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Men’s Basketball: WVU vs. TCU Game Preview


It has been a very tough two weeks for the West Virginia University Basketball Team.  The Mountaineers have not won a game since they went to overtime against Texas in Austin.  TCU comes to the Coliseum as the two Big 12 newcomers will face one-another to end respective losing streaks.

In their last contest, WVU (8-9, 1-3) was dismantled by Purdue in West Virginia's last non-conference game of the year.  After keeping pace for most of the first half, the Boilermakers went on a huge run which ended in a 27-point loss for the Mountaineers.  This was their third loss in a row with the previous two coming against Iowa State and Kansas State.

For TCU (9-9, 0-5), they have yet to win a game in the Big 12.  They have lost five in a row by an average of 12.8 points.  Much like WVU, it has not been a smooth transition into Big 12 play for the Horned Frogs.

It has been a struggle for TCU offensively all season.  They are only averaging 54.8 points per game, which is 344th nationally.  In comparison, this year's WVU squad that has had their fair share of offensive woes is 193rd in points (67.0).  They have also struggled to rebound the ball this year.

Sophomore guard Kyan Anderson is the leading scorer for the Horned Frogs (11.4).  He is also their best 3-point shooter, averaging 37% from long range.  The only other player in double-figures is senior guard Garlon Green (10.9).  Senior forward Adrick McKinney is their leading rebounder (6.9).

In the Mountaineers last game against Purdue, Head Coach Bob Huggins did go to a small lineup like he said he would.  Matt Humphrey and Kevin Noreen started over Aaric Murray and Deniz Kilcli.  With the blowout loss, it will be interesting to see what Huggins decides to do in this game.

Terry Henderson has missed the last two games with a lower back injury and it is unclear whether or not he will play against TCU.

This will be the first time either school has played one-another, let alone in Big 12 play.

The game will be at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN2 and online on ESPN3.

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