Thomas, Houston roll past Temple 88-74
FEB 09, 2014 4:15p ET
Thomas finished 10-of-12 shooting and had six blocks as the Cougars (12-12, 4-7 American) shot 54 percent for the game, including 11 of 24 from behind the arc.
Jherrod Stiggers added 20 points, Danuel House chipped in 16 and Brandon Morris had 15.
Dalton Pepper led Temple (6-16, 1-9) with 17 points, Quenton DeCosey and Anthony Lee added 14 apiece, Will Cummings had 12 points and Devontae Watson had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Temple, which lost its third straight and 11th in 12 games, shot 50 percent in the second half in cutting Houston's lead from 21 down to five with 8:27 remaining, but the Cougars responded with a 12-4 spurt to open the lead back to 15 at 82-67 on a Thomas layup with 2:41 left.