Houston beats Fairfield 88-66 for 7-1 start
HOUSTON (AP) Rob Gray scored 20 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 16 points with five 3-pointers and Houston beat Fairfield 88-66 on Wednesday.
Davis made four of his 3s in the first half and scored 13 points to help Houston build a 41-26 advantage. Gray had 12 points in the half as the Cougars shot 56 percent, including 6 of 8 3-pointers.
Devin Davis had 11 points and nine rebounds for Houston (7-1), which lost to Drexel 84-80 in the second game of the season. Breaon Brady and Wes VanBeck each added 10 points. Brady added eight rebounds and VanBeck made three of Houston’s 11 3-pointers.
Houston has outrebounded its opponent in every game this season, including a 40-28 edge against Fairfield.
Tyler Nelson scored 17 points and Jesus Cruz added 16 for Fairfield (3-5). Jerome Segura chipped in 11.
In the only other series meeting, Houston legend Elvin Hayes had 48 points and 25 rebounds and George Reynolds added a triple-double in a 108-76 win over the Stags on Jan. 29, 1969.