Central Florida 104, Houston 83

Isaiah Sykes scored 24 points as the host Knights ended the Cougars’ four-game winning streak in the regular-season finale for both teams. Sykes, who missed Tuesday’s overtime loss at Temple with a foot injury, added eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals for Central Florida (12-17, 4-14 AAC), which moved out of its last-place tie with South Florida and Temple. Daiquan...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston 78, South Florida 69

Danuel House had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the host Cougars held off a second-half charge to beat the Bulls. L.J. Rose had 16 points and five assists for Houston (16-14, 8-9 American Athletic Conference), which shot 55.1 percent from the field, including 12-of-23 from 3-point range. Jherrod Stiggers added 15 points off the bench, helping make up for an off night...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston 89, Temple 79

TaShawn Thomas recorded 24 points, four rebounds and three assists as the visiting Cougars downed the Owls. Danrad Knowles added 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting for Houston (15-14, 7-9 AAC), which finished 18-of-21 from the free-throw line. Danuel House notched 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds while Jherrod Stiggers tallied 10 points for the Cougars, who shot a sizzling 61.5...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston upsets No. 21 Memphis in front of home crowd

The Houston Cougars pumped fists and bumped chests. Then came the smiles, a rare sight in a season that has offered very few reasons. The Cougars pulled off their biggest win of the season Thursday night, upsetting No. 21 Memphis 77-68 in front of an announced crowd of 3,628 at Hofheinz Pavilion. "We just told ourselves to not get punched first," forward TaShawn Thomas...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston 88, Central Florida 84

Danuel House went 8-of-8 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead the Cougars to an American Athletic Conference victory at home. Jherrod Stiggers was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and scored 17 points for the Cougars (13-14, 5-9), who made 10-of-16 3-point attempts. TaShawn Thomas accounted for 11 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and three blocks while L.J...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston outlasts UCF 88-84

Danuel House had 18 points, including 8 of 8 from the line, as Houston held on for an 88-84 win over Central Florida Saturday. Jherrod Stiggers added 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, and L.J. Rose chipped in 12 points and seven assists for Houston (13-14, 5-9 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Tristan Spurlock had 21 points,...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Preview

Tomorrow is a business game for the Bearcats. At home against a league minnow, you take care of business. It sounds like we could have damn near a sellout on our hands tomorrow. That's pretty awesome. This isn't the type of game that one necessarily looks forward to, but it's the type of game where one is anxious to see where the team stands. How will they respond after...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas, Houston roll past Temple 88-74

TaShawn Thomas had 25 points and nine rebounds as Houston snapped its five-game losing streak with an 88-74 win over Temple Sunday. Thomas finished 10 of 12 shooting and had six blocks as the Cougars (12-12, 4-7 American) shot 54 percent for the game, including 11 of 24 from behind the arc. Jherrod Stiggers added 20 points off the bench, Danuel House chipped in 16 and Brandon Morris...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cold shooting does in Houston against Louisville

Houston couldn't overcome an early cold shooting stretch against Louisville. Russ Smith scored 17 points and No. 14 Louisville and the Cardinals weathered a second half rally by the Cougars to beat Houston 77-62 on Wednesday night. TaShawn Thomas had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jherrod Stiggers added 14 points to lead the Cougars (11-12, 3-7), who dropped their fifth...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston powers past Rutgers 77-55

Danrad Knowles had 16 points and eight rebounds as Houston used a huge second half to pull away from the Rutgers for a 77-55 win Sunday. Knowles had 11 points in the second half as the Cougars used a 22-3 run over a 7 1/2 minute stretch in the second half to pull away. Danuel House added 14 points, Brandon Morris and TaShawn Thomas each had 12 points, and Jherrod Stiggers scored...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati narrowly beat Houston 61-60

Sean Kilpatrick had 17 points as the Cincinnati Bearcats withstood a Houston rally in the second half to pull out a 61-60 win over the Cougars Tuesday night for their seventh straight win. Jermaine Sanders added 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting, and Titus Rubles chipped in 7 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (14-2, 3-0 American), which shot 37 percent from the field and...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Preview

Cincinnati makes their second conference road trip of the year to another team that is undefeated in the league, the Houston Cougars. Houston has picked up a surprising home victory in this short conference slate by defeating Connecticut. Cincinnati picked up a huge road win by defeating Memphis. This is a very important game in the sense we'll see who the Bearcats are on the...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston tops South Florida 67-58

TaShawn Thomas scored 13 points to lead Houston to a 67-58 victory over South Florida on Saturday. Danrad Knowles and Tione Womack each had 12 points and Jherrod Stiggers finished with 11 for Houston. The Cougars (10-5) improved to 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference, coming in off an upset of No. 17 Connecticut on New Year's Eve. Martino Brock had 11 points and Chris Perry...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston snaps 2-game skid, tops Alcorn State 89-58

The Houston Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak with an 89-58 win over Alcorn State Monday night. TaShawn Thomas scored 19 points and added 9 rebounds for Houston (7-4), which had lost four of five after starting the year with a six-game winning streak. Danrad Knowles added 19 points for Houston, which improved to 5-0 all-time against the Braves (3-5). LeAntwan Luckett scored...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston rally beats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-67

TaShawn Thomas had 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting to help Houston rally for a 78-67 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday night. Jherrod Stiggers had 13 points and 5 rebounds, Danrad Knowles added 13 points and 5 rebounds on 4 of 5 shooting, L.J. Rose scored 13 points and 5 assists and Tione Womack scored 10 points with 6 assists for the Cougars (6-2), who snapped a two-game...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sluggish Houston pull away from Howard, 75-62

Danuel House had 23 points and 9 rebounds as the Houston Cougars overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Howard Bison 75-62 in a regional round of the Legends Classic Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas finished with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks, Jherrod Stiggers added 16 points and L.J. Rose chipped in 10 points and five assists as the Cougars (5-0) rallied from a 10-point first...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Houston tops UT-San Antonio 80-62

Jherrod Stiggers had 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc as the Houston Cougars pulled away midway through the first half for an 80-62 win over the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas finished with 14 points and six rebounds with four blocks. Thomas was 6 of 7 from the field for Houston (3-0), which shot 55.8 percent from the field in the game...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston beats Texas-Pan American 77-65

TaShawn Thomas scored 19 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead Houston to a 77-65 win over Texas-Pan American Monday night. L.J. Rose added 16 points and six assists while Danuel House scored 15 for the Cougars (2-0). The Broncos (0-2) stayed with Houston for the majority of the game but faded down the stretch. UTPA's Javorn Farrell hit a pair of free throws...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

#83 Houston Cougars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston 96, Tulane 94

Joseph Young scored a career-high 32 points, including the game-winner to lift Houston over Tulane 96-94 Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. TaShawn Thomas, Leon Gibson and Jherrod Stiggers had 14 points each to help Houston (18-11, 7-9 Conference USA) win its third in a row. After Josh Davis converted a three-point play for Tulane to tie it 91-91, Young...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston 84, SMU 80

Jherrod Stiggers scored the first 6 points in overtime for Houston, including a 3-pointer, and the Cougars went on to record an 84-80 victory over SMU on Saturday. Houston (14-7, 3-5 Conference USA) forced the overtime after trailing by 17 points at halftime. The Cougars outscored the Mustangs (12-11, 2-6) 53-26 in the second half. Joseph Young led the way for Houston with 17 points...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston 66, UAB 61

TaShawn Thomas had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday night and Houston defeated UAB 66-61 to end a four-game losing streak. Joseph Young scored 14 points and Jherrod Stiggers scored 11 for the Cougars (13-6, 2-4 Conference USA). The game had seven lead changes, but Houston ran off seven straight points to lead 61-55 with 2:26 left. UAB (8-12, 0-5) closed the margin to 62-61...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Prairie View 81, Houston 80

Jourdan DeMuynck scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Prairie View beat undefeated Houston 81-80 on Wednesday night. DeMuynck was 10 of 17 from the field. Carl Blair scored 15. Montreal Scott added 10. Josh Eleby had seven rebounds. Prairie View (4-5) led 44-39 at the half and shot 48.5 percent from the field for the game. Houston shot 49 percent from the field for...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 77, Texas A&M-CC 75

TaShawn Thomas scored 23 points Sunday and Houston held on to beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 77-75. The Cougars (5-0) also got 17 points from Jherrod Stiggers, and Danuel House and J.J. Thompson scored 10 apiece for Houston. Joseph Young's basket with 1:47 to play gave Houston a 75-73 lead and he scored again with 31 seconds as the Cougars won. Will Nelson led all scorers...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 106, Louisiana College 59

TaShawn Thomas had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Houston rolled past Louisiana College 106-59 Monday night. The Cougars, who are off to their first 4-0 start since 1997-98, also got 17 points from Jherrod Stiggers, 14 from Joseph Young, 12 from Danuel House and 10 each from Leon Gibson and Brandon Morris. Houston led 55-26 at halftime and hit the century mark when J.J. Thompson...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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