All the elements were there noting a performance worth lauding, and Houston's dismantling of visiting UCF on Sunday provided a showcase of the Cougars' excellence. The Cougars carried a 45-19 lead to the break after knocking down 6 of 14 3-point attempts and grabbing seven steals. Ultimately, the Cougars rolled to their fourth consecutive win, a 75-58 decision that Houston (11-1, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) will use as a springboard for its rematch against visiting Tulsa on Wednesday.
No. 10 Wisconsin will look to maintain its home-court success when it opposes Northwestern on Wednesday night in a Big Ten Conference showdown at Madison, Wis. The Badgers (11-3, 5-2 Big Ten) boast a 9-1 record at home, compared with a 2-2 mark on the road. Wisconsin returns to play on campus for the first time since Jan. 7, when it held off Indiana for an 80-73 win in double overtime.
The No. 25 Saint Louis Billikens will finally begin Atlantic 10 play when they face the Massachusetts Minutemen on Wednesday in Amherst, Mass. The Billikens (7-1) haven't played since Dec. 23 due to various COVID-19 issues, but they have spent three weeks in Top 25 despite remaining idle. "You try to prepare for it, but this is unchartered territory," Saint Louis coach Travis Ford said during an interview with KTRS radio.