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Basketball Preview | The Things You’ll Want To Know About Oklahoma State At TCU

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma State at TCU

Tip: 8:00 PM (Central)

Location: 
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena (FT. Worth, TX)

TV: ESPNU

Series History

The Cowboys are 25-6 all-time against the Horned Frogs and 8-4 against TCU since they joined the league in 2013. However TCU earned its first sweep of Oklahoma State last season. The Horned Frogs have taken three of the last four meetings in Schollmaier Arena but OSU is 9-3 all-time in Ft. Worth.

Sharing Is Caring

TCU ranks 14th nationally in assists per game at 17.2. Senior guard Alex Robinson paces the squad with an average of 7.3 assists per game.

Rim Protector

Oklahoma State’s Yor Anei has recorded 42 blocks this year, which is tied for 22nd in program history for a single season. With four more blocks, he would tie Chianti Roberts (1993-97) for 25th in school history in career blocks.

Anei is averaging two blocked shots per game, which ranks eighth nationally among freshmen and 38th overall.

Setting The Standard

Junior guard Lindy Waters is averaging 12.4 points per game and also leads the conference in overall 3-point percentage (.465) and 3-point percentage in Big 12 play (.600). He now ranks 20th in school history with 115 career makes from beyond the arch, his 2018-19 season mark from 3-point range is the third best in OSU history, and his career 41.7 percent clip ranks seventh.

Going Back Home…Almost

OSU’s Cameron McGriff  is from Grand Prairie, just 20 miles East of Fort Worth, and Isaac Likekele grew up just 15 miles away in Arlington, Texas.

Team Leaders

The Cowboys (9-12, 2-6) have three players averaging in double-figure scoring, led by McGriff’s 13.2 points per game. Waters (12.4 PPG) and Thomas Dziagwa (10.5 PPG) round out the Pokes leading scorers.

McGriff’s 7.7 rebounds per game are also a team high.

On the season Oklahoma State is scoring an average of 69 points per game, while opponents are scoring 70 points on average against them.

Scouting TCU

The Horned Frogs (15-6, 3-5) are led by Kouat Noi’s 14.9 points per game. The sophomore forward is the Big 12’s seventh leading scorer. Desmond Bane (14.4 PPG), Alex Robinson (12.8 PPG), and JD Miller (10.7 PPG) round out TCU’s leading scorers.

Miller is also the team leader in rebounds with an average of 6.4 boards per game.

TCU is averaging 75.8 points per game this season, with opponents averaging 68 points per game against them.

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