West Virginia looks to put an end to TCU’s win streak in Morgantown

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Jamie Dixon brings the 2020 version of the Horned Frogs to the Coliseum on Tuesday

Jamie Dixon and the TCU Horned Frogs visit the Coliseum on Tuesday night, surprisingly coming in tied for first in the Big 12. TCU has won four game in a row, three of them being to start conference play defeating Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State

West Virginia is playing their second consecutive game at home, coming off of a 66-54 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.

WHEN/ WHERE

Date: Tuesday, January 14

Tip-off Time: 9pm/ 8pm Central

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West “By God” Virginia

Tickets: WVUGame.com

WATCH/ LISTEN

TV: ESPNU

Streaming Video: WatchESPN

Radio: WZST Variety 101 (100.9 FM in Morgantown) or the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Radio Affiliates)

Streaming Audio: Locate the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG on TuneIn Radio (or the TuneIn Radio app for smartphones)

Satellite Radio: Sirius 211, XM 200

THE ENEMY

Where are they from? Ft. Worth, Texas

Series History: WVU is 13-2 in all-time series play against TCU. West Virginia is 7-0 all-time against TCU in Morgantown.

Last Time: West Virginia 104, TCU 96 on February 26, 2019

SB Nation Blog: Frogs O War

Record: 12-3 (3-0 Big 12)

Record in 2087-19: 23-14 (7-11 Big 12), lost to the Texas Longhorns in the NIT Semifinal

Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (4th season)

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas ChristianTim Flores-USA TODAY Sports

Key Players: G Desmond Bane, G RJ Nembhard, C Kevin Samuel

KEYS TO THE GAME:

The Mountaineers mountains, Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver, will get to match up against a true-big man, Kevin Samuel. Samuel is one of the few big men in the country that has the “C” next to his name instead of the all encompassing forward designation.

At 6’ 11” and 250 pounds, Samuel is first in blocks in the Big 12 at almost three per game. He also scores 10 points per game and grabs about 9 rebounds. The matchup down-low should be a good one.

HOW AFRAID SHOULD WE BE (ON A SCALE OF 1-10)

Three. TCU has beat the bottom of the Big 12 so far this season but WVU is battle tested and has proven to be one of the best (probably the best) defensive teams in the country. This is far different from the young and uninspired teams that got blown out at TCU last season and needed three overtimes to put them in Morgantown in February.

PREDICTION THAT WILL BE WRONG

West Virginia 62, TCU 49

Source: Smoking Musket