Where: Fertitta Center
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 pm ET
We have an American Athletic Conference (AAC) match up to consider for Wednesday evening when Tulsa Golden Hurricane meets the twenty-second ranked Houston Cougars for an evening of AAC college basketball. Tulsa enters this game riding a two-game winning streak and the Cougars suffered an overtime road loss to SMU in their latest contest.
Tulsa Road Win Over South FloridaTulsa is 17-8 overall with a 9-3 record in conference play this season. The Golden Hurricane has won three of its last five games and Wednesday marks game two of a two-game road trip. Tulsa is 5-5 this season on the road and is in second place in the AAC standings and a half a game behind conference co-leader Hoston and Cincinnati. Tulsa doesn’t play Houston or Cincinnati again this season, making this a HUGE game for the Golden Hurricane.
Golden Hurricane Faces the Cougars in Houston Wednesday https://t.co/BaU38mpUio— Tulsa Basketball (@TUMBasketball) February 18, 2020
The Golden Hurricane score an average of 69.4 points while allowing 63.8 points per game. Tulsa is shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 31.7 percent from downtown and 71.5 percent from the charity stripe this season.
Tulsa has three players scoring in double figures and is led by junior guard Brandon Rachal. The junior guard is scoring 13.5 points with a team-leading 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Rachal is shooting 22.2 percent from long range and scored 18 points with six rebounds in the Golden Hurricane road win over South Florida.
Houston Road Loss to SMUHouston is 10-3 in conference play with an overall record of 20-6 this season. The Cougars are 11-2 this season at home and have won three of its last five games. Wednesday marks a one-game homestand and the Cougars are tied for first with Cincinnati. This is a big game for Houston as a loss would leave them in second place in the conference and that isn’t where the Cougars want to be heading into the conference tournament.
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The Cougars score an average of 73.2 points per game and allow 62.8 points per game this season. Houston makes 43.3 percent of its field goal attempts, 33.8 percent of its triple tries with a 72.3 percent free-throw shooting percentage.
Houston has three players scoring in double figures and is led by freshman guard Caleb Mills. The frosh guard scores an average of 12.4 points with 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for the Cougars this season. Mills is knocking down 34.8 percent of his triple tries and scored eight points with one rebound and an assist in the Cougars overtime road loss to SMU.