Houston meets Tulane on Saturday. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST. The Cougars fell to the Green Wave 88-85 on Feb. 9 and are 3-4 against them over the last four years.
This game will separate Tulane and Houston, who currently share eigth place in the Conference USA.
The 20 points and six rebounds by Joseph Young helped the Cougars to an 84-62 cakewalk over Rice on Mar. 6. He leads the team with 18.0 points per game. In an 88-85 blowout of East Carolina on Mar. 6, Josh Davis put up 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Green Wave. He leads the team in points with 17.4 per game, rebounds with 10.4 per game, and blocks with 1.0 per game. Tulane can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.7 and free throw rate at 44.9.
StatSmack! Houston is better than Tulane
Houston has more wins over the last 5 years than Tulane (108 vs. 85).
TaShawn Thomas is ranked 7th in Conference USA in points, 29th nationally in rebounds, and 5th in Conference USA in blocks.
Since 1998, Houston has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Tulane (three vs. zero).
Houston has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (55.6 percent to 45.2 percent).