Texas guard Matt Coleman (2) shoots the ball over TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10) during a NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas at TCU

Posted February 9th, 2018


Texas vs. TCU

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800)


TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn

About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-65. The last matchup on Jan. 10 may forever be seared into UT fans’ memories. Earlier that day, it was announced that Texas guard Andrew Jones had leukemia. That night, the Longhorns pulled out 99-98 upset win over the 16th-ranked Frogs in double overtime.

TEXAS (15-9 overall, 5-6 Big 12)
2GMatt ColemanFr.6-28.64.6*
12GKerwin Roach IIJr.6-412.03.7
13GJase FebresFr.6-53.51.6
21FDylan OsetkowskiJr.6-914.07.2
4CMo BambaFr.6-1113.210.8
Coach: Shaka Smart (46-44, 3rd year at Texas; 209-100, 9th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: Coach Shaka Smart promised his team would undergo an intense review of Wednesday’s lethargic loss to Kansas State. Freshman Mo Bamba said there were two film sessions. “We did a lot of film work and he pointed out different areas where we needed to improve,” Bamba said. “Some of those were intangibles, just simply having that look on your face and having that energy.” … One player who could make a dramatic difference against TCU is Dylan Osetkowski. The coaches want him to stop thinking and just react, much like he did in January. He’s shooting 34.6 percent in Big 12 play compared to 40.9 for the season. … The Horns have lost four straight Big 12 road games.

TCU (16-8 overall, 4-7 Big 12)
25GAlex RobinsonJr.6-18.66.1*
1GDesmond BaneSoph.6-511.84.0
34GKenrich WilliamsSr.6-714.09.7
15FJD MillerJr.6-89.24.6
10FVladimir BrodzianskySr.6-1115.25.0
Coach: Jamie Dixon (40-23, 2nd year at TCU; 368-146, 15th year overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Horned Frogs: Guard Jaylen Fisher, who missed the potential game-winning layup in double OT in Austin, is now out for the season. He suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee on Jan. 16. He was averaging 12.3 points per game. … The rest of the Frogs are trying to pick up the slack. Five players are averaging in double figures over the last five games. Vladimir Brodziansky leads the way with 14.4 points, and Desmond Bane is shooting 60 percent. … This is the first of three of four home games for the Frogs. Saturday’s game is a “white out” where the first 500 students will get free shirts. The Frogs are 11-3 at home. All home games this season have been sold out.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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