Houston Narrowly Defeats SMU, 62-59
Feb. 25, 2012
HOUSTON (AP) -- Joseph Young scored 27 points and Houston held off a second-half rally for a 62-59 victory over SMU on Saturday night. Robert Nyakundi led the Mustangs with 24 points, including 6-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc.
Young connected on four 3-pointers for the Cougars (13-14, 5-9 Conference USA).
Jonathon Simmons scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Houston, and TaShawn Thomas scored 10 points. Jimmie Jones sparked the defense with four steals.
Houston had a 22-6 scoring advantage in the paint but SMU had a 21-16 scoring margin off turnovers and 15-5 off the bench. The Mustangs forced 16 Cougar turnovers on the night.
SMU is back on the road for its next game Wednesday, Feb. 29 when the Mustangs travel to Hattiesburg, Miss. to take on Southern Miss. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Live video, live stats and live audio are available online at smumustangs.com.