SMU vs Houston

Houston 62, SMU 59

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HOUSTON (AP) - Joseph Young scored 27 points and Houston held off a second-half rally for a 62-59 victory over Southern Methodist on Saturday night.

Young connected on four 3-pointers for the Cougars (13-14, 5-9 Conference USA).

Jonathon Simmons scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Houston, and TaShawn Thomas scored 10 points. Jimmie Jones sparked the defense with four steals.

Robert Nyakundi had 24 points and three steals for SMU (12-17, 3-11). Jeremiah Samarrippas had nine assists and Shawn Williams had seven rebounds.

Houston had a 22-6 scoring advantage in the paint but SMU had a 21-16 scoring margin off turnovers and 15-5 off the bench.

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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (12-17)203959
Houston (13-14) «283462

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SMU Mustangs
R. Nyakundi, F287-134-420424
J. Samarrippas, G322-60-01926
L. Giles, G283-41-22009
A. Patsevich, G232-40-00135
L. Smith, G200-10-03120
S. Williams212-61-27126
R. Clinkscales192-50-02016
C. Cunningham111-10-02012
J. Jones100-41-21021
R. Manuel80-30-00020
Totals 19-477-1021121959
 40.4%70% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F335-50-070210
A. Harris, F323-70-14116
J. Simmons, G354-83-581212
J. Young, G358-137-742327
J. Thompson, G191-40-12232
J. Jones172-20-00204
L. Gibson150-11-21201
D. Thibodeaux140-20-02130
Totals 23-4211-1630111462
 54.8%68.8% 
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Temple2-59-950
E. Carolina2-58-10302
So. Florida0-67-12296
 
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