Raymond Carlin III, USA Today Sports

TCU vs OU primer

TCU finishes the regular season at Oklahoma on Saturday.

TCU MEDIA RELATIONS: 

FORT WORTH, Texas – In its final regular season game, TCU (17-13, 6-11) will try for its first-ever win at Oklahoma (10-19, 4-13) when the Horned Frogs visit the Sooners Saturday at 2 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on ESPNEWS with Jason Benetti (Play-By-Play) and Reid Gettys (Color) calling the action. The game can also be heard on KLIF AM 570, KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision or TuneIn Radio. 

THE OPPONENT

Oklahoma is coming off a 73-63 loss at Kansas on Monday, in a game the Sooners led much of the way. OU is led in scoring by underclassmen guards Kameron McGusty and Rashard Odomes. McGusty, a freshman, is averaging 10.6 points per game, while Odomes, a sophomore, is at 10.3 points per game.

THE SERIES

Oklahoma leads the all-time series 18-3 with a 7-0 advantage in Norman. Last season, the Sooners cruised to a 95-72 win at home. In the first meeting this season, Alex Robinson scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Frogs to a 60-57 win in Fort Worth on Jan. 3 

FIRST SINCE

• TCU was at .500 (6-6) in conference play through 12 games for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

• TCU’s six conference wins are its most ever in the Big 12. TCU is in its fifth season in the league.

• TCU’s win at Texas was its first in Austin in 30 years, which was Jamie Dixon’s senior year.

• TCU swept the season series over Texas for the first time in 30 years.

• TCU’s win over Iowa State was its first in 20 years.

• TCU’s win at Kansas State was its first win in Manhattan in 18 years.

• TCU won three-straight conference games for the first time since the 2007-08 season when it was in the Mountain West.

CROAK NOTES

• TCU has dropped three-straight home games by a combined total of five points after back-to-back one-point losses.

• TCU is in seventh place in the Big 12 standings. The Frogs were picked last (10th) in the preseason poll.

• TCU is guaranteed to have its highest finish in the Big 12 Conference in its five seasons in the league. 

• Jamie Dixon has won the most games of any TCU head coach in his first year with the program.

• TCU’s six-game slide is the second longest losing streak of Dixon’s career. He lost eight straight in 2011-12 at Pittsburgh.

• In its five seasons in the Big 12, TCU has three road conference wins, two of those wins coming this season.

• Jamie Dixon has coached as many conference wins (6) as TCU had in the last three years combined.

• TCU’s NCAA RPI is 69 and strength of schedule is 25.

• TCU’s last postseason tournament bid came in 2012 with the CBI.

• TCU last played in the NCAA Tournament in 1998 with its last win in the tournament coming in 1987 when Dixon was a player.

• TCU last played in the NIT in 2005.

• The Frogs are 13-6 at home this season and 3-7 on the road.

• TCU is 16-5 when outrebounding its opponent.

• TCU is 7-2 when shooting over 50 percent from the field.

• TCU is 14-2 when leading at halftime (Baylor, WVU).

• TCU is 10-3 when forcing more turnovers than it commits.

• TCU’s 73.8 points per game is the highest average since the 2002-03 season (80.4).

• TCU is shooting 46.2 percent from the field, the most since the 1998-99 season (49.1).

• TCU’s 16.5 assists per game is the most since the 2000-01 season (18.9).

• TCU’s 35.6 rebounds per game is the most since the 2002-03 season (38.9).

• TCU currently ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 23 in the NCAA in assists (16.5).

• TCU currently ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 and 32nd in the NCAA in blocked shots (4.9).

• Kenrich Williams ranks No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 38 in the NCAA with 9.3 rebounds per game.

• Williams ranks No. 26 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds with a 3.25 average on the season. 

• Williams ranks second in the conference with 12 double-doubles this season.

• Jaylen Fisher leads the Big 12 freshmen in assists per game at 4.3. He has made at least one 3-pointer in 16 consecutive games.

• Brandon Parrish is a 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® nominee.

• Parrish ranks third all-time in games played in school history. He is 2 away from the most in school history (129).

• Alex Robinson has led TCU in assists 22 times this season and has had at least four assists in all but five games this season.

• Robinson is five assists shy of cracking the top 10 for the most assists in a season at TCU. Jamie Dixon (86-87) is No. 10 (168).

• Vladimir Brodziansky ranks second in the Big 12 and 22nd nationally with 2.4 blocks per game.

• Brodziansky’s 72 total blocks ranks as the third most in school history for a single season.


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