Houston 78, Texas Southern 75
TaShawn Thomas had 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks,
and Joseph Young scored seven of his 21 points in overtime as
Houston held off Texas Southern 78-75 on Saturday night.
The Cougars (7-2) quickly opened a six-point lead in overtime on
back-to-back three-point plays by Young and Thomas. A young jumper
made the score 74-69 with 1:23 remaining, and Houston protected the
lead at the free-throw line.
Omar Strong had 29 points and made eight 3-pointers for the
J.J. Thompson had 10 points and six assists for Houston, which
overcome a nine-point deficit in the final 3:49 of regulation to
force overtime. Danuel House’s 3-pointer with nine seconds to play
tied the score at 66-all.