Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-24 16:55:14 –
The Maui Invitational 3rd place deciding match quickly turned into an explosion as No. 12 Houston took advantage of the first half of a frigid shot from Oregon to win 78-49 in Las Vegas.
Fabian White Jr. scored 13 out of 15 points in the first half, but is not necessary for the attack as Cougar led in the halftime of 41-19 in the second half and rose 34 points early in the second half. was. half.
Marcus Sasser added 14 points to Houston and Josh Carlton added 13 points. Eric Williams Jr. led Oregon with 13 points.
Houston (5-1) was a good team in all phases, but was particularly effective in its aggression and hustle. The cougar loosened the ball faster, authoritatively carried the ball into the basket, and settled the duck (3-3) on a jump shot without many aggressive rebounds.
After losing to Wisconsin 65-63 on Tuesday, Houston was able to bounce back. Oregon struggled again in the first half after a storm in the first half with an attack on Chaminade on Monday and then on St. Mary’s on Tuesday, lagging behind and unable to recover.
The pattern was the same for the three duck defeats this season. Miss shots, provisional play, and a deficit in the first half that is too big to overcome.
The early 10-0 cougar run set the tone as Oregon went for 3 minutes without points during the stretch. White then scored eight unanswered points himself, knocking down three consecutive pointers, giving Houston a 35-14 lead, leaving 3:32 in the first half.
The duck, who scored 15 points against St. Mary’s in the first half, scored 19 points against Houston in the first half, shooting only 30%, while the Cougars shot 52%.
Oregon was frightened when two of the top players, Quincy Guerrier and Devion Harmon, collided with play early in the second half. Both left the game but were able to return. Harmon was checked for concussion.
The 12-0 Houston run to start the second half was 53-19, resting all hope that the ducks would return.
All Maui Invitational games have been moved to Las Vegas this year due to a COVID-19 travel ban.
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