Houston uses 2nd half comeback to down NC Central, 73-65
Houston (7-1) entered the game fresh off a win over LSU, the Cougars first win over an SEC since the 2011-12 season. Houston now is 7-0 on its home floor this season.
Kyle Benton hit a jumper with 5 seconds left in the first half to send North Carolina Central into intermission with a 31-28 lead and the Eagles maintained the advantage until LeRon Barnes' 3-pointer with 10:40 left gave the Cougars the lead, 46-45 and Rob Gray Jr. pushed it to 54-49 with back-to-back baskets.
Damyean Dotson and Gray both added 14 points for Houston.