Bilas: Making sense of a season that makes no sense


(Patrick) #1

51. Houston Cougars
The Cougars had won four straight games and 11 out of 12 heading to Wichita State, where Houston got hit with a bag of hammers. Houston will not be the only team beaten senseless by Wichita State, but it certainly shakes your confidence. You had better make Houston play in the half court and limit its second shots, because this team can run and rebound well. Rob Gray is the engine that makes this team go. Houston has wins over Providence, Arkansas and Temple, but it only has five more regular-season games against top 50 competition (Wichita State, SMU and Cincinnati). Houston is one of three teams in Division I to rank in the top 35 of both offensive rebound percentage (31st) and defensive rebound percentage (35th), according to KenPom.com. The Cougars have done it despite ranking 318th in average height; the other two teams rank 15th (Gonzaga) and 78th (North Carolina).


(Patrick) #2

(Alfred Matthews) #3

you can take smu out of that. they lost to temple at smu last night.


#4

SMU has not looked good in its last few games. Do they have some injuries or something?


(Alfred Matthews) #5

nah. shake Milton can’t do everything on his own.