With an average slightly above 6-31/2, the Cougars are an inch-and-half shorter than the next closest teams (Tulsa and SMU) in the league. Four teams in the AAC - Tulane, UCF, South Florida and Temple - rank among the top 30 tallest squads in the nation between 6-6 and 6-61/2, according to kenpom.com.
The tallest team in the country is Syracuse at an average 6-8.
“We practice so physical and play with so much heart that height doesn’t matter to us,” Corey Davis Jr. said. “There are a lot of teams that have 6-6 point guards, 6-7 wings and we’re like 6-0, 6-1, 6-1. [The height] never plats a big part with us. As long as we play hard it really doesn’t matter.”