Jar­reau, Davis help Hous­ton to vic­tory

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

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.

AP/MICHAEL WYKE

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.

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