Wichita State @ Houston
Current Records: Wichita State 9-4; Houston 13-2
What to Know
The Wichita State Shockers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. Wichita State and the #12 Houston Cougars will face off in an American Athletic battle at noon ET on Saturday at Fertitta Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Cougars winning the first 70-63 at home and Wichita State taking the second 68-63.
The contest between the Shockers and the Memphis Tigers on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Wichita State falling 82-64 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. The top scorers for Wichita State were guard Tyson Etienne (17 points) and guard Dexter Dennis (16 points).
Meanwhile, Houston didn’t have too much trouble with the South Florida Bulls on the road on Wednesday as they won 83-66. Houston can attribute much of their success to forward Josh Carlton, who posted a double-double on 30 points and 11 rebounds.
Wichita State is now 9-4 while Houston sits at 13-2. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Wichita State has only been able to knock down 40.20% percent of their shots, which is the 26th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Houston’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.20%, which places them ninth in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Fertitta Center — Houston, Texas
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
Houston have won six out of their last eight games against Wichita State.
- Feb 18, 2021 – Wichita State 68 vs. Houston 63
- Jan 06, 2021 – Houston 70 vs. Wichita State 63
- Feb 09, 2020 – Houston 76 vs. Wichita State 43
- Jan 18, 2020 – Houston 65 vs. Wichita State 54
- Jan 12, 2019 – Houston 79 vs. Wichita State 70
- Mar 10, 2018 – Houston 77 vs. Wichita State 74
- Jan 20, 2018 – Houston 73 vs. Wichita State 59
- Jan 04, 2018 – Wichita State 81 vs. Houston 63