Mar 9, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; TCU Horned Frogs guard Desmond Bane (1) is congratulated by guard Brandon Parrish (11) after making the game-winning free throws in the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. TCU won 85-82. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 Preview: TCU at Kansas

For the 2nd matchup of the season, unranked TCU(4-6), 7th in the Big 12, looks to redeem their loss when they head to the Allen Fieldhouse Arena to take on No.10 Kansas Jayhawks, who sit second in the conference.

TCU Gameplan

They’re coming off a tough loss to the number one team in the Big 12, Texas Tech, 83-71.

TCU is lead by head coach Jamie Dixon, who has only been coaching at the program for a year. Although he’s only been there a short time, Dixon is very familiar with the program.

During his college years he played at TCU for Jim Killingsworth, leading them to a Southwest Conference title. Also, he was inducted to TCU Athletic Hall of Fame.

In the last meeting, Dixon and his team were not able to hold off the Jayhawks, losing 88-84 at home. As they take this road trip they have a lot to endure, hoping to upset the Jayhawks in tonight’s game at their house. The Horned Frogs are lead on the court by their two leading scores, Vladimir Brodziansky (15.2 ppg) and Kenrich Williams (14.3 ppg) who have to play a big role in hopes of an upset. To win this game TCU has a lot of ground to cover being that they are able to score, they just lack a lot on the defensive end.

Jayhawks Game Plan

Coming into this game, the Jayhawks have a comfortable one-up on TCU being that they beat them at their home. The Jayhawks lead the series against TCU 14-2 . In the last match-up, Kansas had three double-figure scorers in Devonte Graham, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, and Udoka Azubuike. The key to the success of this team win is to feed the paint and get the ball moving. Kansas has a very unique center that he’s one their top scorers, Azubuike,  who’s averaging 13.8 ppg. This team is a good run-and-gun team, and are also able to spread the floor and get it to their guards, Graham and Mykhailiuk, who are both leading scores on the team averaging 17 ppg.

Tune in tonight tip-off for the game is on ESPN2 at 9pm.

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