How to watch Texas basketball vs. TCU: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

The next test on the docket for Texas basketball is a difficult matchup on the road in Fort Worth on Feb. 3 against a rolling No. 25 ranked TCU squad.

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The fifth of six consecutive ranked matchups lies on tap for head coach Rodney Terry and Texas basketball (14-7, 3-5 Big 12) on the road on Feb. 3 against head coach Jamie Dixon and the No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs (16-5, 5-3 Big 12).

Terry and the Longhorns have gone 2-2 in this gauntlet stretch of ranked opponents in the Big 12 so far. But Texas has dropped its last two competitions, including a tough 76-72 overtime defeat at home at the hands of the No. 4 Houston Cougars in its last game on Jan. 29.

TCU is trending in the opposite direction as the Longhorns right now. The Horned Frogs have won three straight, including two in a row against ranked opponents.

And the games that TCU has dropped in the Big 12 this season have come by very narrow margins. Of TCU's two regulation losses in conference play, they were by a combined three points against two ranked opponents. TCU's other loss in the Big 12 was in overtime on the road against a quality Cincinnati Bearcats squad.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas travels to face No. 25 TCU at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth on Feb. 3.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. TCU

TV: ESPN2

Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 83

Game time: 1 p.m. CT

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Rich Hollenberg and King McClure will call the game between Texas and TCU on Feb. 3 on ESPN2.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran have the call on the radio broadcast on IMG Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 77-49 in the all-time series against TCU. While the last couple of years of this matchup on the hardwood has been pretty even, Texas has controlled the series in the last half-decade. The Longhorns have won nine of the last 11 meetings against the Horned Frogs.

Texas won the last meeting against TCU, 66-60, on March 10 in the Big 12 Tournament.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. TCU

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (11.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.2 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.3 APG)
  • W: Ithiel Horton, Senior (7.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.1 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (10.9 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.7 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (15.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.3 APG)

TCU projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Avery Anderson, Senior (8,9 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 3.7 APG)
  • G: Trey Tennyson, Senior (10.1 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.8 APG)
  • W: Micah Peavy, Senior (11.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.8 APG)
  • F: Emanuel Miller, Senior (16.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.0 APG)
  • C: Ernest Udeh, Sophomore (4.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 0.4 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. TCU

Redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick and junior guard Tyrese Hunter both dealt with lingering injury issues in the loss to Houston on Jan. 29. But neither is expected to miss the TCU game in Fort Worth on Feb. 3.

Betting odds for Texas basketball vs. TCU

Texas is a 4.5-point underdog against TCU on Feb. 3, and the Horned Frogs are favored in the money line (-200) over the Longhorns (+164), per FanDuel. The over/under is 149.5 points.

TCU is the No. 22 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas ranks 35th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 33 percent chance of beating TCU and projects the final score of this game to be 79-74 in favor of the Horned Frogs.

Expect a high-scoring affair between the Longhorns and Horned Frogs in Fort Worth this weekend. TCU plays at the fastest pace and scores the most points per game (80.3) in the Big 12 in conference play.

While it's not on the same level as TCU, Texas has also played in some high scoring games in the Big 12 this season. Texas ranks in the top half of the Big 12 in points per game (72.4) in conference play and 10th in points allowed (74.6).

Two of the biggest factors that have led to TCU's offensive explosion in Big 12 play are transition scoring and three-point shooting. TCU ranks second in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage (39.2) in conference play and leads in fastbreak scoring (14.1 points per game in transition).

Another potential problematic part of the Longhorns' matchup against the Horned Frogs is the battle on the glass. TCU has a lot of length and athleticism in its frontcourt that allows them to command the tone on the glass. The Horned Frogs rank 33rd in the nation in rebounding percentage this season, while the Longhorns rank 146th.

We all know the Longhorns struggles on the glass in conference play this season. Texas has the fourth-worst rebounding differential in conference play. The struggles bringing down defensive rebounds has cost the Longhorns in losses to the UCF Knights, Houston, and BYU Cougars in the Big 12 this season.

Final score prediction: TCU-86, Texas-78

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