Dowell’s double-double carries Houston past Southern, 73-49
HOUSTON (AP)—Dion Dowell had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Houston extended its winning streak to eight games with a 73-49 victory against Southern on Saturday night.
Dowell, who also had five blocks, made six of 10 from 3-point range to offset a cold shooting night from leading scorer Robert McKiver, who was 3-of-13 on 3-pointers. McKiver finished with 15 points, six below his average.
The Cougars (9-1) matched their best start since 1991-92. They won despite shooting just 37 percent from the field.
Southern (1-6) shot 24 percent and made just 12 field goals—the same number Houston had in the first half. The Jaguars were led by Jazz Williams, who had 13 points.
Houston took control with a 16-0 run capped by a Dowell 3-pointer that made it 28-7 with 7:52 left in the first half. Southern went more than six minutes without a point.