Saturday, November 17, 2012

Houston Cougars down Grambling State, 87-47 in men's basketball action

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2012 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 17, 2012) The Houston Cougars climbed to 3-0 for the season Saturday night with a 87-47 win over the Grambling State Tigers in front of 3,178 fans at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston.

The win gave the Cougars their second consecutive 3-0 start under head coach James Dickey.

Three Cougars score in double figures, with sophomore guard Joseph Young coming off the bench to lead the team with 23.

Sophomore forward TaShawn Thomas contributed 14 points, with freshman forward Danuel House adding ten.

Young was efficient from the floor, contributing with five assists and two rebounds in only 21 minutes of play.

The Cougars hit 62.1% from the free throw line and 46.3% from the field.

Houston also controlled the defensive end of the court with seven take-a-ways, seven blocked shots, and 12 steals.

Rebounding was a bit better than the previous two games with the Cougars totaling 45 rebounds, but was limited to 15 coming on the offensive end of the court.

Thomas led the Cougars with eight rebounds, seven defensive and one offensive, along with two blocks and two steals.

Young also was perfect from the free throw line, connecting on eight-of-eight shots.

With the loss, Grambling State fell to 0-5 for the season.

The Cougars will have a quick one day turn-a-round as the face Louisiana College on Monday evening with a 7:00 p.m. CST tip-off at Hofheinz Pavilion.

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