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Houston rolls to 5-0, races past Cornell for an 83-53 win

HOUSTON (AP) Devin Davis scored 18 points and Houston built a 19-point halftime lead and cruised to an 83-53 win over Cornell Saturday.

It was the fourth time in five games that the Cougars (5-0) have beaten their opponent by 27 points or more.

Fresh off a 72-71 win over Vermont to win the Gulf Coast Showcase tournament, the Cougars roared to a 14-0 lead and led 26-2 before the Big Red got its second field goal.

Davis was 8 of 11 shooting from the field and grabbed nine rebounds for Houston. Rob Gray Jr. added 15 points and Wes VanBeck contributed 12 off the bench.

Matt Morgan scored 23 points for Cornell (1-5), which faced Houston for the first time. JoJo Fallas added 12 points and the Big Red shot just 31.4 percent from the field (16 of 51), including 6 of 28 from distance.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Armoni Brooks 13.0
  Joseph Bayless missed jump shot 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Cornell 25.0
  Kyle Meyer missed jump shot 27.0
  Offensive rebound by Kyle Meyer 37.0
  Armoni Brooks missed jump shot 39.0
  Defensive rebound by Armoni Brooks 52.0
  Joseph Bayless missed jump shot 54.0
+ 1 Morris Dunnigan made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:16
+ 1 Morris Dunnigan made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:16
  Morris Dunnigan missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:16
Team Stats
Points 53 83
Field Goals 16-52 (30.8%) 33-60 (55.0%)
3-Pointers 6-28 (21.4%) 4-11 (36.4%)
Free Throws 15-18 (83.3%) 13-21 (61.9%)
Total Rebounds 31 40
Offensive 8 11
Defensive 18 27
Team 5 2
Assists 9 12
Steals 7 7
Blocks 1 2
Turnovers 19 12
Fouls 21 21
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 9 REB
12T
away team logo Cornell 1-5 262753
home team logo Houston 5-0 453883
Team Stats
away team logo Cornell 1-5 69.3 PPG 35.9 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo Houston 5-0 75.3 PPG 44.4 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
10
M. Morgan G 22.2 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.0 APG 51.3 FG%
00
D. Davis F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Morgan G 23 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
D. Davis F 18 PTS 9 REB 0 AST
30.8 FG% 55.0
21.4 3PT FG% 36.4
83.3 FT% 61.9
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Morgan 23 4 1 8/19 5/13 2/2 2 37 1 0 1 0 4
J. Fallas 12 2 0 3/6 1/4 5/5 1 26 3 0 2 0 2
J. Warren 7 5 2 3/6 0/0 1/1 2 30 0 1 1 3 2
D. Smith 5 5 2 1/3 0/0 3/3 0 16 0 0 1 3 2
R. Hatter 4 6 2 1/10 0/7 2/3 3 28 1 0 4 0 6
W. Bathurst 2 3 2 0/3 0/1 2/2 1 19 2 0 1 1 2
D. Fleming 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0
K. Brown 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
J. Bayless 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
S. Gettings 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 0/2 5 16 0 0 4 1 0
J. Gordon 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
T. Whiteside 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 5 13 0 0 2 0 0
B. Bunce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Onuorah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Abdur-Ra'oof - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 26 9 16/52 6/28 15/18 21 200 7 1 19 8 18
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Davis 18 9 0 8/11 0/1 2/6 3 25 1 0 3 3 6
W. VanBeck 12 4 1 3/5 1/1 5/5 3 22 1 0 1 1 3
D. Dotson 10 4 1 4/6 2/4 0/0 4 25 0 0 2 2 2
A. Brooks 7 4 0 2/4 1/1 2/2 1 16 0 0 0 0 4
M. Dunnigan 7 3 0 3/7 0/3 1/2 2 13 0 0 1 0 3
D. Knowles 6 4 0 3/5 0/0 0/2 0 20 0 0 1 1 3
B. Nkali 2 5 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 2 1 2 3
K. Meyer 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 2 0
X. Dupree 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
M. Hirbod 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Gray Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Sangoyomi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 38 12 33/60 4/11 13/21 21 145 7 2 12 11 27