The No. 9 seed Auburn Tigers (21-12) head into their second round NCAA Tournament matchup against the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (32-3) on Saturday at 7:10 PM. The winner will move on to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region bracket.

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Houston vs. Auburn Game Info

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Houston Stats Insights

  • The Cougars make 46.2% of their shots from the field this season, which is 5.5 percentage points higher than the Tigers have allowed to their opponents (40.7%).
  • Houston has a 26-0 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 40.7% from the field.
  • The Tigers are the 107th-ranked rebounding team in the nation, while the Cougars sit at 13th.
  • The Cougars score 7.4 more points per game (74.7) than the Tigers give up (67.3).
  • When Houston puts up more than 67.3 points, it is 25-0.

Auburn Stats Insights

  • The Tigers have shot at a 44.1% rate from the field this season, eight percentage points greater than the 36.1% shooting opponents of the Cougars have averaged.
  • This season, Auburn has an 18-7 record in games the team collectively shoots higher than 36.1% from the field.
  • The Cougars are the rebounding team in the nation, the Tigers rank 72nd.
  • The Tigers put up 16.6 more points per game (73) than the Cougars allow (56.4).
  • When Auburn allows fewer than 74.7 points, it is 20-3.

Houston Home & Away Comparison

  • Houston averages 77.3 points per game at home, compared to 75.6 points per game away from home, a difference of 1.7 points per contest.
  • When playing at home, the Cougars are ceding 6.5 fewer points per game (54.4) than when playing on the road (60.9).
  • Looking at three-point shooting, Houston has fared worse at home this year, sinking 7.9 three-pointers per game with a 34% three-point percentage, compared to 8.8 per game and a 39.3% percentage in road games.

Auburn Home & Away Comparison

  • In 2022-23 Auburn is scoring 4.2 more points per game at home (75.1) than on the road (70.9).
  • At home the Tigers are giving up 64.4 points per game, 6.5 fewer points than they are away (70.9).
  • Auburn makes fewer 3-pointers at home (6.5 per game) than on the road (6.7). It also has a lower 3-point percentage at home (31.3%) than away (31.6%).

Houston Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/11/2023 Cincinnati W 69-48 Dickies Arena
3/12/2023 Memphis L 75-65 Dickies Arena
3/16/2023 Northern Kentucky W 63-52 Legacy Arena at BJCC
3/18/2023 Auburn - Legacy Arena at BJCC

Auburn Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/4/2023 Tennessee W 79-70 Neville Arena
3/9/2023 Arkansas L 76-73 Bridgestone Arena
3/16/2023 Iowa W 83-75 Legacy Arena at BJCC
3/18/2023 Houston - Legacy Arena at BJCC