Scores

Final

SMU 65

(16-9, 7-4 C-USA)

Houston 51

(12-12, 4-7 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, February 16, 2011

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    SMU 39 2665
    HOU 32 1951

    Top Performers

    SMU: P. Dia 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Houston: M. McNeil 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    SMU 65, Houston 51

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Papa Dia scored 27 points and SMU won at Houston for the first time in more and a decade, 65-51 Wednesday night.

    Robert Nyakundi added 16 points, and the Mustangs (16-7, 7-4 Conference USA) never trailed in posting their first victory in Houston since Nov. 27, 1999.

    Maurice McNeil scored 14 points and Darian Thibodeaux had 12 for the Cougars (12-12, 4-7), who have lost six of seven.

    SMU shot 62.5 percent in the first half and took a 39-32 lead into the break.

    Houston kept it close until midway through the second half when the Cougars went on a scoring drought that lasted more than 8 minutes.

    The Mustangs led 50-47 with 9:18 to play before pulling away with a 15-0 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    HOU
    Points 65 51
    FG Made-Attempted 25-44 (.568) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 1-1 (1.000)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 0

    2010-11 Season

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