Syracuse vs Houston Preview

The Orange and the Cougars square off in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night.
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Syracuse and Houston meet in the Sweet-16 of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. The game tips at 9:55 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast on TBS. Here is a comparison of the two teams.

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CategorySyracuseHouston

Seed

11

2

Record

18-9

26-3

Conf Record

9-7

14-3

Conf Tourney

Lost Quarterfinals

Won Title

Points

75.9

77.4

FG%

44.7%

44.3%

3PT%

35.4%

35.8%

FT%

78.2%

73.8%

Assists

15.3

13.9

Points Allowed

70.4

57.9

FG% Def

41.1%

37.3%

3PT% Def

31.9%

28.3%

Reb Margin

-2.3

+9.3

Blocks

5.1

4.7

Steals

8.3

8.2

TOs

11.3

10.8

TOs Forced

14.2

14.6

Off Efficiency

17th

7th

Def Efficiency

88th

11th

POINT GUARD

CategorySyracuseHouston

Player

Joe Girard

DeJon Jarreau

Height

6-1

6-5

Weight

195

185

Points

9.7

10.9

FG%

35.3%

44.6%

3PT%

33.1%

36.7%

FT%

77.1%

72.6%

Assists

3.6

4.1

Reb

3.0

5.3

Steals

1.4

1.3

Blocks

0.1

0.5

TOs

2.1

2.3

SHOOTING GUARD

CategorySyracuseHouston

Player

Buddy Boeheim

Marcus Sasser

Height

6-6

6-1

Weight

195

190

Points

18.0

13.3

FG%

44.0%

38.4%

3PT%

39.6%

32.7%

FT%

87.0%

88.5%

Assists

2.6

2.3

Reb

2.5

2.5

Steals

1.3

1.3

Blocks

0.0

0.0

TOs

1.6

1.3

SMALL FORWARD

CategorySyracuseHouston

Player

Alan Griffin

Quentin Grimes

Height

6-5

6-5

Weight

190

205

Points

13.7

18.1

FG%

43.6%

41.4%

3PT%

36.6%

41.7%

FT%

89.3%

77.1%

Assists

1.9

1.9

Reb

6.0

6.0

Steals

1.2

1.3

Blocks

1.7

0.3

TOs

2.1

1.9

POWER FORWARD

CategorySyracuseHouston

Player

Quincy Guerrier

Justin Gorham

Height

6-7

6-7

Weight

220

225

Points

13.9

8.5

FG%

49.8%

50.0%

3PT%

31.4%

36.2%

FT%

67.7%

68.6%

Assists

0.9

1.2

Reb

8.5

8.6

Steals

0.8

0.8

Blocks

1.1

0.4

TOs

1.1

0.8

CENTER

CategorySyracuseHouston

Player

Marek Dolezaj

Reggie Chaney

Height

6-10

6-8

Weight

201

225

Points

10.0

4.7

FG%

55.8%

65.8%

3PT%

0.0%

0.0%

FT%

85.3%

74.0%

Assists

3.3

0.4

Reb

5.3

2.7

Steals

1.2

0.6

Blocks

0.9

0.7

TOs

1.7

0.7