No. 5 Houston (7-1, 2-1) versus SMU (6-0, 2-0)
Moody Coliseum, Dallas; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two Junior Guards are on display while Quentin Grimes and No. 5 Houston battle Kendric Davis and SMU. Grimes has averaged 25 percent of the team’s points this season and averages 20. Davis has averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 assists in his last five games.
VETERAN PRESENCE: This year there were executives for both teams. Davis, Ethan Chargois and Feron Hunt together have scored 51 percent of SMU hits this season. For Houston, Grimes, DeJon Jarreau and Justin Gorham combined have scored 45 percent of the team’s points this season, including 63 percent of all Cougars points in the last five.
VIOLATION FACILITATION: Davis has been directly responsible for 46 percent of all SMU field goals in the last five games. The junior guard has 31 field goals and 38 assists in these games.
STREAK SCORING: The SMU has won its last four home games, averaging 90 points while giving up 62.8.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Mustangs have recently been converting buckets of assists more often than the Cougars. SMU has supported 40 out of 80 field goals (50 percent) in the last three games, while Houston has supported 31 out of 66 field goals (47 percent) in the last three games.
HEAVY DEFENSE: Houston has held opposing teams this season with 55.9 points per game, the sixth lowest number of any Division I team.
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