TCU Men’s Basketball: Upcoming Opponents – December 8th & 11th

Big week for TCU Men’s Basketball as they try to keep their opponents in the shackles of defense, cashing out on the offense and taking more wins. The TCU has achieved six wins in the first seven games for the fifth time in six seasons Jamie Dixon. In the 18 seasons before Dixon, the TCU only had six wins in their first seven games. The TCU’s defense shone in a 71-63 win over Oral Roberts on Thursday. The Horned Frogs held the Golden Eagles 24 points below their season average of 87.4 points per game. Mike Miles and Damion Baugh each scored a team-high 13 points.

The strength lies in the numbers. You might overlook it, but the TCU has some players who have run away and that is what makes the team so successful. Preseason All-Big 12 Guard Mike Miles has scored double digits in every game this season. Miles is the only player in the Big 12 to make it into the top 6 by points (sixth, 15.8) and assists (third, 4.7). Emanuel Miller leads a class of eight newbies. His 7.6 rebounds per game rank second in the Big 12, as does his 3.3 offensive rebounds per game, which is also number 31 nationally. Miller also leads the Big 12 in doubles doubles with 3 this year. Eddie Lampkin Jr. has averaged 10 points and 8.5 rebounds in his last two games. As a team, the TCU has had 10 or fewer sales in the last three games. They improve every game by watching the ball and making big defensive stops. Once when they start shooting the ball at a high clip. They’ll be a hard team to stop.

It’s time to finally bring it back. The TCU will play Utah in a neutral game against Utah on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. The Simmons Bank Showdown will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN +. The last meeting was on February 22, 2011 when both teams were members of the Mountain West Conference, a 50-48 Utes win in Salt Lake City. Utah leads the series 16-4 and has won the last seven games. The TCU hasn’t beaten Utah since 2008. Utah is 6-2 this season after a 66-58 win over California on Sunday. The runnin ‘utes are run by the youth center Branden Carlsons 13.5 points per game. David jenkins jr. averages 13.1 and Both gach is 13.0 per game. Utah leads the Pac-12 conference in free-throw shooting (77.9%) and 3-point field goal defense (25.4%).

After their battle against Utah, the Horned Frogs make their way to H-Town. TCU will play Texas A&M on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at The Battleground 2k21 at the Toyota Center in Houston SEC network. This is going to be a big game for the Houston residents Eddie Lampkin and Maxwell Evans. This is going to be a bittersweet game for Emmanuel Miller when he played for Texas A&M for two years and put up some stellar numbers in the SEC. Likewise, Mike Miles is allowed to play against his former backmate in Lancaster, Wade Taylor. This game should have a lot of emotions.

The Aggies are currently 7-1 and beat New Orleans 85:65 in their last match. TCU Texas A&M last played on December 12, 2020 at the Dickies Arena for the Simmons Bank showdown. TCU won that game 73-55. TCU is still behind in the 77-89 series. The Aggies’ top scorers are Quenton Jackson with 12 points per game and Tyrece Radford with 9.5 points per game. As a team, they average 60.1 points per game and 34.3 rebounds per game. This is going to be an exciting week with Horned Frog Basketball.

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