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Recap - Houston Defeats Southern Methodist 84-80

Houston grabbed an 84-80 win over Southern Methodist on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Joseph Young at Moody Coliseum.

Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as underdogs.

Houston got 16 points from Jherrod Stiggers and another 15 points from TaShawn Thomas. Joseph Young contributed 6 assists, while Tione Womack cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Southern Methodist got a 22-point performance from Nick Russell, who was supported by 21 points from Jalen Jones. Ryan Manuel had 10 assists in a losing cause for Southern Methodist, while Jalen Jones grabbed 8 rebounds.

Houston trailed at halftime, 35-18.

The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 30 boards, while Southern Methodist only had 27.