College basketball: No. 13 Houston beats Temple 73-66 to avenge lone loss

Houston guard Dejon Jarreau (13) drives to the basket as Temple forward J.P. Moorman II (4) defends during the second half.
(Michael Wyke / Associated Press)

Corey Davis Jr. scored 24 points, DeJon Jarreau added 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 13 Houston beat Temple 73-66 on Thursday night to avenged its only loss of the season.

Jarreau had 10 points in the second half, and Davis finished 12 of 13 from the free-throw line for the Cougars (21-1, 8-1 American Athletic Conference). Breaon Brady had 13 points and six rebounds.

Houston fell 73-69 at Temple on Jan. 9. The Cougars have won 31 straight home games.

Quinton Rose scored 26 points for the Owls (15-6, 5-3).


No. 17 Purdue 99, Penn State 90, OT: Carsen Edwards scored 38 points, including 20 in the first half and a four-point play in overtime, to lead Purdue past Penn State.

Ryan Cline added 20 points and Trevion Williams scored 10 for the Boilermakers (15-6, 7-2 Big Ten). Lamar Stevens scored 24 points, and Rasir Bolton added 18 for the Nittany Lions (7-14, 0-10).

No. 4 Gonzaga 93, at BYU 63: Brandon Clarke scored 23 points and Rui Hachimura added 20 to lead No. 4 Gonzaga to a win over BYU on Thursday night.

Clarke and Hachimura each grabbed nine rebounds as well. Corey Kispert had 16 points and Josh Perkins dished out 10 assists for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs shot 37 of 63 (59 percent) from the field — including 10 of 20 from 3-point range.

Gonzaga (20-2, 7-0 West Coast Conference) has won 28 straight road games against WCC opponents and 21 consecutive league games overall. Both streaks lead the nation.



Cal Poly 71, at UC Riverside 45: Marcellus Garrick scored 18 points on six three-pointers and Job Alexander had a career-high 15 points to lead Cal Poly to its first Big West win. The Highlanders were outscored by 23 points in the second half.


UC Irvine 66, at UC Santa Barbara 62 (OT): Max Hazzard scored eight of his 15 points in overtime, Jonathan Galloway had three critical plays in the last 2:17 and UC Irvine outlasted UC Santa Barbara in a battle for first place in the Big West Conference. The Anteaters (18-5, 6-1) have won nine straight league games on the road.

Pepperdine 83, at Portland 58: Kameron Edwards and Colbey Ross each scored 14 points and Pepperdine handed Portland its ninth straight loss, eighth in the WCC. Pepperdine’s defense held the Pilots to just 20 first-half points as the Waves cruised to a 26-point halftime advantage.

at Loyola Marymount 60, Pacific 42: James Batemon scored 19 points with four assists and three steals and Loyola Marymount (16-6, 4-4) held Pacific to one point in the last eight minutes, turning a tense game into a rout.

at Hawaii 74, Long Beach State 57: Brocke Stepteau scored 16 points, Eddie Stansberry had 14 and Hawaii pulled away from Long Beach. The 49ers’ Mason Riggins led all scorers with a career-high 18 points.