Houston @ Villanova
Regular Season Records: Houston 32-5; Villanova 29-7
What to Know
The #15 Houston Cougars and the #6 Villanova Wildcats are set to clash at 6:09 p.m. ET March 26 at AT&T Center in the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Cougars strolled past the Arizona Wildcats with points to spare on Thursday, taking the matchup 72-60. Houston’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Jamal Shead, who had 21 points and six assists, and guard Kyler Edwards, who shot 5-for-9 from downtown and finished with 19 points and five rebounds.
Meanwhile, Villanova earned some more postseason success in their game on Thursday. They came out on top against the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 63-55. Forward Jermaine Samuels was the offensive standout of the contest for Villanova, picking up 22 points in addition to seven boards.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Houston is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a six-game streak of ATS wins.
A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Houston have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.40%, which places them first in college basketball. As for Villanova, they enter the game with only 62.7 points allowed per game on average, good for 23rd best in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6:09 p.m. ET
- Where: AT&T Center — San Antonio, Texas
- TV: TBS
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a 3-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 2-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Injury Report for Villanova
- Jordan Longino: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Houston
- Marcus Sasser: Out for the Season (Toe)
- Tramon Mark: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
- Kiyron Powell: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)