9:05 pm
January 25

Texas @ TCU

Who will WIN this matchup?

Texas Longhorns (14-5)

@ TCU Horned Frogs (13-3)


Current odds:

Texas Longhorns: (-145)

TCU Horned Frogs: (+125)


The spread for the game is Texas by 2.5 points.

There are no easy games in Big 12 Conference gauntlet, so it would be tough to consider TCU an underdog to Texas, a team that had been in the AP rankings all season until Monday, when the rivals square off on Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas. If anything, the Horned Frogs could be considered the team with the most momentum, especially after they defeated No. 15 Iowa State 59-44 on the road on Saturday. It was just the Horned Frogs’ third ever road victory over a ranked team and over the highest ranked team in program history.

TCU bounced back from a loss at Oklahoma State that went down to the final shot, using superior defense and a career-best 23 points from Damion Baugh to upset the Cyclones who — a week earlier — handled then-No.17 Texas. TCU (13-3, 3-2 in Big 12 play) held Iowa State to 30.9 percent shooting that included a 3 for 26 showing from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Cyclones 39-28 in one of the nation’s toughest places to play. Iowa State’s 44 points were its fewest in the 51-year history of Hilton Coliseum.

Texas (14-5, 4-3 in Big 12 play) righted its ship a bit after losses on the road to Iowa State on Jan. 15 and at home to Kansas State last Tuesday with a 56-51 home victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 14 points, with Tre Mitchell adding 12, Timmy Allen scoring 11 and Courtney Ramey hitting for 10 points in the win.

Texas’ starters opened Saturday’s game at the Erwin Center with a bucket on the Longhorns’ first five possessions against Oklahoma State. The Longhorns ended up with just five points from their bench in the game. Defense and free throw-shooting proved to be the difference for the Longhorns against Oklahoma State. Texas limited the Cowboys to 37.5 percent shooting from the floor and allowed just two baskets from 3-point range.

StreakSmarter Pick
TCU Horned Frogs