LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jherrod Stiggers scored 25, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Houston over Texas Tech 82-69 in the Las Vegas Classic consolation game Tuesday night.
Stiggers, who had seven rebounds, finished 8 of 12 from the field and took nine shots from 3-point range.
Also for Houston (6-4), L.J. Rose had 16 points and 8 assists as the Cougars knocked down 13 of 24 from 3-point range and finished from the field at 54 percent. Devonta Pollard had 12 points and Eric Weary had 11 points and 9 rebounds for Houston, which led for the last 36 minutes and went 3-1 at the Classic.
Devaugntah Williams led Texas Tech (9-3) with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Randy Onwuasor added 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Robert Turner had 12 points and 5 rebounds for the Red Raiders, who finished the Classic at 2-2, but losing the two games in Las Vegas on back-to-back nights.
After the lead changed hands three times in the early moments, the Cougars took the lead for good at 6-4 and later built their biggest lead of the half at 36-19. The Red Raiders started showing life late in the half, cutting the lead to 41-34 at halftime.
Texas Tech finished the half from the field at 9 of 24 (38 percent), while the Cougars were 15 of 29 (52 percent).
Texas Tech kept the late first-half momentum going into the second half, converting two 3-pointers to cut it to 41-40, but the Cougars answered with two threes and the lead never got below five again.
This was the second straight year the teams faced each other in a third-place game. The Red Raiders defeated Houston at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn last season. The all-time series is now favors Houston 28-27.
Houston hosts Mississippi Valley State at 4 p.m., Sunday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
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To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.
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Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
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Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.
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