Since the departure of forward Oscar Tshieb, West Virginia has upped things at an average of 80.7 points per game. The Mountaineers will continue to commit their offense against a struggling TCU bunch on Tuesday in Fort Worth.
In 11 games without Tshiebwe, who moved to Kentucky, 10 have been total. West Virginia has scored at least 69 points in every game, while scoring at least 70 points 10 times. Climbers make up 42.7 percent of them in this period
3-point shots, and they are rebounding 33.6 percent of their missed shots for the season, ranking 17th in the nation.
TCU achieved the rank of 193 on a per possession basis but scored at least 79 points in three of the last five matches. Their opponents typically enjoy plenty of tidy possessions as the Horned Frogs force in the Big 12 play is the lowest in the conference with 10 turnovers per game.
Both teams must also score on the free-throw line as 25 free throws per game have been attempted in conference games since January 1 in West Virginia, and four of TCU’s top five scorers have missed their free throws. Making up a low 73 percent share.
West Virginia has seen its ranking in point-at-possession allowed on defense fall outside of the top 150 this season, and the TCU ranking is 226th in the category, with West Virginia calling itself another offensive on Tuesday Found at Slugfest.
drama: West Virginia-TCU total, over 147.5.