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Game Preview: TCU vs. West Virginia

Amric Fields and the Horned Frogs look to start off the conference season 1-0 with a win over West Virginia.

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Time: 3:00 p.m. Central time

TV: Big 12 Network/KTXA 21

Series Record: WVU leads all-time series 2-0

Line: WVU -5

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Quick Hits

- TCU went an abysmal 2-16 last year in the Big 12, and if they want to improve on that this season, WVU is a game they must win.

- Look for Amric Fields to show up big in his first every Big 12 game. West Virginia struggles with opposing bigs, so Fields and Karviar Shepherd need to take advantage down low.

- West Virginia loves to shoot the three pointer, and they're hitting it at a 40% clip. However, they tend to get lazy in transition and a missed three often leads to fast break points for the opposition. Let's see if Kyan Anderson and Michael Williams can lead the fast break well enough to run WVU off the three point line.

- TCU has already seen one former Mountaineer this season, Aaric Murray, who now plays for Texas Southern. Last season Murray averaged 7.5 points in the two games against the Frogs.

- West Virginia had one of the toughest OOC schedules to start the year, playing games against Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Missouri and Purdue (all of those teams except West Virginia have at least 10 wins to being the season).

- TCU comes into the contest 6-1 at home, while West Virginia is 2-2 on the road.