Houston 85, Louisiana-Lafayette 63

Joseph Young scored a career-high 27 points and Houston defeated

Louisiana-Lafayette 85-63 Saturday night.

Danuel House added 22 points, also a career best, and TaShawn

Thomas had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Cougars (8-2), who

have won three in a row. Houston was 14 for 28 from 3-point range

with Young going 6 for 11 and House 4 for 5.

Thomas, Young and Brandon Morris also had six assists for

Houston, which committed just nine turnovers.

Shawn Long led the Ragin Cajuns (4-7) with 20 points. Elfrid

Payton scored 12 points for Louisiana-Lafayette. The Cajuns led in

the first minute but Houston took the lead for good shortly after

that. The Cougars made eight of their 3-pointers in the first half

and led 45-29 at the half.