EDINBURG, Texas -- TaShawn Thomas scored 19 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead Houston to a 77-65 win over Texas-Pan American Monday night.
The Broncos (0-2) stayed with Houston for the majority of the game but faded down the stretch. UTPA's Javorn Farrell hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 59 with 9:21 left in the game. That's when Houston made their move.
Jherrod Stiggers scored nine of his 11 points as the Cougars finished the game on an 18-6 run.
Houston finished the game shooting 52 percent, thanks in large point to 40 points in the paint.
Houston is now 9-0 all-time against UTPA.