NCAA Basketball

Houston Cougars (22-10)


Wed. 2/24 Sun. 2/28 Thu. 3/3 Fri. 3/11 Wed. 3/16
@ UCF 
W 88-61
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@ UConn 
W 75-68
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vs. Cin 
W 69-56
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vs. Tulane 
L 69-72
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@ GaTech 
L 62-81
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Smith has 20 as Georgia Tech drops Houston 81-62 in NIT

ATLANTA (AP) Adam Smith scored 20 points and Georgia Tech pulled away in the second half to beat Houston 81-62 on Wednesday night in an opening-round NIT game.

Marcus Georges-Hunt had 19 points and Charles Mitchell had 12 for Georgia Tech (20-14), which will play at South Carolina in the second round on Monday night.

Devonta Pollard led Houston (22-10) with 21 points. Damyean Dotson had 14. Rob Gray Jr., who averages a team-leading 16.3 points, had only nine. The Cougars made only 2 of 13 3-pointers.

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Leaders
Points: D. Pollard14.0
Rebounds: D. Dotson6.8
Assists: G. Robinson Jr.3.4
FG%: D. Dotson50.6%
FT%: D. Pollard74.7%
3P%: D. Dotson36.7%
Steals: R. Gray Jr.1.2
Blocks: D. Knowles0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Temple 14-4 21-12
24 SMU 13-5 25-5
Houston 12-6 22-10
Cincinnati 12-6 22-11
Tulsa 12-6 20-12
Connecticut 11-7 25-11
Memphis 8-10 19-15
UCF 6-12 12-18
East Carolina 4-14 12-20
South Florida 4-14 8-25
Tulane 3-15 12-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 77.4 (71)
Rebounds: 12.8 (41)
Assists: 12.9 (202)
FG%: 46.6% (49)
FT%: 70.7% (142)
3P%: 34.8% (162)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.3 (107)
Rebounds: 24.8 (213)
Assists: 11.9 (87)
FG%: 42.1% (93)
FT%: 70.5% (216)
3P%: 30.3% (9)
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