Dotson scores 20, Houston downs Tulane 65-51 - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Dotson scores 20, Houston downs Tulane 65-51

FOX 8 graphic FOX 8 graphic
HOUSTON (AP) - -

Damyean Dotson scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his 16th career 20-point game and Houston used a big first half to beat a struggling Tulane 65-51 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.

Tulane shot a season-low 18 of 59 from the floor (30.5 percent) while the Cougars (14-7, 5-4 American) shot 40 percent and outrebounded the Green Wave 44-37.

Wes VanBeck's 3-pointer put Houston up for good 9-7 and the Cougars led 31-16 at halftime behind Dotson's 11 points, shooting 44.4 percent from the floor to Tulane's 22 percent. The Green Wave made just 1 of 10 3-pointers in the half.

Rob Gray Jr. hit a jumper and a layup to spark a 9-3 run for a 51-34 second-half lead and Houston led by 20 with 2:34 to go.

Gray had 12 points with four assists and Armoni Brooks and VanBeck added 11 apiece for Houston.

Malik Morgan scored 13 for Tulane (4-16, 1-7), which has lost four straight.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SportsMore>>

  • Pelicans match Warriors for most All-Star Game starters

    Pelicans match Warriors for most All-Star Game starters

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    The New Orleans Pelicans dropped to 23-21 Wednesday night while the Golden State Warriors are 37-9 and the defending champions, yet both own two of the 10 starting positions in the NBA's 2018 All-Star Game. 

    more>>

    The New Orleans Pelicans dropped to 23-21 Wednesday night while the Golden State Warriors are 37-9 and the defending champions, yet both own two of the 10 starting positions in the NBA's 2018 All-Star Game. 

    more>>
  • Manning Award given to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield

    Manning Award given to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl made history Thursday as they named their first-ever former walk-on as Manning Award recipient in Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. 

    more>>

    The Allstate Sugar Bowl made history Thursday as they named their first-ever former walk-on as Manning Award recipient in Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. 

    more>>
  • After Further Review: Saints head into offseason guarded against entitlement

    After Further Review: Saints head into offseason guarded against entitlement

    Sean Payton has a clear message: 2017 success doesn't guarantee anything (Source: FOX 8 Photo)Sean Payton has a clear message: 2017 success doesn't guarantee anything (Source: FOX 8 Photo)
    When the Saints met as a team for the final time of the 2017 season this week, it didn’t take long to figure out the premise of their offseason organizational message. Sean Payton: “"There's nothing promised. I think we've got a lot to do this offseason. We've got a lot of work to do in a lot of areas we've got to address.  I think I would just say we'll see."” Drew Brees: “While I think we do have a talented team, I know that each year you hav...more>>
    When the Saints met as a team for the final time of the 2017 season this week, it didn’t take long to figure out the premise of their offseason organizational message. Sean Payton: “"There's nothing promised. I think we've got a lot to do this offseason. We've got a lot of work to do in a lot of areas we've got to address.  I think I would just say we'll see."” Drew Brees: “While I think we do have a talented team, I know that each year you hav...more>>
Powered by Frankly