Scores

Final

Houston 70

(10-6, 2-1 C-USA)

SMU 68

(10-7, 1-2 C-USA)

    3:00 PM ET, January 15, 2011

    Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

    1 2 T
    HOU 31 3970
    SMU 32 3668

    Top Performers

    Houston: A. Brown 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    SMU: P. Dia 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 7 Blk

    Southern Methodist falls short against Houston

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- Adam Brown scored 22 points, including a late layup that give Houston the lead for good, and the Cougars edged SMU 70-68 on Saturday.

    Brown's field goal with 1:40 remaining put Houston up 67-66, and the Cougars (10-6, 2-1 Conference USA) held on to win for the fourth time in five games. Alandise Harris led Houston with 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Darian Thibodeaux had 17 points.

    Papa Dia finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Mustangs (10-7, 1-2), and Robert Nyakundi added 22 points.

    Neither team led by more than six, and there were nine lead changes in the final 11:38.

    Following Brown's layup, Harris hit two free throws before Dia's dunk made it 69-68 with 5 seconds to play. Zamal Nixon then hit 1-of-2 free throws for Houston before Mike Walker missed a 3 at the buzzer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    SMU
    Points 70 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 4

    2010-11 Season

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