The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (31-3) will look to beat the No. 16 seed Northern Kentucky Norse (22-12) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Legacy Arena at BJCC. This matchup tips off at 9:20 PM.

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Houston vs. Northern Kentucky Game Info

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Houston Stats Insights

  • The Cougars are shooting 46.2% from the field this season, 2.5 percentage points higher than the 43.7% the Norse allow to opponents.
  • Houston has a 24-0 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 43.7% from the field.
  • The Norse are the 263rd-ranked rebounding team in the country, while the Cougars sit at 12th.
  • The 75 points per game the Cougars put up are 11.4 more points than the Norse allow (63.6).
  • Houston has a 27-1 record when putting up more than 63.6 points.

Houston Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, Houston is posting 1.7 more points per game (77.3) than it is in away games (75.6).
  • The Cougars give up 54.4 points per game when playing at home this season, compared to 60.9 when playing on the road.
  • Houston is averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game with a 34% shooting percentage from beyond the arc in home games, which is 0.9 fewer threes and 5.299999999999997% points worse than it is averaging in away games (8.8, 39.3%).

Houston Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/10/2023 East Carolina W 60-46 Dickies Arena
3/11/2023 Cincinnati W 69-48 Dickies Arena
3/12/2023 Memphis L 75-65 Dickies Arena
3/16/2023 Northern Kentucky - Legacy Arena at BJCC