Saturday, November 05, 2016

Houston Cougars down UNC Pembroke 94-67 in exhibition basketball action

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 5, 2016) With four players scoring in double digits, the Houston Cougars downed the University of North Carolina Pembroke by the score of 94-67 at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The game was first of two exhibition games for the Cougars prior to the start of the 2016-2017 season.

Starting guards Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray, Jr. scored 23 and 22 points respectively, starting forward Devin Davis tallied 16 while junior Wes VanBeck came off the bench to add 10. Eleven Houston players saw action against Pembroke with nine contributing to the Cougars’ point tally.  Houston shot 50% from the field (32-64) while completing 22-of-26 shots from the free throw line. They were also 8-of-24 (33.3% from three-point range. Davis led all players with nine rebounds, with Danrad Knowles and Dotson each pulling down eight. Andrew Evans and Akia Pruitt came off the bench to score 16 and 14 points, respectively for Pembroke.

Next up for Houston is a November 11 matchup against Morgan State at Hofheinz Pavilion. They will follow that game up with a November 16, 2016 home game against San Angelo State.

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