Scores

Final OT

Texas Southern 75

(1-8, 0-7 away)

Houston 78

(7-2, 4-1 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 8, 2012

    Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

    1 2 OT T
    TXSO 35 31 975
    HOU 27 39 1278

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: O. Strong 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    Houston: T. Thomas 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Houston 78, Texas Southern 75

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- TaShawn Thomas had 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and Joseph Young scored seven of his 21 points in overtime as Houston held off Texas Southern 78-75 on Saturday night.

    The Cougars (7-2) quickly opened a six-point lead in overtime on back-to-back three-point plays by Young and Thomas. A young jumper made the score 74-69 with 1:23 remaining, and Houston protected the lead at the free-throw line.

    Omar Strong had 29 points and made eight 3-pointers for the Tigers (1-8).

    J.J. Thompson had 10 points and six assists for Houston, which overcome a nine-point deficit in the final 3:49 of regulation to force overtime. Danuel House's 3-pointer with nine seconds to play tied the score at 66-all.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    HOU
    Points 75 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-69 (.420) 29-57 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 14-34 (.412) 6-11 (.545)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 6

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