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Scouting Houston Hoops: Cougars roster, rankings, stat comparison

After beating the 7-seeded Clemson Tigers in the first round on Friday, Rutgers Basketball is all set to take on the No. 2 seeded Houston Cougars in round two of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

To learn more about the Cougars, TKR decided to take a look at Houston's projected starting lineup and where they're ranked in key metrics and statistics.

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RANKINGS COMPARISON - RUTGERS | HOUSTON

ESPN BPI: No. 43 | No. 3

KENPOM: No. 34 | No. 6

SAGARIN: No. 31| No. 6

NET RANKINGS: No. 38 | No. 5

PROJECTED CLEMSON STARTING LINEUP
NAME HT/WT YEAR NOTES

Marcus Sasser

6-1/190

So.

Sasser has scored 14+ points in each of the last three contests.

Dejon Jarreau

6-5/185

Sr.

The former UMass guard was named All-AAC DPOY and averages 1.4 steals per game and also scores an average of 11ppg.

Quentin Grimes

6-5/205

Sr.

The former No. 8 recruit in 2018, originally enrolled at Kansas before transferring to UH. He recently won AAC Player of the Year.

Justin Gorham

6-7/225

Sr.

Started out at Towson before transferring to UH, Gorham was named the AAC's Most Improved Player for the 2020-21 season.

Reggie Chaney

6-8/225

Jr.

The former Arkansas product can effect the game in many ways and is a very good defensive big, who has a career high seven blocks vs. Providence in 2019.

Rutgers - Houston Stat Comparison
STAT RUTGERS Houston

Points/game

70.0 (210th)

77.6 (44th)

Field Goal %

45,1% (114th)

44.4% (157th)

3PT %

31.1% (297th)

36.1% (70th)

Rebound Margin

-1.2 (225th)

+0.3 (180th)

Assist/Turnover Ratio

1.22 (59th)

1.04 (146th)

Steals/game

7.8 (53rd)

8.2 (34th)

Blocks/game

5.2 (9th)

4.7 (27th)

Opp. points/game

68.2 (112th)

57.9 (2nd)

Opp. FG%

42.0% (100th)

37.0% (1st)

Opp. 3PT%

32.1% (92nd)

27.5% (4th)

HOUSTON RECORD THIS SEASON: 23-3 (14-3) / Notable wins against No. 14 Texas Tech, Memphis (2x), and Wichita State.

SERIES HISTORY: This will be the fourth matchup between the two schools, with Houston leading the series 2-1, but Rutgers holds the most recent victory beating the Cougars 93-70 back in 2014.

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