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Houston holds on to beat UAB 66-61

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HOUSTON (AP) -- TaShawn Thomas had 17 points and nine rebounds Saturday night and Houston defeated UAB 66-61 to end a four-game losing streak.

Joseph Young scored 14 points and Jherrod Stiggers scored 11 for the Cougars (13-6, 2-4 Conference USA). The game had seven lead changes, but Houston ran off seven straight points to lead 61-55 with 2:26 left.

UAB (8-12, 0-5) closed the margin to 62-61 with 11 seconds left after Jordan Swing made a 3-pointer. Young and Danuel House each hit a pair of free throws to seal the win for the Cougars.

Swing led the Blazers with 20 points and seven assists. Terence Jones scored 14 for UAB.

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