Both UNLV and TCU are coming off of heartbreaking losses, as UNLV lost at the buzzer to San Diego State and TCU fell in double overtime in Fort Collins. UNLV struggled offensively in their loss at Viejas Arena, as the only player to score double digits was Anthony Marshall with 26, but TCU played very well offensively. Three players scored in double digits and three starters had 9 points each. Overall, TCU played very well on the offensive end.
In order for them to compete with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels in this game, they are going to have to recreate that kind of performance. If Saturday was any indication, the TCU defense won't do well against the UNLV high-octane offense, so the Horned Frogs are going to need to play well offensively to have any chance.
They also are going to need to follow the blueprint created by San Diego State as to how to slow down the UNLV offense. San Diego State was able to limit UNLV's transition opportunities by holding their turnovers to a minimum and not allowing many long rebounds. UNLV's offense certainly isn't built for a half-court setting, so TCU's best bet would be to slow the game down as much as possible and try to keep the Runnin' Rebels from getting out in transition.