Houston wins 20th straight at home before opening new arena
It was Houston’s final home game at Texas Southern’s H&PE Arena before opening the new Fertitta Center on Saturday with a sold-out game against No. 18 Oregon.
The Cougars played at Texas Southern’s gym for the entire 2017-18 season, reeling off 20 straight home wins. The streak is tied for the second-longest active home streak in the nation.
Brison Gresham added 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for Houston (5-0).
Jordan Jackson had 12 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks for UT Rio Grande Valley (5-4). The Vaqueros shot just 34 percent, including 3 of 24 from 3-point range.