Dotson with 32 as Cougars cruise past Tulane

Feb. 8, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - University of Houston senior guard Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 32 points as the Cougars cruised past Tulane 91-62 on Wednesday night inside Devlin Fieldhouse.

Dotson was 12 of 16 from the floor including 6 of 7 from distance for the Cougars (17-7, 8-4 American) who have won four straight. Rob Gray Jr. added 18 points and Armoni Brooks 10.

Houston trailed early but Dotson and Wes VanBeck made back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Cougars on top 15-13 with 11:41 left in the half. They had a 38-23 advantage at the break.

Dotson drained two 3-pointers early in the second half to push it to 51-32 with 15:38 left and the Cougars cruised from there, taking it to 68-36 on a Gray 3 with 10:31 remaining.

Cameron Reynolds led the Green Wave (4-20, 1-11) with 13 points and six rebounds. Tulane has lost eight straight.

• Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars hit the road again to take on Tulsa at 5 p.m., Saturday, inside Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla.
• Second meeting between the two teams after the Cougars claimed a 64-61 win in Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 4... Game can be seen on ESPNU and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• From there, Cougars play host to No. 25/rv SMU at 5 p.m., Feb. 18, inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Cougars look to split the regular-season series after the Mustangs took an 85-64 win on Jan. 21 in Dallas.
• Game can be seen on ESPN2 and heard on KPRC 950 AM.

Single-game tickets and group ticket packages are available to accommodate all budgets. Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order tickets.

Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs. Main campus students may purchase student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.

Single game tickets begin at only $12 for American Athletic Conference games.

The Cougars also will take part in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Houston fans are invited to visit pledgeit.org/cvc-houston and pledge a dollar amount for every 3-pointer the Cougars make from Feb. 1 to March 5.

The funds raised will help the American Cancer Society continue its mission to improving and saving lives by doing the most to help people with cancer today and working tirelessly to find cures for the disease tomorrow.

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To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

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