• My Scores
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • NCAA BB
  • NBA
  • NHL

San Jose State vs Houston

San Jose State tops Houston 72-68


  •  

HOUSTON (AP) Rashad Muhammad's 3-pointer with 1:32 left in the second half helped seal a big comeback as San Jose State beat Houston 72-68 on Saturday night.

Muhammad scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half for the Spartans (3-6), who trailed by as many as 15 in the game and 13 with 8:38 left in the contest. San Jose State used an 18-1 run over the next five minutes to take a 65-61 lead. The San Jose State defense held Houston (6-4) to just three field goals in the last 10:18 of the game.

With San Jose State trailing 66-65, Muhammad drilled his fifth 3-pointer of the game to give San Jose State the lead for good. The Cougars would not get any closer than two points for the rest of the game.

Jalen James scored 12 points, dished out 10 assists and pulled down 13 rebounds to record the second triple-double in school history.

Devante Wilson added 16 points to help San Jose State stop a two-game losing streak. The Spartans have won three of their last five games after a four-game losing streak to start the season.

Isaac Thornton and D.J. Brown added eight points apiece for San Jose State, who avenged a 77-75 loss to the Cougars last November in California.

Jherrod Stiggers scored 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting for Houston. Brandon Morris added 17 points and TaShawn Thomas had 12 for the Cougars. Houston has lost four of five after starting the season with a five-game winning streak.

The Spartans opened the second half with a 10-6 burst and pulled to within 47-42 with 14:24 left in the game, but Houston countered with a 13-5 run - led by Morris' eight points - to take a 60-47 lead with 8:38 to play.

That's when Muhammad got hot and drove the Spartans' 18-1 run over the next five minutes. Muhammad scored 13 points, including nine from beyond the arc. Brown (three points) and James (two points) also scored during the second-half run.

Houston led 41-29 at the half as Stiggers led all players with 15 first-half points. After falling behind 4-1 early, the Cougars rolled off a 21-3 run to take a 22-7 lead with 9 minutes left in the half.

San Jose State's Jaleel Williams landed awkwardly and left the game with a right knee injury with 14:57 left in the first half and did not return. Williams' is the Spartans' second leading scorer, averaging 13.1 points per game.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
San Jose State (3-6) «294372
Houston (6-4)412768

Related Video

November 18, 2014
Val Ackerman joins We Need To Talk (4:48)
November 18, 2014
Clark Kellogg on the Doug Gottlieb Show
(6:27)
November 17, 2014
Shaka Smart 'Father Figure'
(2:11)
November 14, 2014
Ed O'Bannon on the Doug Gottlieb Show
(8:28)
 

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens No. 34 Kansas Jayhawks adidas Cream Replica Basketball Jersey

Thanksgiving SALE! Save 15% Off $75
Use code THANKS15
Shop Now

Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wyoming0-05-0123
Colorado St.0-04-025
San Diego St0-05-112
Boise St.0-04-121
UNLV0-03-192
Air Force0-03-2320
New Mexico0-03-2292
Utah St.0-03-260
Nevada0-02-330
San Jose St.0-01-3337
Fresno St.0-00-5312

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cincinnati0-04-0161
So. Florida0-04-158
Connecticut0-03-15
Tulane0-03-1300
UCF0-03-176
Houston0-02-1127
Temple0-03-262
Tulsa0-03-2258
E. Carolina0-03-3351
SMU0-03-367
Memphis0-01-1156
 
Other games
HBU 53 Final
MICH 107
UCLA 71 Final
MIZZ 80
ULL 74 Final
LOU 113
NWST 76 Final
MEMP 96
BYU 96 Final
MASS 105
MU 64 Final
WISC 70
KAN 72 Final
COLO 75
CCSU 56 Final
OHST 74
UNLV 58 Final
ARIZ 63
NOVA 98 Final
STJO 68
UNI 82 Final
ISU 91
BING 65 Final
SYR 93
ORAL 58 Final
WICH 71
DAYT 75 Final
ILLST 81
DRKE 66 Final
IOWA 83
NMST 68 Final
GONZ 80