Houston Cougars (20-2, 8-1 AAC) vs. Wichita State Shockers (11-10, 4-5 AAC)
Wichita, Kansas; Thursday, 9:00 PM EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wichita State -12.5; above/below is 131
BOTTOM LINE: Wichita State faces the No. 1 Houston Cougars. 3 after Craig Porter Jr. scored 20 points in Wichita State’s 85-72 win over the East Carolina Pirates.
The Shockers went 6-6 in home games. Wichita State is 2-0 in single possession games.
The Cougars went 8-1 against opponents the AAC. Houston ranks fifth in the AAC with 24.3 defensive rebounds per game led by J’wan Roberts with a 4.5 average.
The Shockers and the Cougars meet on Thursday for the first time in conference play this season.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Jaykwon Walton is averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds for the Shockers. Porter is averaging 11.4 points, six rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.8 blocks in his last 10 games for Wichita State.
Marcus Sasser is averaging 16.2 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals for the Cougars. Jamal Shead is averaging 1.4 3-pointers in his last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Shockers: 5-5, averaging 70.7 points, 31.6 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 71.6 points per game.
Cougars: 9-1, averaging 77.7 points, 35.2 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.5 blocks per game on 47.8% shooting from the field. Their opponents are averaging 60.4 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.