Scores

Final

Texas State 71

(7-6, 0-5 away)

Houston 94

(8-5, 7-3 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 30, 2011

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    TXST 35 3671
    HOU 42 5294

    Top Performers

    Texas State: M. Staff 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Houston: T. Thomas 16 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Houston 94, Texas St. 71

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Joseph Young scored 25 points and TaShawn Thomas added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Houston topped Texas State 94-71 on Friday night.

    Alandise Harris had 17 points and Jonathon Simmons 15 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars (8-5), who won their fourth straight game and avenged an 81-78 defeat at Texas State on Dec. 6.

    Matt Staff scored 16 points and Reid Koenen 12 for the Bobcats (7-6).

    Houston shot 53.8 percent (35 of 65) from the floor and made 11 of its 18 attempts from 3-point range. The Cougars enjoyed a 52-25 rebounding advantage.

    Young had seven points and Harris six during a 19-5 run over a 5:15 second-half stretch that gave Houston permanent control. A dunk by Thomas ended the surge and gave the Cougars a 70-50 lead with 10:04 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXST
    HOU
    Points 71 94
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 35-65 (.538)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 11-18 (.611)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 35

    2011-12 Season

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