Houston vs. Southern Methodist: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Houston vs. Southern Methodist: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Houston 84
(14-7, 4-4 away)
Southern Methodist 80
(12-11, 7-4 home)
Venue: Moody Coliseum
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Houston 18 53 84
Southern Methodist 35 36 80
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Houston J Young 17 T Womack 6 J Young 6
Southern Methodist N Russell 22 J Jones 7 R Manuel 10

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Southern Methodist lost at home against Houston 84-80 in overtime. At the half, Southern Methodist led 35-18, but Houston took control in the second half and came back to win it. The Mustangs are now 0-2 against Houston this season. The Mustangs got a good performance from Jalen Jones, who put up 21 points and seven rebounds. Ryan Manuel got a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists. For the Cougars, Joseph Young finished with a team-high 17 points and six assists. The next game will be on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when Southern Methodist (12-11, 2-6 C-USA) welcomes Memphis (18-3, 7-0 C-USA).

Southern Methodist Game Notes

  • Southern Methodist started 12-11 during the 2004, 2002, and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • Southern Methodist has played in two overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Mustangs have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 6-5.
  • The Mustangs have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Southern Methodist is 24-34 in close games.
  • Southern Methodist has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after recording 27 or fewer rebounds.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 47.1 percent or better this season, Southern Methodist has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 22 or more free throws made this season, Southern Methodist has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • The Mustangs set season highs for assists (22) and three-pointers (eight).
  • The last time SMU recorded at least 22 assists was Jan 29, 2011 against Rice.
  • SMU set a season low for rebounds (27).
  • This is the sixth loss of the season where the Mustangs opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--SMU has a 8.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Ryan Manuel recorded a team season high in assists with 10.
  • The top two scorers (Nick Russell and Jalen Jones) accounted for 53.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Jalen Jones and Cannen Cunningham) accounted for 44.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Nick Russell has led the team in scoring in nine out of 23 games this season.
  • Jalen Jones has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 23 games this season.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Nick Russell's career.
  • Nick Russell has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • Nick Russell had a career high with nine field goals made.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of Jalen Jones's career.
  • Jalen Jones has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • This game was the first double-digit assist game of Ryan Manuel's career.
  • Ryan Manuel has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Ryan Manuel recorded a double-double. It was the second of his career.
  • Ryan Manuel had a career high with 10 assists.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Cannen Cunningham.

Houston Game Notes

  • The Cougars won this one, but have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Houston is 31-31 in close games.
  • Joseph Young has led the team in scoring nine times in 21 games this season.
  • Joseph Young has 14 straight double-digit point games.
  • TaShawn Thomas has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Danuel House.
UH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Joseph Young421736101
ATaShawn Thomas401542102
ATione Womack15162110
B+J. Stiggers271611101
BDanuel House301051001
BJ.J. Richardson24851112
B-J.J. Thompson301342106
CMikhail McLean12210100
-Brandon Morris3200000
SMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jalen Jones412173000
ARyan Manuel4115210111
ANick Russell442235114
AShawn Williams441352210
B-C. Cunningham34950223
C-London Giles14032001
-Uche Ofoegbu4000000
-J. Dickerson3000010

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