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.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.