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NCAA Game Summary - Texas at Houston



(Wednesday, March 20)

Final Score: Houston 73, Texas 72

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Danuel House connected on a jumper with 17 seconds left that proved to be the decisive blow as the Houston Cougars downed the Texas Longhorns, 73-72, in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Joseph Young scored 18 points, TaShawn Thomas recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and House and Leon Gibson each added 11 points for Houston (20-12).

Julien Lewis had a game-high 25 points for Texas (16-18) while Myck Kabongo added 17 points and six assists and Prince Ibeh posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to go with five blocks.

Both teams shot below 40 percent from the field in the first period. Houston led 37-31 at the break by netting a superior 35 percent to Texas' 32.4.

Houston had a 71-66 lead with 3:29 remaining in regulation but Lewis and Kabongo combined for six unanswered points to pull the Longhorns ahead, 72-71, with under a minute to play. The Cougars finally answered with House's game- winner. Texas had a chance to win at the end but Lewis missed a shot attempt with four seconds left and Ioannis Papapetrou turned the ball over after collecting the offensive rebound.

The game featured 14 lead changes. Houston had an 11-6 edge in fast break points.

03/20 23:46:11 ET

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CAR 10
NOS 28
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ORL 98
WAS 105
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MIN 97
DET 91
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CLE 90
NYK 95
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DAL 120
UTA 102
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LAC 93
OKC 90
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LOU 31
FSU 42
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GASO 42
TROY 10
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BUF 2
BOS 3
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PIT 3
LOS 0
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WIN 1
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ARI 1
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OTT 4
CHI 5
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TAM 4
PHI 3
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STL 2
ANA 0
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MIN 4
SJS 3
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COL 5
NYI 0
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VAN 3
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CAR 10
NOS 28