Roberts, No. 3 Houston roll past Tulsa 89-50

Roberts, No. 3 Houston roll past Tulsa 89-50

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – J’Wan Roberts scored 15 points, Tramon Mark and Emanuel Sharp added 14 apiece, and No. 3 Houston defeated Tulsa 89-50 on Wednesday night in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

The Cougars (13-1) missed five of their first seven shots as Tulsa took an early 8-5 lead, but were deadly after that and finished the game shooting 59% (36-of-61).

“Our pitching was good, the ball movement was good and the team is unselfish,” Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said. “We have a lot of guys who can make shots and they don’t care who scores as long as we score.”

Mark left the game with 17:51 left due to an apparent leg injury and did not return.

Bryant Selebangue led Tulsa (4-8) with 13 points.

“We did some things well and I was happy to see us execute those things,” first-year Tulsa coach Eric Konkol said. “But the overall consistency required, not just in trying to score, but I thought their passing, their separation, the way they find shots and take tough shots, it was just a good performance from them. They are a very good team.”

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