The Horned Frogs will begin their Big 12 schedule with a game against Oklahoma at the Schollmaeir today at 1 p.m.
“I remember Steph Curry when he was a freshman, and he wasn’t doing it to this level,” Dixon said. “They were two different players. This kid was a top-20 guy in the country in high school. I picked Oklahoma as being the team making the biggest jump this year. I knew he was the piece they were missing. I can’t say I predicted 28 and 10, but I knew he was going to be a big part of their jump.”
TCU’s Kenrich Williams sat out against William and Mary with a bone bruise. Now, 8 days later, the Frogs are hoping to have his help against a talented Oklahoma team.
TCU leading scorer and rebounder Kenrich Williams is on track to play Saturday after discomfort in his knee caused him to miss the Horned Frogs’ win over William & Mary on Dec. 22. Williams said he felt pain in his knee during a shootaround before the game, and a subsequent MRI and an examination revealed a bone bruise.
“We were just being cautious with it,” Dixon said. “He hadn’t had any problems with it at all, then all of a sudden, it was stiff the day before the game and pain on the day of.”
The matchup between TCU and Oklahoma is one to watch in a list of big conference games happening this weekend around the country. Also, Baylor lost to Tech last night 77-53. So that’s neat.
“NO. 12 OKLAHOMA AT NO. 10 TCU
Saturday, 2 p.m. ET
I’m not sure if anyone expected Oklahoma-TCU to be a headline-grabbing matchup at the start of the Big 12 season, but that’s exactly what it is. Trae Young has the Oklahoma offense playing at an exceptional level, ranking 14th in points per 100 possessions on the fifth-fastest pace in the country. That’s an incredible combination of efficiency and explosiveness that is nearly impossible to contain. The Horned Frogs are one of the few teams in the conference equipped to go basket-for-basket with the Sooners, making this the most anticipated game of the weekend.
(Sports Illustrated Prediction) TCU 88, Oklahoma 87”
TCU has a plethora of returning talent, as well as a strong and talented group of quarterbacks eager to fight for the starting job next season.
“(Justin Rogers’) skill set is probably similar to the guys we’ve had,” co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie said. “He’s a good passer. Throws the ball well. Vertically, he throws the ball really, really well. Shawn throws it down the field really well. Mike Collins, the kid we have now, throws it down the field well. We’ll have to roll the ball out there and see who takes it.”