NCAAB Game Recap - Houston at Wichita State
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
UTRGV
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LIU
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Merrim
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Houston (14-4)

35

30

65

(16) Wichita State (15-3)

25

29

54

White helps Houston beat No. 16 Wichita State 65-54
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:15 PM

WICHITA. Kan. (AP) It was the type of validating victory that made Houston coach Kelvin Sampson get a bit reflective.

After the Cougars emphatically took down No. 16 Wichita State 65-54 on Saturday, beating a ranked team in a very difficult environment, Sampson thought back to this season's origins.

"I could see in November where we were going to be pretty good, but we weren't very good in November," he said. "And then I could see in December again where we were going to be pretty good."

The Cougars can officially be considered pretty good.

Houston (14-4, 4-1 American) built a 49-27 lead early in the second half behind balanced scoring a clinical defense. Fabian White scored 14 points to lead the Cougars, and DeJon Jarreau had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Sasser and Quentin Grimes scored 10 each for Houston.

But holding Wichita State (15-3, 3-2 American) to 22 points below its season average and to just one double-digit scorer (Tyson Etienne with 10) was the Cougars' biggest achievement.

"We did a really good job on their shooters," Jarreau said. "I thought we just played to our culture, rebounding a defense."

It started right away as the Cougars led 35-25 at halftime, allowing the Shockers to make just four of 18 shots inside the 3-point arc.

A Wichita State team looking to bounce back at home from its second loss of the season managed just 25 first-half points.

"Today, they came in and just manhandled our team," Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. "Manhandled us."

The Cougars really blew things open in the first seven minutes of the second half. Houston led 49-27 after Brison Gresham's dunk with 12:56 remaining.

"When someone broke down defensively, someone was there to cover for them," Sampson said. "When we doubled in the post, we were ready behind the double team. It was just great team defense."

Things were so bad for the flustered Shockers, Marshall took a time-out, something he is notoriously hesitant to do.

"We're taking bad shots, making bad decisions," Marshall said. "We're trying to do it ourselves as opposed to getting someone a good shot. That's just not going to work."

Wichita State would finally wake up and rally. After missing 19 of its first 23 two-point shots, the Shockers made six of their final eight. They got as close as nine twice in the final two minutes before the Cougars sealed the game at the free throw line.

"I don't care how much we were up, I will take an 11-point win here every time," Sampson said.

ALSO REFLECTIVE

Marshall spent extra time talking to his players following the loss. He admitted he is not sure where this season took a turn after a 15-1 start.

"I asked our guys what's going on," Marshall said. "I don't recognize the team I coached the last couple games. It's like we forgot what we did to get us to 15-1."

Marshall added, "We've got more things going on behind the scenes I'm not familiar with, things that spread."

"We've got to look in the mirror," Shockers guard Erik Stevenson said. "We've got to play like we were before we were ranked."

SWAT TEAM

Houston had nine blocked shots to none for Wichita State. The Cougars also outscored the Shockers 22-12 in the paint.

"We're not big enough, smart enough or physical enough to finish those plays, I guess," Marshall said. "Maybe we're not explosive enough. I really don't know. I just know it looked like they were volleyball spiking some of those shots."

BIG PICTURE

Houston: The Cougars get the American's best conference victory of the season and confirmed their role as contender

Wichita State: The Shockers' two straight games with little offense leave them looking more like the extremely young team most expected

UP NEXT

Houston: Host UConn on Thursday.

Wichita State: At South Florida on Tuesday.

Leaders

Houston PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Gorham 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Alley Jr. 0 0 0 2 0 0
Wichita State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Gordon 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Udeze 0 0 1 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Hou WichSt
Points For 65 54
Field Goals 21/49-43% 17/56-30%
Three Pointers 4/12-33% 7/25-28%
Free Throws 19/23-83% 13/24-54%
Offensive Rebounds 8 14
Defensive Rebounds 31 21
Rebounds 43 37
Blocks 9 0
Steals 7 4
Turnovers 14 14
Personal Fouls 20 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Hou Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 Hou 65 @ WichSt 54 B. Gresham 4 A. Midtgaard 2

Game Information

Stadium: Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas
Attendance: 10,506
Game Time: