How to Watch Houston vs. UCF Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – January 20

The No. 5 Houston Cougars (15-2, 2-2 Big 12) will host the UCF Knights (11-5, 2-2 Big 12) after winning 11 home games in a row. The matchup tips at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

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Cougars vs. Knights Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Fertitta Center

Cougars Insights

  • Houston is averaging 74.9 points per game this season (176th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really provided a lift defensively, ceding only 51.5 points per game (best).
  • The Cougars are averaging 40.3 rebounds per game (29th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 32.1 rebounds per contest (43rd-ranked).
  • So far this year, Houston ranks 148th in college basketball in assists, averaging 13.8 per game.
  • In terms of turnovers, things are clicking for the Cougars, who are committing 8.6 turnovers per game (ninth-best in college basketball) and forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest (10th-best).
  • Houston ranks 150th in the country with 7.8 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 129th with a 35% shooting percentage from three-point land.
  • With a 28.4% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Cougars are 18th-best in the country. They rank 28th in college basketball by allowing 5.7 threes per contest.
  • Houston has taken 64% two-pointers and 36% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 71.7% are two-pointers and 28.3% are three-pointers.

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Knights Insights

  • With 74.7 points scored per game and 65.1 points conceded, UCF is 181st in the country offensively and 35th defensively.
  • The Knights grab 39.8 rebounds per game and give up 33.6 boards, ranking 43rd and 112th, respectively, in the nation.
  • UCF is 262nd in the nation in assists (12.4 per game) in 2023-24.
  • In 2023-24, the Knights are 243rd in the country in turnovers committed (12.3 per game) and 10th-best in turnovers forced (15.8).
  • With 7.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.6% from downtown, UCF is 222nd and 279th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • The Knights give up 6.8 3-pointers per game and concede 32.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 124th and 143rd, respectively, in the country.
  • In 2023-24, UCF has attempted 63.4% percent of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.9% of UCF’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.1% have been 3-pointers.

Cougars Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Cougars this season is LJ Cryer, who averages 15.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.
  • J’wan Roberts is Houston’s leading rebounder, pulling down 7.3 per game, while Jamal Shead is its best passer, distributing 6.2 assists in each contest.
  • Cryer makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Shead and Ja’Vier Francis lead Houston on the defensive end, with Shead leading the team in steals averaging 2.2 per game and Francis in blocks averaging 1.6 per contest.

Knights Leaders

  • Jaylin Sellers is the top scorer for the Knights with 17.9 points per game. He also adds 4.1 rebounds and one assist per game to his stats.
  • UCF’s leader in rebounds is Ibrahima Diallo with 6.6 per game, and its leader in assists is Darius Johnson with 3.6 per game.
  • Johnson is dependable from deep and leads the Knights with two made threes per game.
  • Johnson (1.9 steals per game) is the steal leader for UCF while Diallo (2.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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