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Southern Methodist vs Houston

SMU 65, Houston 51

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HOUSTON (AP) - Papa Dia scored 27 points and SMU won at Houston for the first time in more and a decade, 65-51 Wednesday night.

Robert Nyakundi added 16 points, and the Mustangs (16-7, 7-4 Conference USA) never trailed in posting their first victory in Houston since Nov. 27, 1999.

Maurice McNeil scored 14 points and Darian Thibodeaux had 12 for the Cougars (12-12, 4-7), who have lost six of seven.

SMU shot 62.5 percent in the first half and took a 39-32 lead into the break.

Houston kept it close until midway through the second half when the Cougars went on a scoring drought that lasted more than 8 minutes.

The Mustangs led 50-47 with 9:18 to play before pulling away with a 15-0 run.

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Houston (12-12)321951

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Southern Methodist Mustangs
P. Dia, F3312-183-371027
R. Nyakundi, F265-82-226316
C. Mangrum, G342-53-43227
M. Walker, G331-41-21004
J. Samarrippas, G303-50-05317
R. Harp221-20-02422
A. Patsevich120-10-01120
J. Haynes91-10-02122
R. Clinkscales10-00-00000
Totals 25-449-1125181265
 56.8%81.8% 
Houston Cougars
M. McNeil, F267-120-030314
A. Harris, F243-60-05126
D. Thibodeaux, G354-71-121212
Z. Nixon, G323-60-04307
A. Brown, G303-70-02507
N. Haywood160-00-00000
K. Washington150-30-03110
K. Van Slyke141-50-00223
M. McLean81-10-00012
Totals 22-471-120131151
 46.8%100% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Temple6-315-747
Memphis6-313-877
Connecticut4-311-882
Tulane4-613-9183
UCF2-89-12210
E. Carolina1-68-12258
So. Florida1-87-15227
Houston0-88-12255
 
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