Men's Basketball

Mustangs Fall To Houston, 78-67

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Jan. 9, 2013

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Danuel House scored a season-high 28 points and Joseph Young added 20, helping Houston continue its impressive start with a 78-67 win Wednesday night over SMU in the Cougars' Conference USA opener.

House, a freshman, was 7 of 11 from the field for the Cougars (12-2), who have won seven of their last eight home games against SMU. Young, the team's leading scorer at 17.4 points per game coming in, was 8 of 16.

Jalen Jones had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Mustangs (10-7, 0-2), and Nick Russell scored 14.

The Mustangs led 36-32 at halftime and 47-38 after Jones' tip-in with 15:14 to play. But Houston responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead, then went ahead for good on TaShawn Thomas' jumper with 5:48 left.

Leon Gibson had eight points and 14 rebounds for Houston, and Thomas pulled down 12 boards and scored six points.

SMU returns home for its next game, Saturday, Jan. 12 against Tulane. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at smumustangs.com.

 

 

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