The Houston Christian Huskies and Texas Longhorns meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Moody Center. The Houston Christian Huskies look for their first win of the year. The Texas Longhorns look for a 2-0 start.
The Houston Christian Huskies are averaging 66 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 50 percent shooting. Brycen Long is averaging 31 points and 3 rebounds, while Pierce Bazil is averaging 9 points and 1 rebound. Bonke Marine is grabbing 8 rebounds and Sam Hofman is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Houston Christian Huskies are shooting 52.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Christian Huskies are allowing 18.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The Texas Longhorns are averaging 72 points on 54.8 percent shooting and allowing 57 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Tyrese Hunter is averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Sir'Jabari Rice is averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds. Marcus Carr is the third double-digit scorer and Dylan Disu is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25 rebounds per game.
The Houston Christian Huskies will be the more motivated side here because of whom they're playing and a chance to slay a dragon. This is also a look ahead spot for the Texas Longhorns, who have Gonzaga on deck in a week. With all that said, there's a clear talent gap between these teams and no matter how you slice it, Texas should win this game comfortably. Houston Baptist just doesn't have the horses to keep up.