The Flames finish up non-conference play tonight at 8pm against Houston:
1 – Houston comes into the game with an 8-2 record:
Their best win was an 82-77 win over Rhode Island, and their only 2 losses are to SEC teams LSU and Arkansas.
2 – Houston boasts 4 scorers averaging double figures:
They’re led by junior Rob Gray Jr. who averages 20.4 points per game.
3 – Because of that, the Cougars are a high scoring team
As a team they average 83.3 points per game, the 34th highest in all of Division I.
4 – This is one of the toughest games on Liberty’s schedule
Outside of Indiana and VCU, this is probably the strongest opponent they Flames will face this season.
5 – Houston plays in the AAC Conference
After a 3rd place finish in the 2015-16 season, they were projected to finish 4th in this year’s pre-season coaches poll.
6 – Houston is a good home team
The Cougars have posted a 20-4 record inside of Hofheinz Pavilion the last 2 years.
7 – Ken Pom gives Houston a 94% chance of victory
They predict a 78-60 win for the Cougars.