Scores

Final OT

Houston 90

(12-5, 3-1 C-USA)

Arizona 96

(12-8, 2-5 Pac-12)

    6:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009

    McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

    1 2 OT T
    HOU 38 50 290
    ARIZ 33 55 896

    Top Performers

    Houston: K. Lewis 35 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Arizona: J. Hill 30 Pts, 18 Reb, 4 Blk

    Arizona 96, Houston 90

    Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jordan Hill scored 30 points, including a three-point play in overtime, as Arizona rallied for a 96-90 win over Houston on Saturday.

    The Wildcats, motivated after Houston's Aubrey Coleman was ejected for a flagrant foul after stepping on Chase Budinger's face following a charge call with 9:51 left in the second half, scored eight points in the final 1:30 to force overtime at 88-all.

    Hill scored the only basket in overtime when he connected on a three-point play with 3:55 remaining for a 91-88 lead.

    Kyle Fogg sealed the win for Arizona (12-8) by making two free throws with 7.4 seconds left.

    Nic Wise, besides tying the game at 88 with a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation, finished with 23 points for the Wildcats while Budinger had 15.

    Kelvin Lewis had 27 of his career-high 35 points for Houston in the second half. Coleman had 14 before his ejection and Marcus Cousin also scored 14.

    The Cougars had a 74-63 lead following a DaShaun Williams lay-up with 6:35 left.

    That's when Arizona made its big push with Zane Johnson chipping in with a 3-pointer and Hill scoring inside before Wise hit his second of two late 3-pointers in the final seconds.

    Lewis scored 12 of Houston's initial 18 points to open the second half, including a mid-range jumper for a 56-46 lead with 13:57 left.

    The Cougars went on a 14-2 run in the final six minutes to take a 38-33 halftime lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    ARIZ
    Points 90 96
    FG Made-Attempted 30-83 (.361) 34-73 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-33 (.212) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-35 (.657) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 7

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