Tulsa 87, Houston 72
Tulsa (12-8, 4-2 C-USA) led by as many as 22 in the second half and hit 12 3-pointers in the contest while shooting 50.8 percent from the field overall and dishing out 20 assists.
The Hurricane turned 14 Houston turnovers into 19 points. Houston was 5 for 20 from beyond the arc but was 23 of 28 from the free-throw line.
TaShawn Thomas led Houston (12-6, 1-4) with 12 points, 13 rebounds and two steals. Joseph Young led all Cougar scorers with 16 points and Danuel House added 15 points and five rebounds.