The No. 12 Houston Cougars continue to roll along in American Athletic Conference play on Saturday when welcoming down the Wichita State Shockers to the Fertitta Center.
Houston (13-2, 2-0 AAC) handled its business on Wednesday when picking up an 83-66 road victory at USF. The Cougars were a bit sluggish coming out of the opening tip but quickly rectified that by sprinting past the Bulls to pick up the win. Josh Carlton had a strong night from the field, dropping 30 points and 11 rebounds in the contest.
Wichita State (9-4, 0-1 AAC) is back in action for the first time in a week, where it fell 82-64 to Memphis in its conference opener on New Year’s Day. The Shockers shot just 30% from the field and couldn’t keep pace with a Tigers team that ran away from them as the game progressed. Tyson Etienne led with 17 points in the loss.
How to watch Wichita State vs. Houston
When: Saturday, January 8th, 12 p.m. ET
Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
Where to live stream online: CBS Sports or CBS Sports App
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Houston -12.5
Houston is a Top 15 teams in adjusted efficiency on both ends of the floor and is 10-5 against the spread this season. The team outflanks the Shockers in most categories and should be able to notch a huge victory at home on Saturday. Lay the points with the Cougars.
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