Houston 79, Oklahoma State 63

Houston 79, Oklahoma State 63


HOUSTON - Jamal Shead scored 23 points, Emanuel Sharp added 16 points and No. 5 Houston beat Oklahoma State 79-63.

The Cougars played most of the second half without coach Kelvin Sampson, who got two technical fouls and was ejected with 15:08 remaining. Sampson stormed to the other end of the court and started yelling at the officials for not calling fouls against Oklahoma State. He had to be restrained by his players and assistant coaches and ushered off the floor.

Shead had 17 points in the first half on 6-of-10 shooting as Houston built a 40-21 halftime lead. Shead, who finished 8 of 12, scored just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting in Houston’s 78-65 loss at Kansas on Saturday.

Mylik Wilson had 12 points for Houston. After allowing Kansas to shoot 69%, the Cougars (20-2, 7-3 Big 12) limited Oklahoma State to 40% shooting and 5 of 21 on 3-pointers. Houston also outrebounded the Cowboys 34-27 and turned 17 turnovers into 24 points.

Houston shot 50% and extended the team’s home winning streak to 18 games.

Javon Small scored 18 points and John-Michael Wright added 13 points for Oklahoma State (10-13, 2-8).

Leading 9-8 with 14 minutes remaining, Houston reeled off 13 straight to open a 14-point lead on Shead’s jumper with nine minutes remaining in the first half. The run was highlighted by a no-look shot off the backboard from the paint by Wilson that resulted in a three-point play.


Oklahoma State: The Cowboys dropped to 0-7 in Quad 1 games and 0-6 on the road this season. Oklahoma State went 24 of 37 from the free-throw line.

Houston: The Cougars won their 20th game for a ninth straight season. Houston improved to 14-0 in Quads 2-4 games. The Cougars are 6-3 in Quad 1 games.

Houston athletics press release

February 6, 2024