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Houston Cougars (13-19)


Sun. 3/1 Wed. 3/4 Sun. 3/8 Thu. 3/12 Fri. 3/13
vs. SoFla 
W 72-55
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@ Tulane 
W 68-63
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vs. ECU 
W 72-54
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@ Tulane 
W 66-60
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@ Tulsa 
L 51-59
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Tulsa holds off Houston, 59-51, advances to AAC semifinal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as second-seeded Tulsa held off No. 10 seed Houston 59-51 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

The Golden Hurricane (22-9) will face the winner of the semifinal between No. 6 Connecticut and No. 3 Cincinnati Saturday.

Houston stayed within striking distance down the stretch, scoring its final 15 points from beyond the arc, but could not bridge the gap and was held scoreless over the final 3:11. The Cougars finished 7 of 27 from distance and managed just 35.1 percent from the field (20 of 57).

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Leaders
Points: J. Stiggers14.2
Rebounds: L. Barnes6.4
Assists: J. Stiggers2.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Pollard72.5%
3P%: J. Stiggers34.3%
Steals: D. Pollard1.2
Blocks: D. Knowles1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Duke32-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Arizona34-4
5 Duke32-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
18 SMU 15-3 27-7
Tulsa 14-4 23-11
Temple 13-5 26-10
Cincinnati 13-5 23-11
Connecticut 10-8 20-15
Memphis 10-8 18-14
Tulane 6-12 15-16
East Carolina 6-12 14-19
UCF 5-13 12-18
Houston 4-14 13-19
South Florida 3-15 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 64.4 (252)
Rebounds: 12.6 (33)
Assists: 11.8 (238)
FG%: 39.3% (331)
FT%: 68.0% (225)
3P%: 32.0% (276)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.5 (140)
Rebounds: 22.7 (249)
Assists: 13.2 (252)
FG%: 43.5% (201)
FT%: 66.7% (49)
3P%: 33.7% (148)
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