The No. 9 seed Auburn Tigers (21-12) enter play in their second round NCAA Tournament matchup against the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (32-3) on Saturday at 7:10 PM. The winner will advance to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region bracket.

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Houston vs. Auburn Game Info

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Houston Stats Insights

  • This season, the Cougars have a 46.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 5.5% higher than the 40.7% of shots the Tigers' opponents have made.
  • Houston is 26-0 when it shoots better than 40.7% from the field.
  • The Tigers are the 107th-ranked rebounding team in the country, while the Cougars sit at 13th.
  • The Cougars score 7.4 more points per game (74.7) than the Tigers allow (67.3).
  • Houston has a 25-0 record when putting up more than 67.3 points.

Houston Home & Away Comparison

  • Houston is posting 77.3 points per game this year at home, which is 1.7 more points than it is averaging on the road (75.6).
  • In 2022-23, the Cougars are giving up 54.4 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are allowing 60.9.
  • Houston is averaging 7.9 treys per game with a 34% shooting percentage from three-point land when playing at home, 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
3/11/2023 Cincinnati W 69-48 Dickies Arena
3/12/2023 Memphis L 75-65 Dickies Arena
3/16/2023 Northern Kentucky W 63-52 Legacy Arena at BJCC
3/18/2023 Auburn - Legacy Arena at BJCC