Expect a low-scoring game when the Texas Longhorns (12-7, 2-4 Big 12) and TCU Horned Frogs (13-6, 4-2 Big 12) square off at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
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The Longhorns lost a close one to the LSU Tigers in their last contest, 69-67. Jericho Sims had a solid performance for Texas, putting up 14 points and seven rebounds. LSU did a great job of converting from the free throw line (16-20; 80.0 percent). Texas, on the other hand, forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 20.3 (above their season average of 16.5).
In the Horned Frogs’ last game, they were topped by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 78-67. Kevin Samuel was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Arkansas forced the Horned Frogs into a turnover percentage of 24.4 (above their season average of 17.3). TCU, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 32.7).
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. TCU ranks 288th in possessions per game (67.2) and Texas is 311th (66.4).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year. The Horned Frogs won two out of three meetings played against each other last season. In the last game, Texas won 58-44. The Longhorns dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.472 and a free throw rate of 0.130. The Horned Frogs were 0.317 and 0.100, respectively, for those same stats.
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College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Tcu, ATS Winner – Texas, O/U – Over
The Longhorns rank 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Horned Frogs rank 79th (3.1).
Texas allows the fourth-fewest three pointers per game (15.3) while TCU ranks 53rd (19.3).
Texas ranks 20th in assists allowed per game (9.9) while TCU ranks 215th (15.1).
The Horned Frogs rank 129th in rebounds per game (36.3) while the Longhorns rank 251st (32.7).
TCU ranks 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Texas ranks 112th (6.5).
The Horned Frogs have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. On the season, TCU has defeated opponents by an average of 6.3 points.
During their last five games, the Longhorns have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (1.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (5.7 above their season average).