Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/14/14
For University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas, it was all about perfect timing. In the waning seconds of Thursday's quarterfinal game of the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament against No. 25 SMU, Thomas orchestrated the play of the game. In one of its most complete games of the season, Houston stunned SMU 68-64 at FedExFor-um, in large part because Thomas came through when it mattered most. With UH leading 64-61, Danuel House missed the front end of a one-and-one with 29 seconds remaining, keeping it a one-possession game. With 17 seconds left, SMU big man Cannen Cunningham penetrated to the basket, only to have his shot swatted by Thomas, with House coming up with the loose ball. After House sank two free throws to extend Houston's lead to 66-61, the Cougars completed the upset when SMU guard Nic Moore misfired on a 3-point attempt that fell into the waiting arms of L.J. Rose with 0.8 seconds remaining. With three victories over ranked teams this season (the...
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