Houston vs. Auburn: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Houston vs. Auburn: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The No. 9 seed Auburn Tigers (21-12) are ready for their second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (32-3) on Saturday at 7:10 PM. The winner moves on to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region bracket.

Houston won its most recent game versus Northern Kentucky, 63-52, on Thursday. Jarace Walker was its top scorer with 16 points. On Thursday, in its last game, Auburn beat Iowa 83-75. With 19 points, Johni Broome was its top scorer.

When is Houston vs. Auburn and when does it start?

This matchup between the Cougars and Tigers will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Be ready to see the opening tip at 7:10 PM ET.

Where to Watch Houston vs. Auburn

The Cougars and Tigers will hit the court at Legacy Arena at BJCC for this matchup on March 18, and if you would like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS.

Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Game Preview

Houston Stats, Odds & Insights

Houston averages 74.7 points per game (106th in college basketball) while giving up 56.4 per contest (second in college basketball). It has a +641 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 18.3 points per game.

The Cougars score 7.4 more points than the Tigers give up (67.3).

Houston makes 7.7 three-pointers per game (144th in college basketball), 1.4 more than its opponents (6.3). It is shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc (176th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 27.1%.

The Cougars are averaging 77.3 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 75.6 points per contest.

Houston has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 72.4 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.3 points fewer than the 74.7 it has scored this year.

Auburn Stats, Odds & Insights

Auburn’s +189 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.7 points per game) is a result of putting up 73.0 points per game (144th in college basketball) while giving up 67.3 per contest (96th in college basketball).

The Tigers average 73.0 points, 16.6 more than the Cougars give up.

Auburn knocks down 6.5 three-pointers per game (283rd in college basketball), while its opponents have made 5.6 on average.

At home, the Tigers score 75.0 points per game. On the road, they average 70.9.

In its last 10 games, Auburn is putting up 75.3 points per contest, 2.3 more than its season average (73.0).

Cougars Key Players to Watch

Cougars Leaders
Marcus Sasser 34 16.8 2.8 3.1 1.6 0.2 2.6
Jarace Walker 34 11.1 6.6 1.7 1.0 1.1 0.9
J’wan Roberts 35 10.4 7.9 1.2 0.7 1.3 0.0
Jamal Shead 35 10.4 3.0 5.4 1.8 0.2 1.3
Tramon Mark 35 9.6 4.8 1.9 1.1 0.4 1.1

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Tigers Leaders
Johni Broome 32 14.2 8.5 1.3 0.9 2.4 0.3
Wendell Green Jr. 33 13.9 3.3 4.1 1.8 0.0 1.3
Jaylin Williams 32 11.1 4.8 2.3 1.1 0.8 1.2
Allen Flanigan 33 10.1 4.8 1.5 0.8 0.2 1.1
K.D. Johnson 32 8.9 1.9 1.3 1.1 0.0 1.1

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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.