Cincinnati closes with a run to beat Houston 70-59
Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain (10) shoots against Houston forward Devonta Pollard (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 70-59. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
January 13, 2016
CINCINNATI (AP) Gary Clark had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night and Cincinnati avoided a late challenge to beat Houston 70-59.
Cincinnati (13-5, 3-2 American) had a 12-point lead at the half and stretched it to 16 with just under 14 minutes to go. Houston closed within 59-56 at 5:37 left but got no closer.
Kevin Johnson's 3-pointer pushed the lead back to six, Clark added a tip-in and two free throws, and the Bearkats closed on an 11-3 run and snapped Houston's five-game winning streak.