Houston 64, SMU 49

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DALLAS (AP)—Oliver Lafayette scored 20 points to help Houston defeat SMU 64-49 on Wednesday night.

Lafayette was 5-of-12 from the field and 4-of-8 from 3-point range. He also had six rebounds. Robert Lee came off the bench to add 13 points and Robert McKiver had 11, including three 3-pointers. Dion Dowell led the team with eight rebounds.

The Cougars (12-10, 6-3 Conference USA) led 28-21 at halftime and had an 18-point lead with 52 seconds remaining in the game. They turned 21 SMU turnovers into 23 points and led the Mustangs in fast-break points and rebounds.

Devon Pearson came off the bench to lead the Mustangs (13-10, 2-7) with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Ike Ofoegbu had 11 points and five rebounds.

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O. Lafayette O. Lafayette
5-12,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
D. Pearson D. Pearson
5-8,  13 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists

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