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Houston 76, Texas 72

Houston 76, Texas 72

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AUSTIN, Texas - J’Wan Roberts made a tiebreaking layup with 39 seconds left in overtime and Emanuel Sharp’s four free throws over the final 10 seconds sent No. 4 Houston to a 76-72 win over Texas.

Jamal Shead led all scorers with 25 points for Houston (19-2, 6-2 Big 12). Shead came up with big shots time after time in a defensive slugfest when the Cougars struggled to find any offensive rhythm.

Shead’s consecutive 3-pointers in the second half came in a 9-0 run that helped Houston regain the lead after Texas had rallied from 11 points down. The Big 12’s best defensive team held the Longhorns to a single basket in overtime.

Max Abmas scored 20 for Texas (14-7, 3-5), but missed a wild layup with a chance to tie before the rebound fell to Sharp, setting up two free throws for a four-point Cougars lead.

Abmas was fouled on a 3-pointer and made two free throws before missing the third. Sharp again snagged the rebound and hit two free throws to seal the win.

Houston athletics press release

January 29, 2024





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