Hous­ton keeps win streak at home alive

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS -

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 in Hous­ton.

Jar­reau added eight re­bounds and five as­sists. He scored 11 con­sec­u­tive points in the sec­ond half, in­clud­ing six straight to give Hous­ton a 63-58 lead with 31⁄2 min­utes left. Davis and Jar­reau each made free throws in the fi­nal 20 sec­onds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1 AAC).

Galen Robin­son Jr. had 10 points for Hous­ton, which won its eighth straight and ex­tended its home win­ning streak to 32 games. Hous­ton shot 49 per­cent from the field.

Jar­ron Cum­ber­land scored 27 points on 9of-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 3pointer 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.

Dunk wins it: An­dre Wes­son scored the last of his 15 points on a tiebreak­ing dunk with 20 sec­onds left to help Ohio State pull off a 55-52 vic­tory over In­di­ana in Bloomington, Ind.

The Buck­eyes (16-7, 6-6 Big Ten) won their third straight over­all and added a key road vic­tory to their post­sea­son re­sume.

Romeo Lang­ford had 15 points to lead In­di­ana (1311, 4-9), which has lost nine of its last 10 and four in a row at home. Devonte Green had 10 points and Juwan Mor­gan fin­ished with a ca­reer-high 14 re­bounds.

Af­ter trail­ing 47-38 with 6:25 to go, the Hoosiers tied the score when Lang­ford made In­di­ana’s third con­sec­u­tive 3 with 4:52 to go. The Hoosiers re­took the lead on Green’s long, shot-clock beat­ing 3 with 1:46 left. That made it 52-49.

C.J. Jack­son tied it again with another 3 late in the shot clock and Wes­son’s dunk af­ter a time­out gave Ohio State the lead for good.

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