Looking at UH’s place in NCAA stats through six weeks

L.J. Cryer is ninth in the country in three-pointers made and 11th in three-pointers per game. Former Coog Cam Tyson, in what must be his 20th year at Seattle, is 12th.

Houston is 3rd nationally in blocks and had 10 in the Texas A&M game. Not bad for a team with a couple of 6’7″ and 6’8″ guys.

UH blocks 20.8% of shots at the rim, tied for fourth nationally. Texas A&M attempted 18 shots at the rim on Saturday. They made nine while UH blocked five (27.8%).

The Cougars are #1 nationally in FG% defense on two-point jumpers (24.7%) and sixth in blocking two-point jumpers (12.6%). So for every two two-point jumpers a team makes, UH blocks (a little more than) one.

The Aggies attempted 10 two-point jumpers on Saturday. They made three, and UH blocked two.

The NCAA NET. KenPom. ESPN BPI. Massey. Bart Torvik. Everywhere you look, The University of Houston is #1.

The NCAA is publishing weekly stats now, and this past week, UH was 12th nationally in free throw percentage. Not something you thought you’d read about this team. I had to screenshot it for posterity.

The Coogs are 308th in FT percentage for the season.

UH is 3rd in the country in non-transition effective FG% defense at 39.9%. Coaches tell me they love it when opposing teams try to play a half-court offense against Houston.

Houston is tied for 24th nationally in transition defense.

Jamal Shead is ninth nationally in assists (70) and 14th in assists per game (6.4). Shead is 21st in steals (27) and 23rd in steals per game (2.45).

UH is first nationally in scoring defense (51.2 ppg) and FG percentage defense (35.3%). They are 3rd in turnover margin (+7.9), ninth in turnovers (9.4), and 11th in turnovers forced (17.27).

This team is 8th in steals per game (10.7) and fourth in scoring margin (24.6 ppg).

UH is eighth in offensive rebounding (16.1) and 22nd in rebounding margin.



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