HOUSTON — Devin Davis scored 16 points, Armoni Brooks had a double-double and Houston throttled Tulane 73-42 on Sunday to stay in a tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference standings with Wichita State.
Houston hosts conference leader, and sixth-ranked, Cincinnati (23-2, 12-0) on Thursday.
Brooks finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars capped a 10-0 run with Fabian White Jr.’s dunk that made it 19-7 with 11:49 before intermission and the Cougars never looked back.
Houston (19-5, 9-3) built a 39-15 halftime lead as the Cougars made half their 34 shots and saw eight different players score. Tulane struggled suffering through a 6-for-23 (26 percent) shooting performance before the break.
Corey Davis Jr., made consecutive 3-pointers and Devin Davis made a jumper and a pair of free throws and Houston led 50-19 with 15:40 left.
Melvin Frazier led Tulane (13-11, 4-8) with 11 points and the Green Wave made 14 of 49 (28.6) of their shots.