UC-Houston will feature the Nos. 2 and 3 scoring offenses in the league (Houston 78.4 ppg, UC 76.9) and also two of America’s top defenses. UC ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal-percentage defense (36.2) and Houston is No. 9 (39.1).
UC and Houston also rank highly in the Kenpom.com ratings for adjusted defensive efficiency. UC is No. 2 nationally at .841 points per defensive possession, and Houston is No. 27 at .954 per possession.