Scores

Final

SMU 47

(8-15, 2-8 C-USA)

Houston 69

(19-5, 8-2 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 16, 2008

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    SMU 18 2947
    HOU 41 2869

    Top Performers

    SMU: B. Fall 16 Pts, 5 Reb

    Houston: R. McKiver 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Houston 69, SMU 47

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Robert McIver scored 21 points for Houston, which jumped out to a huge first-half lead and defeated Southern Methodist 69-47 on Saturday night.

    Kelvin Lewis added 11 points for the Cougars (19-5, 8-2 Conference USA), who led 41-18 at halftime. Dion Dowell grabbed eight rebounds to go along with his seven points.

    Bamba Fall, who was 7 of 8 from the field, had 16 points to lead SMU (8-15, 2-8).

    Houston never trailed.

    The Mustangs shot 35 percent from the field, just 28 percent during the first half. SMU hit just 3 of 18 shots beyond the 3-point arc -- 17 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    HOU
    Points 47 69
    FG Made-Attempted 17-49 (.347) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 18-43 (.419)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

    2007-08 Season

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