TCU Ready to Battle Texas Tuesday Night

Feb. 3, 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas | Radio Network: TCU Sports Network
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FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU returns home Tuesday night to face No. 15 Texas inside Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Horned Frogs' contest against the Longhorns will tip at 7:00 p.m. CT and be shown live on Big 12 Network with Doug Bell (Play-By-Play) and Reid Gettys (Color) calling the action live.  

Fans not able to attend the contest against Texas can follow it live on FrogVision. The radio broadcast is available by going to the men's basketball schedule and clicking on the listen live icon located on the right side of the page. Brian Estridge (Play-By-Play) and John Denton (Color) will be on the airwaves.

The Opponent
No. 15 Texas comes into Tuesday night riding a six-game winning streak after defeating No. 6 Kansas in its last outing, 81-69. Against the Jayhawks, the Longhorns (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) dominated KU with suffocating defense that held the Big 12's best shooting team to 39 percent from the floor. Freshman Isaiah Taylor led the way, scoring 23 points, while junior Jonathan Holmes added 22. On the season, Holmes is averaging 13.4 points per game, while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. 

The Series
TCU and Texas will meet for the 168th time on the hardwood, which ranks No. 4 on the Frogs' list of longest all-time series.  The Longhorns own a 105-62 series lead, including 11 wins in the last 12 games, and have won seven-straight. TCU's last victory in the all-time series came on Jan. 10, 1995 in Fort Worth. On that night, the Frogs defeated UT, 102-98.

Staggering Numbers
Of the 16 players listed on the 2013-14 roster, only four in Kyan Anderson, Jarvis Ray, Brandon Parrish and Christian Gore have played in every game this season. Nationally, TCU's depletion is like any seen as only Georgia Tech, Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbara have four or more student-athletes questionable for games this week. Below is a comprehensive look at how TCU's roster situation stacks up nation-wide based off of the most recent NCAA injury report entering February.


Playing Big
Against Texas Tech, the Purple and White had only nine out of their 16 available, with only seven being on scholarship. With 6-foot-10 post Karviar Shepherd suffering a hand injury to his non-shooting hand versus Kansas, the Frogs were left with only one student-athlete who checked in at taller than 6-foot-7 in Amric Fields (6-foot-9). Even with the lack of heighth available, the Frogs out-rebounded the Red Raiders to the tune of 26-24, marking only the third time in nine Big 12 games that Texas Tech has been out-rebounded by its opponent.

TCU Headlines
• TCU is 15-3 when leading at the half under head coach Trent Johnson.
• TCU is 7-2 this season when leading at the half.
• The two games against Texas Tech marked the only times this season the Frogs have led at halftime and lost.
• The only three times TCU has led at the half and lost under Johnson, the Frogs have led by one-point.
• TCU held Texas Tech to a 1-for-16 showing from three, which is a season low for an opponent.
• TCU is 4-1 this season when Karviar Shepherd grabs double-digit rebounds.
• TCU has now held 13 out of its 20 opponents to under 70 points.
• TCU has now held 10 opponents this season to 65 points or less.
• The Frogs have now held five out of their last 12 opponents to right at 39 percent or below.
Kyan Anderson has scored 20 or more points in five out of his last 11 outings, including two out of his last three.
• Anderson tallied his third-straight double-digit scoring output in league play.
• Anderson recorded his 12th 20-point game of his career at Texas Tech.
• Anderson now has six 20-point games this season after posting a game-high 22 points vs. Texas Tech.
Hudson Price made only his second career start Saturday afternoon at Tech.
Amric Fields led TCU in rebounding for a second-straight conference game at Texas Tech.

Anderson's Production Broken Down
Kyan Anderson leads TCU this season, averaging a team-best 15.3 points per game. When breaking it down even further though, Anderson is averaging right at 1.01 points per possession. Possessions are figured by field goals attempted, free throws attempted and total number of turnovers. The Fort Worth native has also dished out a total of 25 assists in the last six games.

Playing The Best
TCU will be facing its sixth ranked opponents in eight games Tuesday, which includes three games against an opponent ranked in the top-10 in one of the national polls.  

Joining The Club
Junior Kyan Anderson will look to become only the 32nd TCU player all-time to score 1,000 points in his career this season. The Fort Worth native, who has tallied 962 points during his three-year career, needs only 38 points to hit the 1,000-point club. In recent years, only former Frog Ronnie Moss has scored more points after 80-plus games then Anderson. Moss totaled 1,095 in 82 games between 2008-2011.

Following Halftime
Heading into Tuesday, the Horned Frogs have made it a point to improve following halftime in each league game.  TCU has scored nine more points in second half than compared to the first half, while holding its opponent to 20 less shot attempts.

Inside The Last Five Minutes 
A recent trend has become noticeable during the Horned Frogs' 19 games this season. In the last five minutes of a game when TCU has the lead during any point, it has gone on to claim victory. In the 11 losses, the Frogs have never led under the five-minute mark. 

Up Next
TCU will continue conference play on the road at Iowa State on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. CT from Ames, Iowa. 




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