The No. 6 Houston Cougars are coming off a rare loss as they return home for a matchup with the Memphis Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
Houston (20-3, 9-1 AAC) suffered their first conference loss on Wednesday night when they lost 85-83 on the road against the SMU Mustangs. The Cougars had won 12 consecutive games, which was especially impressive considering the issues they’ve dealt with as Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark were ruled out for the season in December with injuries.
Memphis (13-8, 7-4 AAC) has finally found their groove as they followed a three-game losing streak by winning each of their last four contests. The Tigers are rated just outside the top 50 in KenPom overall, and Jalen Duren leads the team with 11.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.
When: Saturday, February 12th, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
Where to live stream online: ABC, ESPN app
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Houston -9.5
With the over/under set this high, there’s no way I can consider the over considering Houston barely ranks inside the top 300 in possessions per game. Memphis love to push the pace, but the Cougars will do everything they can to limit the number of possessions in this matchup.
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