Longhorns and Horned Frogs fighting for Position in Big-12
The Texas Longhorns will be on the road against the TCU Horned Frogs. These two have similar records at this point in the season and are looking to improve their resumes as we inch closer to March.
While it is nice to look at the best teams in college basketball, sometimes it is just as important to cover teams that are somewhere in the middle of the pack.
Two teams in the Big 12 fit the bill and will be taking each other on this Wednesday night in Fort Worth, Texas.
TIME: 8 p.m. ET TV: ESPN+; LINE: -4; O/U: 127
Texas is 12-7, and TCU is 13-6. Beyond the similar records, they both score and give up roughly the same number of points per game as well.
Dropping its last three, Texas has definitely seen better days this season, while TCU has dropped three of its last four games.
With all the parallels between these two programs, it is going to be tough to predict a winner for this one.
Balanced Attack for Longhorns
What is a great thing about this Texas team is that there is no leading, standout player. The Longhorns have four different players who average in double-digits, and this balanced attack is a nightmare for defenses.
You never really know who is going to turn it on during any given game. With four guards averaging double-digits, you get 40 minutes of strong production.
Matt Coleman is the leader, but Andrew Jones, Courtney Ramey, and Jase Febres are putting up similar numbers to Coleman.
Horned Frogs are One Man Offensive Show
For the Horned Frogs, it is a little bit of a different story. Their offense seems to revolve around Desmond Bane, who is averaging 16 points, six rebounds and four assists on the season and looks like one of the best players in the Big 12.
A senior guard at 6-6, Bane can bully on smaller guards with ease and get to the basket at will. He will be the player that the Longhorns’ defense will have to key in on.
Even with Bane being the focus of the defense, he is the type of player that can carry his team to victory with relative ease. Scoring is just too natural for him.
This really poses a problem for Texas. If TCU gets Bane going in this game, I’m not sure that Texas has much of an answer offensively.
The Longhorns have been struggling to score points all season long. They have as good of a top five as any team in the country, but beyond that, there has not been much production.
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This, That and a College Basketball Dart Throw
With such an exciting matchup for this game, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out on Wednesday night.
Our good friends over at VietBet opened TCU favored in this contest at -5 and it has dropped to it’s current number, -4. All U.S. players are accepted at VietBet.
TCU drawing the favorite in this game makes perfect sense, as it is the home team and is a little bit more cohesive overall.
Texas has been known to be frisky in recent years, but its basketball program (and football program) have yet to re-establish themselves as a perennial school.
With that in mind, heading into this game, I think I am going to take TCU.
Bane has been able to play some of his best basketball against Texas throughout his entire career. When Bane gets going, I don’t think Texas has a player that can go toe-to-toe with him.
With Bane on its side and a home crowd behind it, I think TCU is in for a great night offensively and will find itself scoring with ease.
Take TCU in this game, and be sure to lock in your bets before Wednesday night’s tip-off!
The Dart Throw: TCU at -4; TCU 68, Texas 61