TEMPLE
15-6
66
TF 15
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Thu Jan. 31
7:00pm
BONUS
73
TF 8
ML: +416
HOU -9.5, O/U 142.5
ML: -535
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Davis, Jarreau lead No. 13 Houston to 73-66 win over Temple

HOUSTON (AP) Corey Davis Jr. wasn't keeping it a secret: Houston came into this rematch against Temple with a chip on its shoulder.

After being called for a charge at the end of a loss to the Owls this month, Davis helped seal up a victory Thursday night.

Davis scored 24 points, DeJon Jarreau added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 13 Houston avenged its only loss of the season with a 73-66 win over Temple.

''We came in this whole entire week very focused,'' Davis said. ''We were ready to go, and I think that played into us playing as well as we did.''

Jarreau had 10 points in the second half, and Davis finished 12 of 13 from the free-throw line as the Cougars (21-1, 8-1 American Athletic Conference) shot 43 percent from the field. Breaon Brady had 13 points and six rebounds.

''On the offensive end, I took what the defense gave me,'' Jarreau said. ''On the defensive end, coach (Kelvin Sampson) preaches defense all the time. If you don't play defense, you aren't playing in the game.''

Houston has won six straight since a 73-69 loss at Temple on Jan. 9 and has won 31 straight home games.

''We win with defense,'' Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said. ''The thing we hang our hat on - and good teams have something they can hang their hat on - is the way we defend and rebound.''

Quinton Rose scored 26 points and Alani Moore II added nine points for the Owls (15-6, 5-3), who have lost three of four. Temple shot 34 percent from the field.

''I think we had our chances,'' Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. ''I don't think we did a great job of keeping people in front of us tonight. There were a couple of plays that we needed to contain better than we did.''

BIG PICTURE

Temple: The Owls started 1 of 13 from the field but finished the first half 10 of 23. Moorman, who had a career-high 20 points in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati, finished with six points, and Shizz Alston Jr., who leads Temple with 18.5 points per game, was held to six.

Dunphy pointed to the foul line as a big difference compared to the first game. The Owls shot 12 of 14 from the line on Thursday after shooting 25 of 28 in the first meeting.

Houston: Armoni Brooks, the Cougars' leading scorer at 14.8 points per game, had a quiet night due to foul trouble. Brooks sat most of the first half with two fouls and finished with three points. Houston held a 34-24 advantage in points in the paint.

HINTON BREAKS NOSE

Sampson said freshman guard Nate Hinton broke his nose after taking an elbow to the face with nine minutes to go in the first half. He walked up the court holding his hand under his nose before being substituted out and taken to the locker room. He returned to the bench late in the first half in a new jersey and with gauze up both nostrils.

''You should see the replay,'' Sampson said. ''That thing was swollen up. It was a nasty break. He'll get X-rays tomorrow, but the doctor said it's broken. He could have come back in, but he couldn't get the bleeding to stop.''

UP NEXT

Temple: Travels to Tulane on Saturday.

Houston: Travels to Central Florida on Feb. 7.

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Key Players
S. Alston Jr.
10 G
G. Robinson Jr.
25 G
31.5 Min. Per Game 31.5
8.1 Pts. Per Game 8.1
5.4 Ast. Per Game 5.4
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
37.5 Field Goal % 42.4
35.8 Three Point % 35.7
90.7 Free Throw % 65.6
  Defensive rebound by Cedrick Alley Jr. 5.0
  Quinton Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
  Lost ball turnover on Corey Davis Jr., stolen by Nate Pierre-Louis 12.0
+ 2 Quinton Rose made layup 23.0
+ 1 Corey Davis Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Corey Davis Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on Nate Pierre-Louis 27.0
  Lost ball turnover on Nate Pierre-Louis, stolen by Armoni Brooks 37.0
+ 1 Corey Davis Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 45.0
+ 1 Corey Davis Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 45.0
  Personal foul on Nate Pierre-Louis 45.0
Team Stats
Points 66 73
Field Goals 23-67 (34.3%) 23-53 (43.4%)
3-Pointers 8-27 (29.6%) 4-18 (22.2%)
Free Throws 12-14 (85.7%) 23-36 (63.9%)
Total Rebounds 41 42
Offensive 9 9
Defensive 25 29
Team 7 4
Assists 9 8
Steals 6 4
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 8 11
Fouls 23 13
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
24 PTS, 5 REB
12T
away team logo Temple 15-6 293766
home team logo 13 Houston 21-1 353873
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 15-6 74.7 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo 13 Houston 21-1 75.3 PPG 44.4 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
1
Q. Rose G 16.3 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.5 APG 40.8 FG%
5
C. Davis Jr. G 17.0 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.8 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
Q. Rose G 26 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
C. Davis Jr. G 24 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
34.3 FG% 43.4
29.6 3PT FG% 22.2
85.7 FT% 63.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 26 4 4 8/22 3/7 7/8 2 35 1 0 0 0 4
N. Pierre-Louis 8 5 0 3/10 0/1 2/2 3 29 1 0 2 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 6 4 0 2/9 2/8 0/0 2 35 1 1 3 0 4
E. Aflakpui 5 5 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 26 0 0 1 4 1
J. Hamilton 4 2 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 4 18 0 0 1 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Rose 26 4 4 8/22 3/7 7/8 2 35 1 0 0 0 4
N. Pierre-Louis 8 5 0 3/10 0/1 2/2 3 29 1 0 2 0 5
S. Alston Jr. 6 4 0 2/9 2/8 0/0 2 35 1 1 3 0 4
E. Aflakpui 5 5 0 2/5 0/0 1/2 4 26 0 0 1 4 1
J. Hamilton 4 2 0 1/3 0/1 2/2 4 18 0 0 1 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Moore II 9 0 2 4/7 1/2 0/0 1 14 1 0 0 0 0
J. Moorman II 6 4 2 2/8 2/6 0/0 4 20 0 0 1 1 3
D. Moore 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 1 1
D. Perry 0 8 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 15 2 0 0 2 6
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Jackson Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Parks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Keshgegian - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Waddington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. West - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 34 9 23/67 8/27 12/14 23 200 6 1 8 9 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Davis Jr. 24 5 0 5/11 2/5 12/13 1 39 1 0 2 0 5
B. Brady 13 6 2 5/6 0/0 3/7 2 26 0 2 0 3 3
G. Robinson Jr. 7 0 3 1/8 1/6 4/6 0 35 1 1 1 0 0
A. Brooks 3 1 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 3 14 1 0 1 0 1
F. White Jr. 2 4 0 1/4 0/0 0/2 3 13 0 1 3 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Davis Jr. 24 5 0 5/11 2/5 12/13 1 39 1 0 2 0 5
B. Brady 13 6 2 5/6 0/0 3/7 2 26 0 2 0 3 3
G. Robinson Jr. 7 0 3 1/8 1/6 4/6 0 35 1 1 1 0 0
A. Brooks 3 1 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 3 14 1 0 1 0 1
F. White Jr. 2 4 0 1/4 0/0 0/2 3 13 0 1 3 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jarreau 14 12 1 6/10 0/0 2/2 3 28 0 1 2 1 11
N. Hinton 4 2 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 1 1 1
C. Harris Jr. 3 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/4 1 9 1 1 0 1 0
C. Alley Jr. 3 7 1 1/6 0/4 1/2 0 29 0 0 1 2 5
B. Gresham 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Goesling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Gorham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Broodo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. VanBeck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 38 8 23/53 4/18 23/36 13 200 4 6 11 9 29