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TCU has gotten off to a strong start under head coach Dixon as this group stands 8-0 overall heading into this tough matchup on the road against SMU. A lot of people still aren’t buying into TCU as the Horned Frogs haven’t gone against the toughest schedule thus far, but TCU has picked up some decent wins against teams like Illinois State and Washington. In their last outing TCU dominated against a decent Arkansas State squad picking up the win by a final of 77-54. The Horned Frogs currently rank 51st in the nation in scoring and 62nd in total defense. The offense has been spreading the ball around with 6 guys averaging at least 9 points per game.
The SMU Mustangs haven’t gotten off to their ideal start to the year standing 6-3 overall, but this is a great chance for the Mustangs to pick up an RPI building win at home. SMU has picked up back to back wins at home against manageable foes Cal Baker and Delaware State, after falling in their prior outings against USC and Boise State on the road. SMU is without head coach Larry Brown going forward, but defense is still a high priority for this group ranking 33rd in the nation in points allowed. On the offensive end it’s been Semi Ojeleye who’s averaging 17.2 points per game.
This is shaping up to be a great measuring stick game between these in-state foes, especially for TCU who’s trying to prove their undefeated record as being legit. SMU has a tremendous home court advantage and we like for the Mustangs to build off their home crowd as they go on to win and cover the spread.
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