How to Watch Houston Cougars vs. Northern Kentucky Norse: Live Stream or on TV

The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (31-3) will try to beat the No. 16 seed Northern Kentucky Norse (22-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Legacy Arena at BJCC. This matchup tips off at 9:20 PM.

Houston lost its most recent game to Memphis, 75-65, on Sunday. Jamal Shead was its top scorer with 16 points. Northern Kentucky was victorious in its previous game versus Cleveland State, 63-61, on Tuesday. Marques Warrick was its top scorer with 18 points.

When is Houston vs. Northern Kentucky and when does it start?

This matchup between the Cougars and Norse will go down on Thursday, March 16, 2023. You can expect the opening tip at 9:20 PM ET.

Where to Watch Houston vs. Northern Kentucky

The Cougars and Norse will take to the hardwood at Legacy Arena at BJCC for this matchup on March 16, and if you want to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT.

Houston Cougars vs. Northern Kentucky Norse Game Preview

Houston Stats, Odds & Insights

Houston averages 75.0 points per game (99th in college basketball) while giving up 56.5 per outing (second in college basketball). It has a +630 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 18.5 points per game.

The 75.0 points the Cougars average are 11.4 more than the Norse concede.

Houston hits 7.8 three-pointers per game (133rd in college basketball), 1.4 more than its opponents (6.4). It is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc (169th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 27.6%.

At home, the Cougars are posting 1.7 more points per game (77.3) than they are in away games (75.6).

Houston’s offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, racking up 74.1 points a contest compared to the 75.0 it has averaged this year.

Northern Kentucky Stats, Odds & Insights

Northern Kentucky is outscoring opponents by 4.6 points per game, with a +159 scoring differential overall. It puts up 68.2 points per game (273rd in college basketball) and gives up 63.6 per contest (28th in college basketball).

The Norse average 68.2 points, 11.7 more than the Cougars concede.

Northern Kentucky connects on 8.2 three-pointers per game (95th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.2. It shoots 35.0% from deep, and its opponents shoot 36.9%.

The Norse are scoring more points at home (72.5 per game) than on the road (63.3).

In its previous 10 games, Northern Kentucky is putting up 69.7 points per game, 1.5 more than its season average (68.2).

Cougars Key Players to Watch

Cougars Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Sasser 33 17.1 2.8 3.2 1.7 0.2 2.7
Jarace Walker 33 11.0 6.6 1.7 1.0 1.0 1.0
J’wan Roberts 34 10.4 7.7 1.1 0.8 1.3 0.0
Jamal Shead 34 10.3 3.0 5.4 1.8 0.2 1.3
Tramon Mark 34 9.7 4.7 1.9 1.1 0.4 1.1

Norse Key Players to Watch

Norse Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marques Warrick 34 19.1 2.4 2.7 1.3 0.3 2.5
Sam Vinson 31 11.8 4.2 2.9 2.4 0.2 1.5
Trevon Faulkner 34 8.6 2.8 0.9 1.0 0.1 1.4
Xavier Rhodes 33 7.7 2.3 3.7 2.0 0.2 0.6
Trey Robinson 33 6.9 3.7 1.6 1.0 0.4 1.0

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