Scores

Final

SMU 67

(10-7, 0-2 C-USA)

Houston 78

(12-2, 1-0 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
SMU 36 3167
HOU 32 4678

Top Performers

Southern Methodist: J. Jones 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Houston: D. House 28 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Houston 78, SMU 67

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Danuel House scored a season-high 28 points and Joseph Young added 20, helping Houston continue its impressive start with a 78-67 win Wednesday night over SMU in the Cougars' Conference USA opener.

House, a freshman, was 7 of 11 from the field for the Cougars (12-2), who have won seven of their last eight home games against SMU. Young, the team's leading scorer at 17.4 points per game coming in, was 8 of 16.

Jalen Jones had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Mustangs (10-7, 0-2), and Nick Russell scored 14.

The Mustangs led 36-32 at halftime and 47-38 after Jones' tip-in with 15:14 to play. But Houston responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead, then went ahead for good on TaShawn Thomas' jumper with 5:48 left.

Leon Gibson had eight points and 14 rebounds for Houston, and Thomas pulled down 12 boards and scored six points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
HOU
Points 67 78
FG Made-Attempted 28-65 (.431) 25-56 (.446)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 5-15 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 23-32 (.719)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 11

2012-13 Season

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