How to Watch Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers: Live Stream or on TV


The Wichita State Shockers (15-13, 8-8 AAC) will visit the Houston Cougars (27-2, 15-1 AAC) after winning five straight road games.

On Saturday, in its most recent game, Houston defeated East Carolina 76-57. With 22 points, Marcus Sasser was its top scorer. Wichita State was victorious in its previous game against Tulane, 83-76, on Sunday. Jaron Pierre Jr. starred with 28 points, plus one rebound and four assists.

When is Houston vs. Wichita State and when does it start?

This matchup between the Cougars and Shockers is set to start on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Expect to see the opening tip at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Houston vs. Wichita State

The Cougars and Shockers will hit the floor at Fertitta Center for this matchup on March 2, and if you would like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN2.

Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers Game Preview

Houston Stats, Odds & Insights

Houston averages 76.1 points per game (74th in college basketball) while giving up 55.9 per contest (first in college basketball). It has a +586 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 20.2 points per game.

The Cougars put up 7.7 more points than the Shockers allow (68.4).

Houston knocks down 7.9 three-pointers per game (127th in college basketball), 1.4 more than its opponents (6.5). It is shooting 35.1% from deep (139th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 27.3%.

The Cougars are posting 76.9 points per game this season at home, which is 0.4 more points than they’re averaging in away games (76.5).

On the offensive side of the ball, Houston has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 76.0 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 76.1 it has put up over the course of this season.

Wichita State Stats, Odds & Insights

Wichita State is outscoring opponents by 2.3 points per game, with a +66 scoring differential overall. It puts up 70.7 points per game (202nd in college basketball) and allows 68.4 per outing (131st in college basketball).

The Shockers average 70.7 points, 14.8 more than the Cougars allow.

Wichita State connects on 6.6 three-pointers per game (266th in college basketball) at a 30.1% rate (346th in college basketball), compared to the 8.3 per outing its opponents make, shooting 33.1% from beyond the arc.

At home the Shockers are scoring 74.0 points per game, 3.7 more than they are averaging on the road (70.3).

Wichita State is posting 79.1 points per game in its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 70.7.

Cougars Key Players to Watch

Cougars Leaders
Marcus Sasser 29 17.0 2.8 3.3 1.7 0.2 2.7
Jarace Walker 28 11.1 6.6 1.8 1.0 1.0 0.9
J’wan Roberts 29 10.9 7.4 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.0
Tramon Mark 29 10.0 4.6 1.8 1.0 0.4 1.2
Jamal Shead 29 9.2 3.2 5.5 1.7 0.1 1.1

Shockers Key Players to Watch

Shockers Leaders
Jaykwon Walton 26 14.0 5.3 1.9 0.8 0.3 1.4
Craig Porter Jr. 27 12.9 6.4 4.6 1.4 1.5 1.1
Jaron Pierre Jr. 27 10.4 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.2 1.6
James Rojas 27 10.2 6.1 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.4
Kenny Pohto 27 8.7 5.6 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.1

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.