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
|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.
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.