basketball-men-d1 flag

Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | February 27, 2018

Meet Houston's Corey Davis Jr.

Last weekend's final score between Houston and East Carolina was shocking – 109-58 in favor of the Cougars – and the halftime score was even more so, 62-13. It was an offensive onslaught from Houston, which enters its final two games of the regular season in third place in the American Athletic Conference and just one game out of second place.

Junior guard Corey Davis Jr., a transfer from San Jacinto Junior College, has been a big reason why the 23rd-ranked Cougars have cracked the AP Top 25 and are poised to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. The 6-1 guard is the team's second-leading scorer at 13.1 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent on 6.6 3-point attempts per game.

Watch this week's Newcomer Spotlight video, featuring Davis:

Davis Jr. has Houston thinking March Madness
His shooting efficiency at all levels (51 percent on twos, 78 percent at the free throw line) gives Davis the 37th highest offensive rating in the country, as of Monday night. He has started 24 games this season, including every game since the start of December. Since making the full-time move into the Cougars' starting lineup, Davis has scored in double figures in 19 of Houston's 22 games, including a career-high 20 points on three occasions. Most recently he scored 20 points on 6-for-8 3-point shooting in a win against Temple.

Davis put his diverse skill set on full display his last time out with 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds against East Carolina.

 

5 predictions for the 2019-20 AAC men's basketball season

Andy Katz gives his five predictions for the 2019-20 AAC men's basketball season, including Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and the top non-conference games to watch.
READ MORE

Oklahoma vs. Houston: All-time series history, scores, notable games

Oklahoma and Houston will play each other in college football for the fourth time in FBS history to start off the 2019 season. Here's what you need to know about their prior matchups.
READ MORE

College football rankings: AP Poll preseason release date, Top 25 poll information

With the AP Top 25 preseason poll out, here is a look at some expectations for the 2019 season and the historical significance of the AP Preseason Poll.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners