Big 12 Basketball: No. 9 Texas at No. 23 TCU preview and predictions

No. 9 Texas travels to No. 23 TCU on Wednesday for a Big 12 matchup with massive implications. The Longhorns can clinch a share of the regular season conference title with a 2-0 finish to the year.

Texas is eyeing a sweep of TCU after an 18-point comeback victory against the Frogs on Jan. 11. Texas has dominated the series in recent years, winning eight of the last nine matchups between the two.

Getting off to a good start is going to be key for Texas this time around. The Longhorns do not want an early deficit to let a rowdy TCU crowd impact the game.

Texas’ frontcourt saw success in the first round against the Frogs. Timmy Allen and Dylan Disu each scored over 15 points in the win and will look to replicate that success again.

TCU is getting healthy at the right time as we approach the NCAA Tournament. All-conference guard Mike Miles is back in the lineup after dealing with an injury midseason, he picked up a double-double in TCU’s win over Texas Tech on the weekend.

Key players: Texas

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  • G Marcus Carr

  • F Timmy Allen

  • F Dylan Disu

Key players: TCU

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  • G Mike Miles Jr.

  • F Emaunal Miller

  • G Damion Baugh


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Predicted winner: TCU

Win probability: 51.8%

Over/Under: 143.5

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire