WVU, TCU clash today
MORGANTOWN – After three straight Big 12 losses, West Virginia (15-13, 7-8 Big 12) will look to end its late season skid when the Horned Frogs from TCU (9-18, 0-15 Big 12) pay a 1:30 p.m. visit to the Coliseum today.
The game will be broadcast by Root Sports Pittsburgh with Rob King, Warren Baker and Rob Incmikoski providing the play-by-play and analysis.
WVU leads the all-time series by a 3-0 margin after opening the Big 12 season with a 74-69 victory at TCU.
Juwan Staten took over the first meeting between the two newest members of the Big 12, scoring 12 of his 15 points in the second half and all nine of the Mountaineers points over the final 4:07 of the game to give the visitors the come-from-behind win.
Eron Harris led four players in double figures with a game-high 22 points.
Devin Williams chipped in 12 points and Terry Henderson added 10.
TCU was led by Amric Field’s 22 points. Brandon Parrish added 18 and Kyan Anderson finished with 12.
All six are expected to be in the lineup today, although Henderson, who has scored in double figures in 15 of his last 19 games, has missed the last two games for the Mountaineers.
TCU, which is still in search of its first conference win of the season, will go with a probable starting lineup that includes Anderson (16.9 ppg) and Parrish (8.7) at the guards, freshman Karviar Shepherd (8.7) at center with the forwards being Hudson Price (2.0) and Jarvis Ray (8.6). But, look for the 6-foot-9 Fields (13.1) to see plenty of playing time.
West Virginia will counter with Staten (18.1 ppg) and Harris (18.0) at the guards, with Williams (8.1), Remi Debo (7.8) and Nathan Adrian (5.5) rounding out the starting lineup if Henderson (12.1) is unable to go.
Also look for juniors Gary Browne (6.0) and Kevin Noreen (2.0), sophomore Tyrone Hughes and freshman Brandon Watkins to see time. TCU is 3-7 on the road this season and have dropped its last 15 games while WVU’s Bob Huggins is 6-0 all-time against the Horned Frogs.
West Virginia will close out the Big 12 regular season with games at Oklahoma (March 5) and at home against No. 5 Kansas (March 8).