The top-seeded Houston Cougars (31-3) and the No. 16 Northern Kentucky Norse (22-12) battle on Thursday to fight for a place in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening round matchup starts at 9:20 PM.

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Northern Kentucky vs. Houston Game Info

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Northern Kentucky Stats Insights

  • The Norse have shot at a 43.2% clip from the field this season, 6.8 percentage points higher than the 36.4% shooting opponents of the Cougars have averaged.
  • Northern Kentucky is 18-7 when it shoots higher than 36.4% from the field.
  • The Norse are the 263rd-ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Cougars sit at seventh.
  • The Norse's 68.2 points per game are 11.7 more points than the 56.5 the Cougars give up to opponents.
  • When Northern Kentucky gives up fewer than 75 points, it is 17-6.

Northern Kentucky Home & Away Comparison

  • At home Northern Kentucky is putting up 72.7 points per game, 9.4 more than it is averaging away (63.3).
  • At home the Norse are giving up 61.6 points per game, 2.2 fewer points than they are away (63.8).
  • Northern Kentucky knocks down more 3-pointers at home (8.8 per game) than away (8.6). It has the same 3-point percentage at home and away (35.8%).

Northern Kentucky Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/2/2023 Oakland W 81-74 BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky
3/6/2023 Youngstown State W 75-63 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
3/7/2023 Cleveland State W 63-61 Indiana Farmers Coliseum
3/16/2023 Houston - Legacy Arena at BJCC