Woodson finished 8 of 13 from the field. Austin Nichols had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for his third career double-double. Trahson Burrell chipped in 12 points for Memphis (8-4, 1-0), which has won five straight and six of its past seven games.
Memphis led 37-35 at the break, and opened the second with an 18-1 surge to make it 55-36 with 12:53 to play, and the Tigers led by double digits the rest of the way. Houston missed 10 of 11 shots during the span.