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Houston 83, Oral Roberts 45

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HOUSTON - Tramon Mark scored a career-high 23 points, Marcus Sasser added 19 points and a career-best seven rebounds, and No. 3 Houston defeated Oral Roberts 83-45.

Mark had 19 points and Sasser scored 15 in the first half as Houston (3-0) built a 51-24 lead at halftime. The duo combined to shoot 15 of 28 for the game.

Terrence Arceneaux had 14 points and five rebounds, and Ja'Vier Francis added 11 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Houston shot 52% and outrebounded the Golden Eagles 52-30. The Cougars held a 42-8 advantage in points in the paint.

DeShang Weaver scored 12 points, and Connor Vanover had 11 points and five rebounds for the Eagles (1-2). Preseason Summit League player of the year Max Abmas was held to three points on 1-of-13 shooting, including 1 for 9 on 3-pointers.

Oral Roberts shot 23% and finished 8 of 38 on 3s.

Houston used a 21-2 run over 6 1/2 minutes of the first half to open a 29-8 lead on a layup by Mark. Sasser and Mark combined to score 19 points during the spurt.

BIG PICTURE

Oral Roberts: The Eagles struggled early and could not recover. Oral Roberts was 1 for 15 from the field to start the game and missed 12 straight shots during that stretch. They used three of their four timeouts in the first 11 minutes.

Houston: The Cougars were more physical and outhustled Oral Roberts throughout, leading to their edge in the paint and on the boards. Houston shot 56% in the first half. The Cougars have scored at least 81 points in each of their first three games.

November 14, 2022


Oral Roberts
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. McBride 1-10 2-3 1-7 0-2 1 0 0 1 1 5
M. Abmas 1-13 0-0 1-9 1-2 4 0 1 3 1 3
D. Weaver 4-9 2-2 2-5 2-5 0 0 0 0 1 12
C. Vanover 3-11 4-4 1-6 1-5 2 1 0 0 1 11
K. Thompson 1-3 0-0 1-3 1-1 0 0 0 1 4 3
C. Jurgens 2-2 0-0 1-1 1-2 0 1 2 1 3 5
N. Clover III 0-1 0-4 0-1 2-5 0 1 0 1 2 0
T. Phipps 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 1 4 0
P. Mwamba 2-3 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 5
D. Williams 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 1 1 1 1
C. Amboree 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0
J. Shannon 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14-62
(.226)
9-15
(.600)
8-38
(.211)
17-34 9 3 5 10 22 45


Houston
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Sasser 7-16 3-5 2-6 1-7 1 1 1 1 0 19
T. Mark 8-12 6-6 1-1 1-4 0 0 0 1 0 23
J. Shead 1-4 0-0 0-2 1-4 3 0 0 2 1 2
T. Arceneaux 4-7 3-6 3-6 1-5 0 1 1 0 0 14
R. Walker Jr. 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-6 0 0 0 2 1 0
J. Francis 5-7 1-4 0-0 4-11 0 2 2 0 4 11
R. Chaney 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 1 1 0 0 2 2
J. Walker 0-4 2-2 0-1 1-3 1 0 0 2 2 2
E. Sharp 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 3 2 6
J. Roberts 2-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 1 3 4
R. Elvin 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30-58
(.517)
17-25
(.680)
6-17
(.353)
19-56 6 5 5 12 15 83




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