Men's Basketball Falls to SMU
Jan. 26, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) - Sophomore guard Danuel House scored 22 points and junior forward TaShawn Thomas added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the 33rd double-double of his career, but the University of Houston Men's Basketball dropped a 75-68 decision to American Athletic Conference rival SMU on Sunday inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
SMU guard Nic Moore was 8 of 18 and connected on 11 of 12 from the free throw line to lead all players with 28 points as SMU (16-4, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) shot 61.5 percent in the second half. Markus Kennedy added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Russell had 10 points for SMU.
Houston shot 56.5 percent in the second half and just under 48 percent in the game, including 8 of 18 from behind the arc, but the Cougars turned the ball over 16 times, leading to 16 points off turnovers.
Following Sunday's game, the Cougars hit the road again for a two-game swing. The Cougars face UConn at 8 p.m. (CST), Thursday, in Storrs, Conn., before meeting Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. (CST), Sunday, in Piscataway, N.J.
From there, Houston returns home to play host to a pair of games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars meet No. 12/8 Louisville at 8 p.m., Feb. 5 and square off against Temple at 1 p.m., Feb. 9.
Fans should note that the Feb. 5 vs. No 12/8 Louisville will be part of Guy V. Lewis Night inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Coach Lewis will be recognized for the first time on the court that bears his name with his family and former players in a pregame ceremony for his recent induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Single-game tickets are now on sale for all remaining Houston Men's Basketball home games, including the Feb. 5 showdown against defending national champion Louisville.
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