West Virginia vs. TCU: Full Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. TCU: Full Game Preview
West Virginia
(11-11, 3-8 away)
TCU
(10-12, 8-7 home)
Venue: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
West Virginia A Murray 9.7 A Murray 6.6 J Staten 3.0
TCU K Anderson 11.0 A McKinney 7.0 K Anderson 3.2

West Virginia heads to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday to take on TCU. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on Big 12 Network or MASN. The Mountaineers beat the Horned Frogs 71-50 on Jan. 23.

West Virginia is in seventh place in the conference, TCU is in 10th place.

In their last outing, behind 14 points from Deniz Kilicli, the Mountaineers defeated Texas 60-58 on Feb. 4. While contributing 4.1 rebounds per game, he also scores 7.7 points per game. For the Horned Frogs, Connell Crossland finished with 8 points and 15 rebounds in the 62-55 win over Kansas on Feb. 6. He is averaging 5.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

West Virginia has a statistical advantage over TCU in one significant area, scoring, where the Mountaineers have an edge over the Horned Frogs, 66 points per game to 54 points per game.

TCU StatSmack

  • How does our back look? West Virginia is ranked higher than TCU in the Big 12 (#7 vs #10).
  • Aaric Murray is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 5th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • West Virginia has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than TCU (1 vs 0).
  • Morgantown isn't as congested as Fort Worth (population is significantly lower).
  • We just win. West Virginia has more wins over the last 5 years than TCU (131 vs 80).
  • The West Virginia blocks leader (Aaric Murray, 34 blocks) has more blocks than the TCU blocks leader (Devonta Abron, 18 blocks).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 West Virginia has recruited more Top 50 high school players than TCU (3 vs 0).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. West Virginia has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than TCU (1 vs 0).
  • West Virginia players are more experienced than TCU players (12,615 minutes played vs 11,346 minutes played).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? West Virginia currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 948) than TCU, per the NCAA.
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Aaric Murray 22 10 7 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 29 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 20 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 22 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Eron Harris 19 8 2 1 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Deniz Kilicli 21 8 4 1 0 0 2
C- Kevin Noreen 17 3 4 1 0 0 1
C- Keaton Miles 13 3 2 1 1 1 0
D+ D. Rutledge 12 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 11 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Aaron Brown 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Volodymyr Gerun 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Richard Romeo 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Amric Fields 17 7 3 1 0 0 2
C Garlon Green 30 11 4 1 0 0 2
C Kyan Anderson 32 11 2 3 1 0 3
C Adrick McKinney 25 8 7 1 1 0 2
C- Devonta Abron 20 6 5 0 0 1 1
C- C. Crossland 22 6 6 1 1 1 1
C- Jarvis Ray 26 6 2 1 1 0 2
D+ N. Butler Lind 27 5 2 2 1 1 2
D C. Hill Jr. 19 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Clyde Smith III 12 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Thomas Montigel 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Chris Zurcher 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
F Kemal Dincer 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

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