Jarreau, Davis help Houston to victory
NO. 12 HOUSTON 65, NO. 25 CINCINNATI 58
HOUSTON — DeJon Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 and No. 12 Houston held off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58 on Sunday.
Jarreau added eight rebounds and five assists. He scored 11 consecutive points in the second half, including six consecutive to give Houston a 63-58 lead with 3 ½ minutes left. Davis and Jarreau each made free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1 American Athletic Conference).
Galen Robinson Jr. had 10 points for Houston, which won its eighth consecutive and extended its home winning streak to 32 games. Houston shot 49 percent from the field.
Jarron Cumberland scored 27 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Cane Broome added 10 points for Cincinnati (20-4, 9-2), which had its eight-game winning streak snapped. The Bearcats shot 33 percent from the field, including 27 percent in the second half.
After taking a 58-57 lead on Cumberland’s three-pointer with 6:11 left, Cincinnati missed its last 11 field goals and went scoreless for the rest of the game.
Houston led 34-33 at the half behind Davis’ 11 points.
The Cougars were able to use their size to change shots and prevent the Bearcats from getting any easy looks. Brison Gresham had four blocks and the Cougars finished with nine as a team. Houston held a 42-36 advantage in rebounding. Houston held a 32-20 advantage in points in the paint.
NO. 20 IOWA 80, NORTHWESTERN 79
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jordan Bohannon hit a three-pointer from 23 feet with three-tenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa rallied from a 13-point deficit and beat Northwestern.
Bohannon scored his first points with 5:28 to go on a jumper and finished with 15 points with 3-for-4 shooting from three-point range, including the winner for Iowa (19-5, 8-5, Big Ten).
Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 21 points, including a three-pointer that was part of the Hawkeyes’ comeback with less than six minutes remaining. Tyler Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Isaiah Moss scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting.
Iowa has won three consecutive and sits three games behind Michigan in the Big Ten Conference standings.
Vic Law had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Taylor scored 16 points, A.J. Turner added 15 and Dererk Pardon scored 13 for Northwestern (1211, 3-9).
The Hawkeyes struggled through most of the game against the visiting Wildcats, getting beat heavily on the boards (37-26) and allowing Northwestern to shoot better than 50 percent from the field.
The Hawkeyes got a season-defining win 10 days ago against Michigan and backed that up on the road at Indiana. A furious comeback helped erase what would’ve been a letdown, and now positions the Hawkeyes for several crucial games to better their NCAA Tournament seeding down the stretch.
Cincinnati forward Trevon Scott (left) and Houston guard Dejon Jarreau (13) scramble for the ball in the Cougars’ 65-58 victory over the Bearcats on Sunday.