Titans stun Ravens, Niners down Vikings
UNDATED (AP) — So much for earning home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Derrick Henry ran for 195 yards on 30 carries and threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis to lead the Tennessee Titans to a stunning 28-12 win over the Ravens in the AFC...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans fear no one. Not even the NFL's best team.
Why should they with Derrick Henry running — and even throwing — the ball, and a big-play defense making...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are doing their own version of a Tennessee two-step. Win two games, then it's back they go with nobody to blame but themselves.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' switch at quarterback from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill has done more than just spark the offense.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown has returned to practice after hurting his left leg on the opening day of Tennessee camp.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan turned to reporters on the sideline one day in training camp, telling them to note the one-handed catch just hauled in by Corey...
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Cougars were last in the Sweet 16 Hakeem Olajuwon starred and coach Guy V. Lewis stalked the sideline in his trademark plaid jackets.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston's fans chanted "Sweet 16" in the final minute of the Cougars' NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State.
The celebration was long overdue — it's been 35 years since the...
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Oregon has beaten UC Irvine 73-54 to earn the final spot in a Sweet 16 filled with top seeds.
No. 11 seed Ohio State (20-14) vs. No. 3 seed Houston (32-3)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sunday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It's beginning to look like old times for Houston in the NCAA Tournament.
Corey Davis scored 26 points to help the third-seeded Cougars beat Georgia State 84-55 in the...
Cincinnati (27-6, 16-4) vs. Houston (31-2, 18-2)
American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Houston defense stifled Memphis for the bulk of its semifinal game of the American Athletic Conference tournament. But the final seven minutes almost made the Cougars'...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Houston wasn't satisfied with its 14-point halftime lead against UConn. The 11th-ranked Cougars' goal is not to let up for 40 minutes, and it showed against the overmatched...
Connecticut (16-16, 7-12) vs. No. 1 seed Houston (29-2, 16-2)
American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, 11 a.m. EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Galen Robinson Jr. raised his arms at midcourt as the buzzer sounded and red-clad Cincinnati fans headed glumly for the exits. No. 12 Houston has just drubbed the American...
No. 12 Houston (28-2, 15-2) vs. No. 20 Cincinnati (25-5, 14-3)
Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati; Sunday, 11 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Houston looks to give No. 20 Cincinnati its fifth...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rebounded from its second loss of the season to wrap up at least a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference...
SMU (13-15, 5-11) vs. No. 12 Houston (27-2, 14-2)
Fertitta Center, Houston; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Houston looks to give SMU its seventh straight loss against ranked...
Central Florida (21-6, 11-4) vs. No. 8 Houston (27-1, 14-1)
Fertitta Center, Houston; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Houston looks to give Central Florida its seventh straight...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Houston has been just about perfect all season to climb the rankings and take control of the American Athletic Conference race.
No. 8 Houston (26-1, 13-1) vs. East Carolina (10-16, 3-11)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
HOUSTON (AP) — When South Florida closed within one late in the first half, Corey Davis Jr. said the Cougars got greedy.
Houston quickly extended its lead and never looked back.
South Florida (18-8, 7-6) vs. No. 9 Houston (25-1, 12-1)
Fertitta Center, Houston; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 9 Houston presents a tough challenge for USF. South Florida has...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson was upset at halftime. He felt a lot better when it was over.
Corey Davis Jr. made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help the ninth-ranked Cougars beat Tulane 85-50 on Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory.
Houston led by 17 on two occasions in the first half, but lowly Tulane closed to 37-28 at halftime. Sampson felt his team did too much performing and not enough competing in the first half.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. and the No. 12 Houston Cougars dominated at both ends of the court — again.
Davis scored 26 points on 8-for-13 shooting and Houston had another strong defensive effort to beat UCF 77-68 on Thursday night.
"If you just take a white picket fence and put it around the paint, that's how our defense is," Cougars coach Kelvin Sampson said. "They made some difficult shots tonight, but we didn't give up any easy shots."
HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. wasn't keeping it a secret: Houston came into this rematch against Temple with a chip on its shoulder.
After being called for a charge at the end of a loss to the Owls this month, Davis helped seal up a victory Thursday night.
Davis scored 24 points, DeJon Jarreau added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 13 Houston avenged its only loss of the season with a 73-66 win over Temple.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston had one of its best offensive nights of the season. Coach Kelvin Sampson was more impressed with his team's intensity and defense.
Armoni Brooks scored 17 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 12 and No. 17 Houston hit 16 3-pointers while beating East Carolina 94-50 on Wednesday.
Brooks and Davis combined to hit nine 3-pointers while the Cougars (19-1, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) finished 16 of 24 from behind the arc.
DALLAS (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has been pushing Corey Davis Jr. to be more aggressive and look for more shots.
"He's almost too unselfish," said Sampson, though the senior guard seems to be getting the message from a coach who got his 600th career victory Wednesday night.
Davis scored 15 of his 20 points after halftime, when he made his first seven shots, and No. 21 Houston led throughout in a 69-58 win at SMU. It was Davis' second 20-point game in a row.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston needed another second half rally. It all started with pace and point guard Galen Robinson Jr.
Corey Davis Jr. had 20 points, Armoni Brooks added 14 and No. 17 Houston rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat Wichita State 79-70 on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ernest Aflakpui drives his Temple teammates crazy in practice by constantly taking charges.
They were thrilled to see him do it with a big game on the line.
Quinton Rose scored 22 points, Aflakpui made the decisive defensive play and the Owls handed No. 17 Houston its first loss of the season, 73-69 on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — When Houston needed a spark Sunday night, Armoni Brooks came through for the Cougars.
Brooks scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and hit four of his six 3-pointers and No. 19 Houston remained undefeated with a 90-77 victory over Memphis.
Nate Hinton added 19 points and nine rebounds, Corey Davis Jr and Galen Robinson Jr each had 11 points and DeJon Jarreau scored 10 points. The Cougars (15-0, 2-0 American) extended their home-winning streak to a nation-best 28 games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston started conference play Wednesday night the same way it ended nonconference play — winning with defense and rebounding
Corey Davis Jr. scored 21 points and hit six 3-pointers and No. 19 Houston remained undefeated, beating Tulsa 74-56 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Houston (14-0) extended the longest home winning streak in the nation to 27 games.
Nate Hinton added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Galen Robinson Jr. had 10 points.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston finished off its best nonconference season in school history with a strong second half Saturday.
Corey Davis Jr. scored 19 points, DeJon Jarreau had 13 and No. 22 Houston beat NJIT 80-59 to remain undefeated.
Brison Gresham had 11 points and seven rebounds and Armoni Brooks had 10 points for Houston (13-0), which shot 50 percent overall and 63 percent in the second half.
HOUSTON (AP) — Undefeated Houston pushed aside winless Coppin State for yet another home victory.
Corey Davis had 16 points, Breaon Brady added 13 and No. 21 Houston beat Coppin State 75-44 on Sunday to improve to 12-0 and extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 25.
"It means a lot to take care of our home court," Davis said. "It always puts an extra boost in us. It helps that we win all our games, but we make sure we take care of our business at home."
HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. broke out of a shooting slump to help Houston improve to 10-0.
Davis hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and had 17 points in No. 24 Houston's 68-64 comeback victory over Saint Louis on Sunday.
Davis was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and hit all six of his free throws. He entered Sunday shooting 8 of 38 on 3-pointers over his last five games.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Armoni Brooks just keeps getting better from long range.
Brooks shot 7-of-13 from 3-point range, scoring 23 points and pulling down eight rebounds, to help lead Houston over Oklahoma State 63-53 Saturday night.
Brooks, the reigning American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, tied a career high in 3-pointers made, while the Cougars (8-0) connected on 35.3 percent of their 3s overall (12 for 34). Corey Davis Jr. added 14 points and seven rebounds for Houston.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' trust in their young receivers may be starting to pay off.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans could not have started much uglier.
They sure showed they can finish.
Mariota threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis with 36 seconds left, and the Tennessee Titans rallied from a 16-point deficit and beat the New York Jets 26-22 on Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Cougars opened their new home with a big victory.
Armoni Brooks had 22 points and nine rebounds, Nate Hinton added 14 points and Houston won its 20th straight home game, 65-61 over 18th-ranked Oregon on Saturday night.
Brooks was 7 of 14 from the field, including 6 of 13 on 3-pointers, to lead Houston (6-0), which shot 33 percent from the field.
HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. scored 23 points, Armoni Brooks grabbed 12 rebounds and Houston beat Texas Rio Grande Valley 58-53 on Wednesday night.
It was Houston's final home game at Texas Southern's H&PE Arena before opening the new Fertitta Center on Saturday with a sold-out game against No. 18 Oregon.
The Cougars played at Texas Southern's gym for the entire 2017-18 season, reeling off 20 straight home wins. The streak is tied for the second-longest active home streak in the nation.
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored 16 points and three teammates came off the bench to score 13 point each as Houston routed Northwestern State, 82-55 in the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup Monday night.
The victory was the Cougars' 18th straight win on their home court, tying Charleston for second place behind South Dakota State for longest active home court win streak.
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored 20 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 18 with six assists and Houston held off cross-town rival Rice 79-69 Wednesday night in the 81st meeting.
Nate Hinton and Galen Robinson Jr. scored 15 apiece for the Cougars (2-0), who scored 26 points off of fast breaks and shot 45 percent from the field. It was Brooks' second straight 20-point game.
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks tied his career best by knocking down six 3-pointers while putting up 24 points as Houston cruised past Alabama A&M 101-54 in the Cougars' season-opener Saturday night.
Named the 2018 Sixth Man of the Year, Brooks was 9 of 13 from the field, including 6 of 10 from distance.
Houston won its 16th straight home game at H&PE Arena while the Cougars new home, $60-million Fertitta Center, is nearing completion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to help their young group of wide receivers grow up.
General manager Jon Robinson's biggest personnel move before Tuesday's trade deadline was adding a fullback, not bolstering a receiving corps that includes a couple second-year players (Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor) and another (Tajae Sharpe) essentially in his second season after sitting out 2017 on injured reserve.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota's right hand sure seems pretty healthy, and the Tennessee quarterback keeps proving he knows how to find ways to win when it matters most.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel took a timeout late in overtime with the Tennessee Titans facing their third fourth down, then the first-year coach pulled kicker Ryan Succop off the field.
Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis and the rest of the Titans rewarded Vrabel for his big show of confidence.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans remain winless through three preseason games with a brand-new coaching staff busy trying to fix issues on offense and defense.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota and his No. 1 wide receiver Corey Davis had trouble connecting on not one, but two third downs. Both Mariota and Davis tried to take the blame for the miscommunication in a 16-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.