University of Houston defeats Ohio State, earns spot in Sweet 16 But Houston welcomes the challenge because the reward is far too big not to achieve.
UH may have an upper hand entering Friday's game. Kentucky's leading scorer P. Washington is questionable to play.
He was sidelined during the first two games of the tourney with a foot sprain. The Wildcats will likely lose his nearly 15 points and 7.
In addition, Houston has held both of its tournament opponents under 60 points, winning against Georgia State and Ohio State by 29 and 15 points, respectively. The Cougars ranked seventh in the country in defense.
With that glowing resume, were the Wildcats aware of their opponent?
Kentucky's starting guard Ashton Hagans didn't even know who he would be guarding. I don't know which one is which. Ohio State.
Despite the lack of name recognition from the other side, Houston will obviously come in with something to prove. The Cougars will be the flag-bearer for mid-majors outside of No.
They will also want to prove their deep run isn't a fluke.
UH is the winner of six of the last seven games on its slate, and the program is against opponents ranked in the Top Follow the Eyewitness Sports team on Facebook:.