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Houston Downs Texas Southern 78-75 - Match Report

Houston got 23 points from TaShawn Thomas en route to a 78-75 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Joseph Young had 21 points for Houston and J.J. Thompson chipped in with 10 points. J.J. Thompson had 6 assists for them, while TaShawn Thomas was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Texas Southern got 29 points from Omar Strong in a losing cause and another 12 points from Raymond Penn. Raymond Penn contributed 10 assists for them, while Fred Sturdivant had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Texas Southern were victorious, as the score was 35-27 at the break.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-35.