No. 21 Houston improves to 12-0, routing winless Coppin St
HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Davis had 16 points, Breaon Brady added 13 and No. 21 Houston beat winless Coppin State 75-44 on Sunday to improve to 12-0 and extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 25.
Davis was 4 of 9 from 3-point range, and Brady was 6 of 8 from the field. Armoni Brooks added 10 points and nine rebounds to help the Cougars remain one of five undefeated Division I teams.
Houston took over the longest home winning streak Saturday night when Montana beat South Dakota State to end the Jackrabbits’ home streak at 26.
Cedric Council had nine points and 12 rebounds for Coppin State, at 0-14 one of two remaining winless teams. The Eagles shot 22 percent.
After Council hit a 3-pointer to cut Houston’s lead to 20-13, the Cougars had a 15-5 spurt to open a 17-point lead. Brady had seven points in the run.
Houston led 37-22 at the half, and the Eagles got no closer than 14 in the second half.
Coppin State: The Eagles hung with Houston for the first 10 minutes, but Houston’s size, quickness and athleticism were too much. Coppin State was 7 of 27 on 2-point field goals, and was outscored 36-8 in the paint.
Houston: The Cougars had one of their better shooting games from the field, but continued to struggle from 3-point range, hitting 7 of 25. ... The Cougars had a 53-39 rebounding edge.
After another 2-0 week, the Cougars will likely rise into the top 20.
Coppin State: At Notre Dame on Saturday.
Houston: Hosts NJIT on Saturday.