Florida A&M vs Houston

Houston 81, Florida A&,M 76

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HOUSTON (AP) - Leon Gibson scored 20 points and TaShawn Thomas added 11 points to go with his 20 rebounds as Houston beat Florida A&M 81-76 on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

The Cougars were clinging to a 77-76 lead with under a minute to go when Gibson grabbed an offensive rebound and dunked to put Houston up by three with 49 seconds left.

Florida A&M's Jamie Adams missed a 3-pointer, Thomas added one of his five blocks and J.J. Thompson sank two free throws after a steal to seal the win. Jherrod Stiggers added 19 points for the Cougars and Gibson also had 10 rebounds.

Florida A&M led by one at the half and scored the first five points of the second half to go up 40-34. Instead, the Cougars climbed back into it behind Gibson and Thomas.

Adams and Reggie Lewis led the Rattlers with 18 points each.

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Florida A&M Rattlers
J. Bradshaw, F245-102-252114
R. Lewis, G346-153-415018
W. Davis, G330-14-62014
J. Adams, G317-231-353318
M. Teal, F232-40-06144
M. Abdul-Aleem, G225-111-450511
T. Kellum, F121-30-02022
J. Bush, G101-31-20013
O. Odi, F101-10-03052
M. Badejo, C10-00-00010
Total 28-7112-2136112376
 39.4%57.1% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F324-93-5202311
L. Gibson, F298-94-4100120
J. Stiggers, G276-132-252219
J. Thompson, G221-54-41347
L. Barnes, G160-40-01110
B. Morris, G254-72-220212
T. Womack, G231-52-35314
D. House, F151-64-63026
M. McLean, F111-30-02122
Total 26-6121-2652121881
 42.6%80.8% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Hampton13-321-11154
S.C. State12-419-15205
Norfolk St.12-417-17220
Beth.-Cook.10-614-18288
Savannah St.9-716-16277
N.C. Central7-913-19311
Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
Howard6-1012-20328
Coppin St.6-109-22326
Morgan St.6-109-22327
Delaware St.5-117-25345
Florida A&M4-128-21349

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
 
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
UCONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86