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Texas Tech Basketball Tale Of The Tape: TCU Horned Frogs (16-7, 5-5)

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The Red Raiders head to Ft Worth to square off against the Horned Frogs.

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Texas Tech is coming off of a win against Oklahoma and now host the 16-7 Horned Frogs. TCU has had quite a turn around under Jamie Dixon this year, and they currently sit at 5-5 in Big 12 play. This stretch of Big 12 games for Texas Tech is brutal but wins are needed to make the tourney. Can the Red Raiders win in Ft Worth?

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TCU Key Players

Category Stat Name
Points/Game 14.3 F Vladimir Brodziansky
Rebounds/Game 9.3 G Kenrich Williams
Assist/Game 5.6 G Alex Robinson
3pt Made/3pt % 32/93, 34.4% G Jaylen Fisher
Free Throw % 85/108, 78.7% F Vladimir Brodziansky

Vladimir Brodziansky and Kenrich Williams are still leading the way for the Horned Frogs. Brodziansky averages a team best 14.3 points per game while Williams is almost averaging a double-double per game with 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. That's a fantastic stat line, it's not every day you see a guard average 10 rebounds a game. The Red Raiders big men will have to try to limit the Horned Frogs from snagging very crucial rebounds.

Last 5 Games

1/21 #6 Baylor L 62-53
1/23 Oklahoma State L 89-76
1/28 Auburn L 88-80
2/1 Kansas State W 86-80 OT
2/4 Texas W 78-63

TCU stumbled for a 4 game stretch but they have won their last two. The Horned Frogs, like the Red Raiders, find themselves in a make or break situation for the NCAA tournament. I expect this one to come down to the wire in Ft Worth.

Prediction

Texas Tech 75 - TCU 73

The Red Raiders and Horned Frogs need wins right now. Texas Tech needs them a little bit more and I think Chris Beard will have his guys ready to go. Texas Tech's bigs have to slow down Vladimir Brodziansky to win this one.