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Houston 72, Cincinnati 59

By KEITH JENKINS
Associated Press

CINCINNATI - Jarace Walker scored a game-high 21 points, J'Wan Roberts added 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 Houston defeated Cincinnati 72-59.

The Cougars, who defeated the Bearcats in each of the last two American Athletic Conference tournaments, extended their winning streak to seven straight over their soon-to-be Big 12 Conference foe.

Both Houston and Cincinnati are scheduled to leave the AAC for the Big 12 on July 1.

Cincinnati guard Landers Nolley II knocked down his first four shots - all from 3-point range - to keep the Bearcats (11-6, 2-2), within striking distance. Nolley scored zero points the rest of the way.

Houston, powered by Walker, went on a 12-3 run and never looked back. The 6-foot-8 freshman had 11 points at halftime and the Cougars led 35-28 at the break.

Houston scored seven points off six first-half turnovers for the Bearcats and owned a 16-8 advantage in the paint at intermission.

The Cougars opened the second half with five quick points, including a 3 by Jamal Shead, prompting Cincinnati coach Wes Miller to call a timeout.

The Bearcats then committed another turnover that resulted in a breakaway dunk by Walker.

Cincinnati pulled to within 10 (58-48) with 5:41 to play. Houston led by as many as 20.

Marcus Sasser, the AAC Preseason Player of the Year, finished with 16 points for the Cougars, who extended their overall winning streak to seven games.

Mika Adams-Woods led the Bearcats with 19. Viktor Lakhin added 16.

January 8, 2023


Houston
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Roberts F 33 7-16 0-0 0-1 4-11 1 0 2 0 4 14
J. Walker F 29 8-14 4-4 1-2 2-5 0 0 3 1 1 21
M. Sasser G 36 7-15 0-0 2-5 1-6 2 0 5 1 2 16
J. Shead G 34 2-8 0-0 1-2 0-2 3 0 0 2 1 5
T. Mark G 32 4-10 0-0 2-5 2-5 5 1 2 1 1 10
T. Arceneaux   14 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 1 1 0 0 4
J. Francis   11 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 0 4 2
R. Chaney   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
E. Sharp   4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 31-68
(.456)
4-4
(1.000)
6-16
(.375)
11-33 13 4 13 7 14 72


Cincinnati
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
V. Lakhin F 31 4-7 8-10 0-0 1-6 1 0 2 2 1 16
O. Oguama F 15 0-2 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 0
M. Adams-Woods G 34 8-11 0-0 3-4 0-4 3 0 1 3 1 19
D. DeJulius G 31 2-10 0-0 2-8 0-4 5 0 0 4 0 6
L. Nolley II G 30 4-8 0-0 4-4 0-0 0 0 1 4 0 12
J. Davenport   25 1-9 0-0 0-7 1-6 3 0 0 0 3 2
D. Skillings Jr.   18 0-6 2-2 0-2 4-5 0 2 0 1 0 2
K. Ezikpe   9 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 1 2 2
J. Reed   6 0-2 0-0 0-1 3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 20-57
(.351)
10-14
(.714)
9-26
(.346)
15-39 12 2 4 17 9 59
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