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.