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Houston 60, LSU 52

12/31/2003

HOUSTON (AP) -- Lanny Smith scored 19 points and Andre Owens had
18 to lead Houston to a 60-52 win over previously undefeated LSU
Tuesday night.

Brandon Bass led LSU (8-1) with 16 points and 11 rebounds and
Tack Minor scored 11 points. Jaime Llored added 12 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds, but had eight of LSU's 15 turnovers.

Houston (6-3) led throughout the game and had a 34-24 lead at
halftime.

Houston shot 41 percent compared to 35 percent shooting for LSU.

The win gives the Cougars their first five-game winning streak
since the 1997-98 season.