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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Scoreboard
East Carolina (9-9)314576
Houston (10-9) «424082

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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
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
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