Houston 78 at Texas St. 81

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Texas State holds off Houston 81-78
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)—Wesley Davis scored 18 points and Matt Staff had 16 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night to help Texas State defeat Houston 81-78.

Brooks Ybarra made four free throws in the last 17 seconds for the Bobcats (6-2).

Jonathon Simmons had 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting and TaShawn Thomas had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Houston (4-4). Alandise Harris and J.J. Thompson also had 11 points for the Cougars, who trailed 50-34 at halftime and by 23 points three minutes into the second half, but rallied to get within 74-72 with just over a minute to play.

Davis made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left, putting Texas State’s lead at three points, but Thompson missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it. Texas State was 10 for 21 at the free-throw line while Houston was 22 for 31.

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 Houston
Jonathon Simmons Jonathon Simmons
8-11,  26 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Texas St.
Wesley Davis Wesley Davis
6-7,  18 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists

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