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Oklahoma at Texas Christian
When: 4:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 6, 2020
Where: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas

After TCU stumbled down the stretch last year, dropping 11 of its final 14 games, Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon decided his offense needed a bit of a change.

TCU led the Big 12 in made 3-pointers and nearly led the league in percentage from behind the arc as well, but Dixon felt like his team got too reliant on 3-pointers last season.

"I don't want to become too dependent on the three," Dixon said. "I think we were a little bit too much of that last year and I think right now we're at that point, too."

Going into Sunday's conference opener, at home against Oklahoma (1-0) in Fort Worth, Texas, the Horned Frogs are 4-0 but Dixon hasn't been thrilled about the way his offense has looked early.

TCU is shooting 30.9 percent from behind the arc through its first four games, taking an average of 23.5 shots from distance.

While TCU has had a few games to work through issues before starting Big 12 play, the Sooners barely got their season underway before its first league game.

Oklahoma has played just one game, beating Texas-San Antonio, 105-66, on Thursday night in a game that was pushed back eight days due to COVID-19 issues within the Sooners' program. Oklahoma wound up with their first three games being wiped out, before adding the game against the Roadrunners back to the schedule.

"Having a conference game early is different, but again, it's a COVID year and we'll line up and do what we need to do," Sooners coach Lon Kruger said.

The Sooners have won six consecutive games over the Horned Frogs, with no players on the Oklahoma roster having experienced a loss to TCU during their time at Oklahoma.

The last time they met, in the last game of the regular season last year, the Sooners pulled off the biggest road comeback in Big 12 history. Oklahoma trailed by 20 at the break before coming back to win 78-76 thanks to 25 second-half points from Austin Reaves, who hit the game-winning shot with less than a second remaining.

While Brady Manek was the focus of the opener, hitting eight 3-pointers and finishing with 29 points, Reaves was solid with eight points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and just one turnover.

--Field Level Media

Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Oklahoma 1-0 W1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0
Texas Christian 4-0 W4 2-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 0-0
Last Meeting
Oklahoma Texas Christian
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/7/20 OKLA 78 TCU 76 78 35 41.7 76 34 45.2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oklahoma A. Reaves 41 52.2 15
Texas Christian D. Bane 24 55.6 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oklahoma K. Doolittle 11 4 7
Texas Christian J. Grayer 7 3 4
Assists Player  
Oklahoma A. Reaves 6
Texas Christian R. Nembhard 7
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oklahoma B. Manek 29 60.0 3
Texas Christian R. Nembhard 45 36.8 15
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oklahoma A. Reaves 8 1 7
Texas Christian K. Samuel 48 13 35
Assists Player  
Oklahoma T. Phipps 5
Texas Christian F. Farabello 14
Quickchart Matchup
blue bar Oklahoma Off vs  red bar Texas Christian Defense
blue bar 105.0 Points For
red bar 57.5 Points Against
blue bar 50.0 FG%
red bar 39.6 FG%
blue bar 37.0 Reb
red bar 30.3 Reb
red bar Texas Christian Off vs  blue bar Oklahoma Defense
red bar 67.3 Points For
blue bar 66.0 Points Against
red bar 42.6 FG%
blue bar 34.3 FG%
red bar 38.0 Reb
blue bar 37.0 Reb