Tcu 27 27 54
Texas 36 30 66
Date of game: 3/5/2014

TCU (9-19) at Texas (21-8)

GAME NOTES: The TCU Horned Frogs will try once again to win their first Big 12 Conference game of the season on Wednesday night when they venture to the Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns.

Since a stellar 9-3 start in non-conference action, TCU has fallen flat with 16 consecutive losses in league action, with its most recent setback coming at West Virginia on Saturday, 81-59. The Horned Frogs are trying to avoid being the first Big 12 team to go winless in conference play since Texas A&M during the 2003-04 season.

Texas has dropped from the Top 25 following losses in three of its last four games, including a 77-65 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma on Saturday to slip to 21-8 overall and 10-6 in conference action. The Longhorns will welcome a return home to Austin for the final time this season, as they are an outstanding 15-2 at the Erwin Center.

The Longhorns hold a 106-62 lead in the storied all-time series between these Lone Star State rivals, which includes wins in eight straight meetings and 12 of the past 13.

The Horned Frogs were thoroughly outmatched by WVU in their latest bout, as they shot just 39.2 percent from the field and lost the rebounding battle, 44-29, in the 22-point setback, their seventh straight double-digit loss. Karviar Shepherd lead the way with 14 points, Jarvis Ray tallied 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kyan Anderson added 10 points to the losing effort.

Unsurprisingly, TCU has performed poorly this season on both ends of the court, shooting just 40.7 percent from the field for 63.7 ppg while yielding 71.7 ppg on 44 percent shooting, and it owns one of the worst rebounding margins in the nation at -8.7. Anderson has been able to overcome the struggles of most of his teammates by scoring 16.6 ppg on 47.3 percent field goal shooting while also finding time to dish out 4.5 apg. Amric Fields (13.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and Karviar Shepherd (8.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.8 bpg) have both been positive assets in the frontcourt.

The Longhorns fell behind Oklahoma by seven at halftime over the weekend and could never recover in the second stanza en route to the 12-point defeat. They actually outshot OU from the field, 44.4 percent to 40.7 percent, but they were outscored both from 3-point range (30-9) and at the foul line (19-14) while also losing the turnover battle by a convincing 16-7 margin. Cameron Ridley was stellar in spite of the loss with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Jonathan Holmes and Isaiah Taylor poured in 11 and 10 points, respectively.

On the season, Texas has been led by its impressive offensive attack, as it nets 75.6 ppg, which is enough to support a modest defensive effort (71.1 ppg). It also owns an excellent +7.5 rebounding margin, and while its free- throw percentage is lackluster (.666), it knocks down more than 18 foul shots per game. The squad's strength is in the frontcourt with Holmes (13.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.3 bpg) and Ridley (11.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.5 bpg) formulating one of the league's most imposing duos. Taylor (12.7 ppg, 3.9 apg) and Javan Felix (12.5 ppg) are also double-digit scorers but neither shoots greater than 40 percent from the floor.

Even though Texas has been struggling of late, there's no better remedy than returning home to play the conference's worst team. Expect the Longhorns to put this one away rather early as the Horned Frogs' miserable season continues.

GAME NOTES: The TCU Horned Frogs will try once again to win their first Big 12 Conference game of the season on Wednesday night when they venture to the Frank Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns.

Fact Stats

FACTS & STATS: Site: Frank Erwin Center (16,734) -- Austin, Texas. Television: Longhorn Network. Home Record: TCU 5-9, Texas 15-2. Away Record: TCU 3-8, Texas 5-5. Neutral Record: TCU 1-2, Texas 1-1. Conference Record: TCU 0-16, Texas 10-6. Series Record: Texas leads 106-62.

Game Date and Time

Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. (ET)

Predicted Outcome

Texas 83, TCU 63

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