineers are 7-0 at home with their losses coming at St. John’s and at Kansas. WVU is led by freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe, who is averaging a team-best 11.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. WVU ranks second in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage defense (23.3%), third in field goal percentage defense (35.1%) and sixth in rebounding (42.3).

    SERIES HISTORY
    West Virginia leads the all-time series 13-2 with a 6-0 advantage in Morgantown. The Frogs have won the last two meetings in Fort Worth. The last meeting had 21 lead changes and 13 ties, which resulted in a 104-96 triple overtime win for WVU in Morgantown on Feb. 26, 2019. Jamie Dixon is 14-11 all-time vs. WVU and last won in Morgantown on Jan. 30, 2012 (72-66) while the head coach at Pitt.

    UP NEXT
    TCU will play at Oklahoma (12-3, 2-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Big 12 Now/ESPN+.
     

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