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Houston 64, Texas Tech 53

FORT WORTH, Texas - Marcus Sasser scored 17 points playing close to home, Quentin Grimes added 15 and Houston never trailed in a 64-53 victory over Texas Tech.

Sasser was 5 of 15 from the field as the Cougars (3-0) overcame 35% shooting at Dickies Arena.

A 3-pointer from Grimes opened the scoring and put the Red Raiders behind for the first time this season. Texas Tech (2-1) went six minutes without scoring in the first half and trailed by 18 just 12 minutes into the game.

Mac McClung scored 16 points but missed all six of his 3-point tries for the Red Raiders, who shot 22% from long range. Freshman Micah Peavy had 12 points.

Sasser put the Cougars up 53-33 with a 3 before the Red Raiders went an 11-0 run midway through the second half, the first nine points coming on free throws before a dunk by Peavy.

Terrence Shannon Jr. cut Texas Tech's deficit back to nine with a steal and dunk before McClung's driving layup was blocked out of bounds by Brison Greshman, who was immediately called for a technical foul, apparently for taunting. McClung's free throws got the Red Raiders within seven.

Texas Tech had chances to get closer but couldn't convert before Houston regained control and kept the lead around 10 the rest of the way. The Cougars scored their last 11 points on free throws, going 11 of 14 from the line over the final 6:43.

Tramon Mark had 11 points, while DeJon Jarreau scored eight points while leading Houston with nine rebounds and five assists. Justin Gorham had nine points and seven rebounds.


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