NCAAB Game Recap - Tulane at Houston
Thu Feb 6, 2020 9:00 PM EST

LoyMa
67
Gonz
85
F
USC
80
Ariz
85
F
Cal
65
Colora
71
F
Tul
62
Hou
75
F
WIGB
91
IUPUI
85
F
USC-Up
71
UNCA
84
F
Cin
80
WichSt
79
F
UConn
72
Tuls
56
F
UCF
68
ECU
64
F
Stetsn
65
FlGlf
62
F
TexAr
50
App
57
F
Lib
71
Jacksn
62
F
Lipsco
73
N AL
71
F
StFNY
60
Bry
73
F
Oakl
70
NoKY
73
F
ChaSo
63
Longw
71
F
NFla
82
NJIT
75
F
StFPA
70
SacHr
68
F
Hamp
85
HiPt
88
F
Detr
86
WriSt
98
F
Campbl
53
Winth
62
F
RobM
67
Merrim
62
F
GWebb
61
Presb
65
F
TexSA
85
OlDom
81
F(OT)
Elon
62
UNCW
56
F
UTEP
64
Charl
68
F
SoMis
58
Marsh
72
F
MtStM
67
LIU
63
F
(N/A)
57
FaDi
53
F
JMU
67
Drex
78
F
Tows
78
Del
84
F
TxSt
100
CoCar
63
F
W&M
50
Charl
68
F
N TX
75
MidTN
70
F
Murr
64
Belm
71
F
Oral
68
N DA
74
F
GASt
78
ULLa
80
F
GaSo
67
ULMo
65
F
UTRGV
73
UMKC
60
F
WIMil
74
IL-C
57
F
Rice
86
UAB
72
F
NMSt
71
ChiSt
49
F
APSU
68
TNSt
70
F
E KY
91
E IL
84
F
JacSt
72
SEMO
76
F
TNTec
62
TN-M
74
F
Sac
66
Web
70
F
N CO
68
S UT
60
F
Ida
50
MTSt
72
F
E WA
82
Mont
92
F
NoAZ
88
IdaSt
87
F(OT)
LaTec
54
W Ky
65
F
MorSt
58
SIU-E
49
F
CSBak
69
CBU
74
F
HI
66
UCSB
76
F
BYU
85
Portl
54
F
SCla
77
Pepp
91
F
UCDav
72
UCIrv
83
F
Stan
56
Utah
64
F(OT)
Pacif
60
USF
48
F
StMar
66
USD
60
F
UCLA
66
AzSt
84
F

Houston 75, Tulane 62

Feb 6, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tulane (10-12)

21

41

62

(25) Houston (18-5)

39

36

75

Mills scores 18 and No. 25 Houston beats Tulane, 75-62
Fri Feb 7, 2020 9:55 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston has made it a habit of not letting one loss turn into two.

The Cougars continued that Thursday night.

Caleb Mills had 18 points, Quentin Grimes added 15 and No. 25 Houston beat Tulane 75-62. Nate Hinton added 12 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Houston (18-5, 8-2 American). The Cougars bounced back after losing to Cincinnati, 64-62, on Saturday.

The Cougars' formula for regrouping is simple.

"Go to practice the next day, we know what we did wrong and everybody is held accountable," Hinton said. "The culture of the program. We just don't want to lose two in a row, and we know losing has repercussions to it. We just got to keep moving forward. It's a mindset."

Houston is 15-0 after a loss over the last three seasons.

"We just play," Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said. "We don't get overly excited when we win and when everybody's sticking their head in the sand when you lose a game or looking for something to be cynical about or critical about, we are not wired that way."

The Cougars improved to 43-3 at home over the last three seasons.

Teshaun Hightown had 17 points, K.J. Lawson added 13 points and Nobal Days scored 10 points to lead the Green Wave (10-12, 2-8).

Houston shot 54% and made 10 3-pointers. The Cougars also outrebounded Tulane 37-27 and held a 38-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Tulane lost its sixth straight, but coach Ron Hunter said he was encouraged by the way the Green Wave played.

"We played, in my opinion, the best team in the league," Hunter said. "They're really good, especially in this building. Our kids kept fighting. We're a ways from where we need to be in the program."

Houston used a 24-4 run over a 10-minute stretch of the first half to open up a 29-10 lead on a jumper by Grimes with 4:40 left in the half. Grimes had seven points to lead the run. The Cougars led 39-21 at the half and Tulane got no closer than 10 in the second half.

"It's been that way all year," Hunter said of Tulane's first half offensive struggle. "That's what's hurt us all year, especially these last five or six games. We go on these long droughts where we can't score. In this league against these teams we are playing, you can't go on the long droughts."

BIG PICTURE

Tulane: The Green Wave hasn't defeated a ranked opponent since beating No. 25 NC State on Dec. 22, 1999. Tulane has lost 38 straight games against ranked opponents. . Tulane shot 24% in the first half after starting 2 for 18 from the field.

Houston: The Cougars have not lost consecutive games since March 10-15, 2017, when they lost to UConn in the American Athletic Conference Tournament and Akron in the NIT. The last time Houston lost consecutive regular season games was Jan. 14-21, 2017, when it lost three straight games.

JARREAU SUSPENDED

Houston starting guard DeJon Jarreau served a one-game suspension Thursday after biting Cincinnati's Mamoudou Diarra during a second half scrum on Saturday.

ALTOBELLI REMEMBERED

Houston observed a moment of silence before the game in memory of John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter, Alyssa. The three died on Jan. 26 in the helicopter accident that also took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, and four others. Altobelli was a two-year letterman with the Houston baseball team from 1984-85 and served as an assistant coach in 1987.

UP NEXT

Tulane hosts East Carolina on Saturday.

Houston hosts Wichita State on Sunday.

Leaders

Tulane PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Zhang 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Russell 0 0 0 3 1 0
Houston PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Mills 18 0 2 0 2 0
Q. Grimes 15 0 5 4 0 0

Team Comparison

Tul Hou
Points For 62 75
Field Goals 19/52-37% 30/56-54%
Three Pointers 8/27-30% 10/28-36%
Free Throws 16/21-76% 5/11-45%
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Defensive Rebounds 20 29
Rebounds 31 39
Blocks 3 2
Steals 8 7
Turnovers 12 13
Personal Fouls 14 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Feb 6 Tul 62 @ Hou 75 B. Koka 1 C. Harris Jr. 3

Game Information

Stadium: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 6,430
Game Time: