Markus Kennedy scored 17 points, Nic Moore had 15 and the 25th-ranked Mustangs held off Houston 75-69 Thursday night.
Greg Ward threw three touchdowns in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a game-winning 2-point conversion as the Cougars beat Pittsburgh 35-34 with an improbable comeback Friday.
The seeds of SMU’s 68-64 victory over Houston on Wednesday night were sown hours after the Mustangs suffered an upset loss at Temple on Sunday afternoon.
Jamal Jones scored 21 points and hit seven 3-pointers, and Kourtney Roberson added another 14 points as Texas A&M defeated Houston 74-57 on Wednesday night.
The conference formerly known as the Big East released its logo on Thursday as part of the rebranding of the new conference.
Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach for the Bears, Redskins and Oilers, died Monday.
Danuel House scored 11 points, including the game-winner, to give Houston a 73-72 win over Texas on Wednesday night in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Houston’s TaShawn Thomas led a dominate performance in the paint with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Cougars defeated TCU 54-48 on Tuesday night.
Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to a 44-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night.
Conference USA seems to be in a perpetual cycle of change. There are five new coaches among the league’s 12 teams.
London Giles scored 16 points and made five 3-pointers to lead SMU to a 70-54 win against Houston on Wednesday night.
Penn State was picked apart by Houston and star Case Keenum on Monday afternoon in Dallas. The Cougars won 30-14.