Kansas State vs TCU Basketball Picks 2-17-24


The TCU Horned Frogs and the Kansas State Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Who comes out on top in this Big 12 matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our TCU vs. Kansas State Prediction.

TCU Team Preview

The TCU Horned Frogs come into this one looking to build on an 81-65 win over West Virginia last time out. Emanuel Miller leads the Horned Frogs in scoring and rebounding with 16.4 PPG and 5.8 RPG along with 2.9 APG and Jameer Nelson Jr. has 10.9 PPG with 2.9 APG. Micah Peavy has 11 PPG with 4.9 RPG and 2.9 APG and Trevian Tennyson has 10 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for TCU up to this point in the season. Avery Anderson III also has 8.6 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Horned Frogs in the assist department and JaKobe Coles has 9.9 PPG with 4 RPG so far this year. As a team, TCU is averaging 81.8 PPG on 48.6% shooting from the field, 35.5% from three and 71.8% from the foul line this season.

Kansas State Team Preview

The Kansas State Wildcats will be out to rebound from a 72-66 loss to BYU last time out. Cam Carter leads the Wildcats in scoring with 15.9 PPG along with 5 RPG, 2.8 APG and 1.6 SPG while Arthur Kaluma has 14.5 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG as well. Tylor Perry also has 14.8 PPG along with 3 RPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Wildcats in assists and to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas State so far this season. David N’Guessan also has 6.8 RPG as well on the glass this season. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 71.9 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 31% from three and 72.7% from the foul line this season.

TCU vs. Kansas State Prediction

I’m on the Wildcats here. TCU is a solid team, but the Wildcats are really in must-win mode right now after taking so many frustrating losses in conference play up to this point. TCU’s earned their respect for how hard they’ve battled away from home, but Kansas State’s got some of the best defensive numbers in the conference from a shooting defense perspective and I think that defense carries them through to a win and cover in this one.

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