Texas State (6-2) vs. Houston (3-2)
Fertitta Center, Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas State looks for its fifth straight win of the season as it goes up against Houston. Texas State is looking to extend its current four-game winning streak. Houston is coming off a 112-73 win over Houston Baptist last week.
SAVVY SENIORS: Houston's Quentin Grimes, Nate Hinton and DeJon Jarreau have collectively accounted for 43 percent of all Cougars scoring this season.NIJAL IS A FORCE: Nijal Pearson has connected on 35 percent of the 40 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 9 of 28 over the last five games. He's also converted 76.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
UNBEATEN WHEN: Texas State is a perfect 5-0 when the team makes at least 73.9 percent of its free throws. The Bobcats are 1-2 when they shoot below 73.9 percent from the line.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Bobcats have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Cougars. Houston has 44 assists on 96 field goals (45.8 percent) over its previous three contests while Texas State has assists on 37 of 71 field goals (52.1 percent) during its past three games.
STINGY STATE: Texas State has held opposing teams to 35.3 percent shooting from the field this year, the eighth-lowest percentage among all Division I teams. Over their four-game winning streak, the Bobcats have held opposing shooters to 34.6 percent.