Scores

Final

Cincinnati 56

(10-9, 1-4 C-USA)

(25) Houston 60

(15-2, 4-0 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 23, 2004

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    CIN 29 2756
    #25HOU 27 3360

    Houston 60, Cincinnati 56

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Chandi Jones scored 23 points and made a key steal to help No. 25 Houston rally past Cincinnati 60-56 on Friday night.

    With the Lady Cougars trailing 56-55, Jones stole the ball and handed it to Sancho Lyttle, who hit a layup to give Houston the lead with 41 seconds left.

    Jones made a free throw with 23 seconds to go, and teammate Nicole Oliver sank two more foul shots with 3 seconds remaining for the final margin.

    Houston (15-2, 4-0 Conference USA) jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first six minutes, but Cincinnati went on a 24-4 run to take a 27-21 lead. The Lady Cougars closed the gap to 32-29 at halftime.

    Jones scored 14 points after halftime, including Houston's first nine of the second half. Lyttle added 19 points and six rebounds. Oliver had five steals.

    Karen Twehues, who shot 6-of-9 from 3-point range, led the Bearcats with 20 points and seven rebounds. Treasure Humphries added 13 points, and Debbie Merrill scored 11 for Cincinnati (10-9, 1-4).

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