Comparing team stats, Houston looks to have the edge in two significant categories. The first is rebounding, where the Cougars have the upper hand, 41 per game to 33 per game. Additionally, Houston has an edge over Southern Methodist in scoring, 79 points per game to 64 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Houston is strong in turnover percentage at 17.5. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 39th in the nation.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Southern Methodist currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (943 to 910) than Houston, per the NCAA.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Southern Methodist has a stronger schedule than Houston this season (SOS Rank: #331 vs #347).
- The Southern Methodist basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Houston (92% vs 50%).
- Southern Methodist allows fewer rebounds (30.6 allowed per game vs 37.0 allowed per game) than Houston this season.
- The Southern Methodist steals leader (Nick Russell) has more steals than the Houston steals leader (J.J. Thompson).
- Even computers respect Southern Methodist more. We have a better RPI this season than Houston (RPI: #168 vs #231).
- We make our fans proud. Southern Methodist has a better record at home than Houston this season (5-0 vs 7-1).
- The Southern Methodist assist leader (Nick Russell) has more assists than the Houston assist leader (J.J. Thompson).
- Jalen Jones is ranked 3rd in C-USA in points, 28th nationally in rebounds, 10th in C-USA in steals, and 8th in C-USA in blocks.
- Southern Methodist players are more experienced than Houston players (6,473 minutes played vs 5,989 minutes played).