Home teams took away what UH does well

Houston was tied or had the lead in the game’s final minute in both road games last week. In both instances, the home team pulled it out. That will happen: home teams are 5-1 in one-score games so far, they went 6-1 in the Big 12 on Saturday and 11-3 for the week.

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The Cougars must hold serve at home against Texas Tech (3-0) and UCF (1-2) this week. Baylor and Tech are the only 3-0 teams in the conference, and both played two games at home last week.

At TCU, J’Wan Roberts was 6/6 shooting in the first 10 seconds of the shot clock. L.J. Cryer was 0/4 in the first 10 seconds.

Before Saturday, J’Wan had not shot it more than five times in a game at the rim this season. He went 8/11 at the rim vs. TCU.

Just an oddity: J’wan Roberts and L.J. Cryer have the same number of assists, the same number of steals, the same number of FT attempts, and L.J. has one less turnover. L.J. has exactly double the number of points (250 to 125).

For the week ending Sunday, UH was 304th nationally in FT attempts per game (out of 344) and 318th in fouls committed per game. Here’s a comparison of UH’s rank in national stats after the WVU game to where they ranked last week:

Season through 1/7/24Week of 1/8-1/14
FG% defense1103
Scoring margin1203
Scoring defense147
Turnover margin1162
3-pt% defense5216
Offensive rebounds659
Rebound margin20100
Assist:TO ratio26190
Scoring offense133316
3-pt Shooting %92307

Basically, everything the Coogs do well, they were taken out of.

Emanuel Sharp (5) and Damian Dunn (6) drew 11 of UH’s 14 fouls against TCU. J’Wan Roberts had 18 FG attempts and only drew one foul – on the floor – in the game’s final minute. Shead, Cryer, Francis, and Roberts combined to shoot one free throw.

Houston’s starters (excluding Emanuel Sharp) played 245 minutes and shot seven combined FTs in two games last week. L.J. Cryer played almost 67 minutes, shot it 23 times, and did not draw a foul or attempt a free throw in the two games.

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