HOUSTON -- TaShawn Thomas scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and Houston hit eight 3-pointers in the first half to propel the Cougars to an 80-75 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday afternoon.
Houston (10-2) led by as many as 17 in the second half, but watched the Panthers claw their way back, cutting its lead to four after a Rasi Jenkins' lay-up made it 76-72 with 1:29 remaining in the game.
Daniel House, who scored 22 points while going a perfect 7 for 7 from the free-throw line, hit four free throws in the final 21 seconds to seal the deal for the Cougars. Houston was 21 of 26 from the line overall.
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