East Carolina vs Houston

Houston 82, East Carolina 76

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HOUSTON (AP) - Jonathon Simmons and Alandise Harris scored 19 points apiece, and Houston barely withstood a furious East Carolina comeback to hold on for an 82-76 victory Saturday night.

TaShawn Thomas added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars (10-9, 2-4 Conference USA), who snapped a four-game losing streak and dealt the Pirates (9-9, 0-5) their fifth straight defeat.

Houston led 74-50 after a Simmons fast-break layup with 7:46 to play. What followed was a 25-2 ECU run, capped by a Robert Sampson jumper that cut the lead to 76-75 with 2:23 left. But ECU went 0 for 6 from the field after that, and a Miguel Paul free throw was the Pirates' last score of the game. Houston made four free throws in the final 1:12 to secure the win.

Paul led East Carolina with 23 points, and Shamarr Bowden and Erin Straughn scored 12 each.

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East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F382-85-83539
M. Kemp, F174-90-03139
M. Paul, G337-195-815023
E. Straughn, G244-83-640112
S. Bowden, G184-80-011112
R. Sampson263-70-012136
P. Roberts-Campbell210-33-33123
C. Gaines201-40-02122
D. Morales30-00-00020
Totals 25-6616-2534151776
 37.9%64% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F298-131-3121317
A. Harris, F265-78-1050219
J. Simmons, G327-113-473319
J. Thompson, G223-50-01246
D. Thibodeaux, G183-60-01129
J. Young282-80-011514
J. Jones211-30-10412
L. Gibson192-90-09134
K. Van Slyke50-02-21002
Totals 31-6214-2048171982
 50%70% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Temple14-421-1259
SMU13-525-513
Houston12-622-1088
Cincinnati12-622-1148
Tulsa12-620-1258
UConn11-725-1132
Memphis8-1019-15139
UCF6-1212-18219
E. Carolina4-1412-20217
So. Florida4-148-25229
Tulane3-1512-22231
 
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