Scores

Final

Florida A&M 76

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Houston 81

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    1:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    FAMU 35 4176
    HOU 34 4781

    Top Performers

    Florida A&M: R. Lewis 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast

    Houston: T. Thomas 11 Pts, 20 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Blk

    Houston 81, Florida A&M 76

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Leon Gibson scored 20 points and TaShawn Thomas added 11 points to go with his 20 rebounds as Houston beat Florida A&M 81-76 on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

    The Cougars were clinging to a 77-76 lead with under a minute to go when Gibson grabbed an offensive rebound and dunked to put Houston up by three with 49 seconds left.

    Florida A&M's Jamie Adams missed a 3-pointer, Thomas added one of his five blocks and J.J. Thompson sank two free throws after a steal to seal the win. Jherrod Stiggers added 19 points for the Cougars and Gibson also had 10 rebounds.

    Florida A&M led by one at the half and scored the first five points of the second half to go up 40-34. Instead, the Cougars climbed back into it behind Gibson and Thomas.

    Adams and Reggie Lewis led the Rattlers with 18 points each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAMU
    HOU
    Points 76 81
    FG Made-Attempted 28-71 (.394) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-26 (.308) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 7

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