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Houston 81, Western Kentucky 57


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HOUSTON - Quentin Grimes scored a career-high 33 points and had six rebounds to help No. 12 Houston beat Western Kentucky 81-57.

Grimes scored 21 points in the first half, including 18 straight at one point. The junior guard finished 11 of 21 from the field, making 8 of 16 on 3-pointers.

Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark each had 12 points, and DeJon Jarreau had nine points for Houston (19-3). The Cougars shot 46%, including 13 of 31 on 3-pointers.

Houston forced the Hilltoppers (15-5) into 20 turnovers, which they turned into 27 points.

Taveion Hollingsworth had 17 points, and Charles Bassey added nine points and seven rebounds for Western Kentucky, which saw its six-game winning streak snapped. The Hilltoppers shot 42%.

Bassey, the Hilltoppers' leading scorer with 18 points a game, was double-teamed throughout. He finished 3 of 7 from the field.

Trailing 40-39 early in the second half, Houston used an 18-2 run to take a 15-point lead on a 3-pointer by Jarreau with 13 1/2 minutes remaining. Jarreau had seven points in the spurt.

Western Kentucky got no closer than 12 the rest of the way.

February 25, 2021



Western Kentucky
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Williams F 31 3-6 1-1 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 7
C. Bassey C 35 3-7 2-2 1-3 1-7 0 2 1 3 3 9
T. Hollingsworth G 35 5-12 7-7 0-2 0-1 2 0 2 3 0 17
J. Anderson G 31 2-8 2-2 0-3 2-5 0 0 1 0 1 6
D. McKnight G 22 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-4 4 0 1 5 3 3
K. Cooper   18 4-6 0-0 1-3 0-3 1 0 0 1 2 9
J. Rawls   15 2-3 0-0 2-3 0-2 1 0 0 3 1 6
K. Milton   5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Osawe   5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Cozart   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Harlan   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 20-48
(.417)
13-14
(.929)
4-17
(.235)
9-31 8 2 5 20 12 57


Houston
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Gorham F 35 1-5 0-0 0-1 5-8 5 0 1 1 0 2
R. Chaney F 16 2-3 2-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 6
Q. Grimes G 35 11-21 3-3 8-16 1-6 1 0 2 3 1 33
D. Jarreau G 33 3-6 2-2 1-2 2-4 4 0 5 3 2 9
M. Sasser G 24 4-12 2-2 2-7 0-2 3 1 1 1 2 12
T. Mark   19 5-8 0-0 2-3 0-3 0 1 1 1 1 12
B. Gresham   16 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 2 1 0 0 2
F. White Jr.   12 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 0 3 5
J. Shead   7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 0
J. Roberts   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0
C. Tyson   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 29-63
(.460)
10-11
(.909)
13-31
(.419)
12-31 15 8 13 9 13 81

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