Coleman scores 22 as Houston beats SMU, 89-77

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HOUSTON (AP)—Aubrey Coleman had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Zamal Nixon scored 21 to lead Houston past SMU 89-77 on Saturday night.

Coleman was 6-of-12 from the field and 10-for-12 on free throws for the Cougars, who will meet the Mustangs again Wednesday in the first round of the Conference USA tournament.

Nixon made seven 3-pointers to help the Houston bench outscore the Mustangs 25-14. Nixon also had seven assists.

Houston (19-10, 10-6 Conference USA) also got double-digit scoring from Kelvin Lewis (19 points) and Qa’rraan Calhoun (17).

Derek Williams scored a career-high 32 points for SMU (9-20, 3-13). He was 11-of-17 from the field.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 SMU
Derek Williams Derek Williams
11-17,  32 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Houston
Zamal Nixon Zamal Nixon
7-11,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 7 Assists

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Rebounds
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