Dowell’s double-double leads Houston over Coastal Carolina 86-79
HOUSTON (AP)—Dion Dowell scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Houston past Coastal Carolina 86-79 on Monday night.
Robert McKiver added 21 points, scoring all six of his field goals on 3-pointers, and the Cougars (6-1) ended the game on a 17-5 run after trailing by six with less than eight minutes left.
Joseph Harris scored 16 and had 10 rebounds to lead Coastal Carolina (3-3). Steven Sexton and Jack Leasure each added 15 points.
Coastal erased an 11-point halftime deficit by hitting 16 of its first 20 shots in the second half, only to lose the lead by sinking just one of its last 10 field goal attempts.
The Cougars helped their cause by going 22-of-24 from the foul line.