UH wins wire-to-wire over SMU

February 16, 2008 8:06:49 PM PST
Robert McIver scored 21 points for Houston, which jumped out to a huge first-half lead and defeated Southern Methodist 69-47 on Saturday night. Kelvin Lewis added 11 points for the Cougars (19-5, 8-2 Conference USA), who led 41-18 at halftime. Dion Dowell grabbed eight rebounds to go along with his seven points.

Bamba Fall, who was 7 of 8 from the field, had 16 points to lead SMU (8-15, 2-8).

Houston never trailed.

The Mustangs shot 35 percent from the field, just 28 percent during the first half. SMU hit just 3 of 18 shots beyond the 3-point arc -- 17 percent.

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