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February 6, 2013

A Closer Look At TCU

Led by Kyan Anderson, TCU, in search of its first Big 12 victory, plays host to Kansas on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. (central).

TCU: The Facts

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, with an enrollment of 9,518, TCU is 9-12 on the season and 0-8 in its first season of Big 12 competition in men's basketball. The Horned Frogs are coached by Trent Johnson who is 9-12 in his first season at TCU and 235-197 in his 14th season overall. TCU is 7-6 at home this season and has a -4.4 scoring margin (54.1 to 58.5). TCU ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring defense, allowing 58.5 points per game.

Sophomore guard Kyan Anderson leads TCU in scoring with 11.2 points per game. He is also the team leader with 28 three-pointers, 70 assists and 32 steals. Senior forward Garlon Green is next in scoring at 10.2 points per game and is second on the team with 16 three-pointers made. Senior forward Adrick McKinney is the TCU leader in rebounds with 6.9 per contest, which ranks ninth in the Big 12.

McKinney scores 8.5 points per outing in 2012-13. Nate Butler Lind is a starter who scores 4.6 points per game and is second on the team with 33 assists and 19 steals. Senior forward Connell Crossland started the last game at Texas, a 60-43 loss in Austin. He is second on the team with a 5.3 rebound average. Sophomore forward Devonta Abron has 12 starts for the Horned Frogs this season and averages 6.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Freshman guard Charles Hill Jr., rounds out the TCU regulars. He's started five conference games and scores 3.5 points per contest.

Kansas vs. TCU: The Series

Though this is the first conference meeting between Kansas and TCU, the men's basketball series between the two schools dates back to 1952 when the Jayhawks defeated the Horned Frogs 68-64 on March 21 in the NCAA Midwest Regional at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas is 4-0 against TCU with two games on neutral floors: the 1952 contest and a KU 94-78 win vs. TCU on Dec. 20, 1997, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

KU swept a home-and-home series with TCU in 2003 and 2004 with an 85-66 win in Fort Worth on Dec. 1, 2003, and a 93-74 victory on Dec. 9, 2004, in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas head coach Bill Self is 8-3 all-time against TCU, including 2-0 while at Kansas. TCU head coach Trent Johnson is 1-0 against Kansas. In Self's first season at Kansas, Johnson's Stanford team defeated KU 64-58 on Dec. 6, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif., in the Wooden Classic.

A closer look at the Texas Christian Horned Frogs

#0 Charles Hill Jr.: 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard (Fr.)

#1 Jarvis Ray: 6-foot-6, 195-pound guard (Jr.)

#2 Connell Crossland: 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward (Sr.)

#3 Clyde Smith: 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard (Fr.)

#4 Amric Fields: 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward (Jr.)

#5 Kyan Anderson: 5-foot-11, 175-pound guard (So.)

#10 Kemal Dincer: 6-foot-3, 187-pound guard (Fr.)

#11 Thomas Montigel: 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard (Jr.)

#21 Nate Butler: 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard (Sr.)

#23 Devonta Abron: 6-foot-8, 255-pound forward (So.)

#24 Adrick McKinney: 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward (Sr.)

#25 Chris Zurcher: 6-foot-0, 165-pound guard (So.)

#31 Christian Gore: 6-foot-2, 175-pound guard (So.)

#33 Garlon Green: 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward (Sr.)

#44 Aaron Durley: 6-foot-10, 270-pound center (Fr.)
West Virginia Season Statistics

Record: 9-12

Home Record: 7-6

Away Record: 1-5

Neutral Record: 1-1

Big 12 Conference Record: 0-8

National Ranking: NR

Wins: Cal Poly, Centenary College, Prairie View A&M, Navy, UAB (South Padre Island, Texas), Southern Utah, Southern, Rice, Mississippi Valley State

Losses: SMU, Northwestern (South Padre Island, Texas), Houston, @ Tulsa, Texas Tech, @ Oklahoma State, @ Baylor, Kansas State, Iowa State, @ West Virginia, Baylor, @ Texas

Upcoming games: Kansas, West Virginia, @ Oklahoma, @ Iowa State, Texas, @ Kansas, Oklahoma State, @ Texas Tech, @ Kansas State, Oklahoma

Scoring Leaders:

Kyan Anderson: 11.2 (35)

Garlon Green: 10.2 (31)

Adrick McKinney: 8.5 (18)

Amric Fields: 7.3 (16)


Rebounding Leaders:

Adrick McKinney: 6.9 (20)

Connell Crossland: 5.3 (12)

Devonta Abron: 5.1 (12)

Garlon Green: 4.2 (10)

Assist Leaders:

Kyan Anderson: 3.3 (8)

Nate Butler: 1.7 (4)

Garlon Green: 1.2 (4)


Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:

Devonta Abron: 50-of-94 (53.2%)
Connell Crossland: 52-of-102 (51.0%)

Adrick McKinney: 64-of-132 (48.5%)

Kyan Anderson: 81-of-200 (40.5%)

Garlon Green: 78-of-198 (39.4%)

Nate Butler: 34-of-95 (35.8%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

Garlon Green: 16-of-39 (41.0%)

Kyan Anderson: 28-of-82 (34.1%)

Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

Garlon Green: 43-of-56 (76.8%)

Kyan Anderson: 45-of-62 (72.6%)

Adrick McKinney: 50-of-93 (53.8%)

Devonta Abron: 35-of-69 (50.7%)


TCU: A Look At The Numbers:

Scoring: 1,136 (54.1 PPG)

Scoring Margin: -4.4

Field Goal %: 41 (419-of-1,025)

3-Point FG %: 31 (62-of-201)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 3.0

Free-throw %: 59 (236-of-399)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 11.2

Rebounds: 677 (32.1 per game)

Rebound Margin: -1.1

Assists: 206 (9.8 per game)

Turnovers: 289 (13.8 per game)

Turnover Margin: +0.0

Steals: 118 (5.6 per game)

Blocks: 66 (3.1 per game)


Opponent Averages :

Scoring: 1,228 (58.5 PPG)

Field Goal %: 42 (455-of-1,076)

3-Point FG %: 33 (97-of-293)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 4.6

Free-throw %: 65 (221-of-342)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 10.5

Rebounds: 701 (33.4 per game)

Assists: 251 (12.0 per game)

Turnovers: 288 (13.7 per game)

Steals: 117 (5.6 per game)

Blocks: 67 (3.2 per game)


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