Florida A&M vs Houston

Houston 81, Florida A&,M 76

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HOUSTON (AP) - Leon Gibson scored 20 points and TaShawn Thomas added 11 points to go with his 20 rebounds as Houston beat Florida A&M 81-76 on Friday in the season opener for both teams.

The Cougars were clinging to a 77-76 lead with under a minute to go when Gibson grabbed an offensive rebound and dunked to put Houston up by three with 49 seconds left.

Florida A&M's Jamie Adams missed a 3-pointer, Thomas added one of his five blocks and J.J. Thompson sank two free throws after a steal to seal the win. Jherrod Stiggers added 19 points for the Cougars and Gibson also had 10 rebounds.

Florida A&M led by one at the half and scored the first five points of the second half to go up 40-34. Instead, the Cougars climbed back into it behind Gibson and Thomas.

Adams and Reggie Lewis led the Rattlers with 18 points each.

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Florida A&M (0-1)354176
Houston (1-0) «344781

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Florida A&M Rattlers
J. Bradshaw, F245-102-252114
R. Lewis, G346-153-415018
W. Davis, G330-14-62014
J. Adams, G317-231-353318
M. Teal, F232-40-06144
M. Abdul-Aleem, G225-111-450511
T. Kellum, F121-30-02022
J. Bush, G101-31-20013
O. Odi, F101-10-03052
M. Badejo, C10-00-00010
Total 28-7112-2136112376
 39.4%57.1% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F324-93-5202311
L. Gibson, F298-94-4100120
J. Stiggers, G276-132-252219
J. Thompson, G221-54-41347
L. Barnes, G160-40-01110
B. Morris, G254-72-220212
T. Womack, G231-52-35314
D. House, F151-64-63026
M. McLean, F111-30-02122
Total 26-6121-2652121881
 42.6%80.8% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350

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
 
Other games
LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
UCONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
NULL 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86