Friday, June 22, 2018

No.19 WVU squares off against TCU in road trip finale

WVU head coach Bob Huggins (Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS)

WVU head coach Bob Huggins
(Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS)

FORT WORTH, Texas–The 19th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers travel to Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Monday.

WVU (12-1) is coming off a thrilling 87-83 double overtime victory over Kansas State on Saturday.

Senior Jaysean Paige once again came off the bench and scored a career-high 25 points against the Wildcats.

Paige has been red-hot for the Mountaineers over the last two weeks. The 6-foot-2 guard has averaged 19.7 points in the last three games.

WVU made 3 of 20 from beyond the arc against K-State. The Mountaineers’ high-pressure defense failed to create turnovers. The Wildcats turned the ball over 15 times, which is 6.4 less than the season average of WVU opponents.

WVU forward Jonathan Holton (1) (Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS)

WVU forward Jonathan Holton (1)
(Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS)

Devin Williams and Jevon Carter both struggled offensively on Saturday.

The Mountaineers struggled on the offensive boards, grabbing 15 rebounds when they average 17.8 a game.

The Horned Frogs (8-5) are coming off a 69-48 pounding by Oklahoma State on Saturday. TCU shot 30 percent from the field and made 1 of 17 from 3-point range against the Cowboys.

The Horned Frogs’ top scorer Vladimir Brodziansky has been in a slump the last three games. He averages 13.2 points per game but has been limited to 7.7 points.

Malique Trent averages 12.1 ppg, but has been shooting 33 percent during TCU’s last three games.

Chris Washburn missed 11 games with a broken finger. Since his return, he has shot 4 of 17 in two games.

The Horned Frogs are 6-2 at home this season and had won four in a row before falling to Oklahoma State.

The Mountaineers are 8-4 in the Lone Star state, which includes three wins at TCU.

WVU is 6-0 all-time against the Horned Frogs and head coach Bob Huggins is 9-0 all-time against TCU.

Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. (ET) and the game is televised on ESPN2.



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