B10 Nebraska Maryland Basketball

The Nebraska bench reacts to a three-pointer by Glynn Watson (5) during the second half against Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament on March 14 in Chicago. Nebraska won 69-61.

TCU (21-13)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Alex Robinson; 6-1; Sr.; 12.7; 3.7

G Desmond Bane; 6-5; Jr.; 15.2; 5.6

F Kouat Noi; 6-7; So.; 13.8; 4.9

F JD Miller; 6-8; Sr.; 10.8; 6.6

C Kevin Samuel; 6-11; RFr.; 7.6; 6.9

Nebraska (19-16)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 13.5; 4.0

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 19.7; 4.2

G Thorir Thorbjarnarson; 6-6; So.; 1.8; 2.1

F Tanner Borchardt; 6-8; Sr.; 2.9; 4.4

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 12.1; 7.1

Time, TV and radio: 8:30 p.m., ESPNU (370), 1400.

Scouting: Alex Robinson is TCU's version of Glynn Watson. Both are 6-foot-1 seniors, and both have their names in their school's record books. Robinson is TCU's all-time assist leader, and his 743 career assists rank No. 2 nationally among active players. He had 11 helpers against Sam Houston State and ranks sixth nationally with 7.1 assists per game.

Trending: TCU has gone 9-12 after a 12-1 start. Last season, the Horned Frogs started 12-0 before finishing 9-12. Two years ago, an 11-1 start was followed by an 8-14 finish to the regular season before TCU won the NIT. The Horned Frogs have had trouble when picking on teams their own size after nonconference play.

Forecasting: On paper, these are evenly matched teams. Nebraska is 48th in the NET while TCU is 52nd. The Huskers are 43rd in KenPom while TCU is 49th. TCU's strength of schedule is 45th while Nebraska's is 47th. Both spent time in the top 25 early in the season before late-season slides sent them tumbling. Both have fewer than 10 scholarship players available. Could be another tight one.

— Chris Basnett

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.


Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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