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Feb 22, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) dribbles the ball as Connecticut Huskies guard Rodney Purvis (15) defends during the second half at Hofheinz Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Feb 22, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) dribbles the ball as Connecticut Huskies guard Rodney Purvis (15) defends during the second half at Hofheinz Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

Damyean Dotson had 25 points and nine rebounds and Houston used a big run to start the second half to rally for a 75-70 win over UConn Wednesday night.

Rob Gray added 16 points for Houston (19-8, 10-5 American), which shot 34 percent. Devin Davis had 11 points, and Kyle Meyer had nine points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars, which hit 9 for 10 from the free throw line in the final minute.

Jalen Adams had 18 points, Vance Jackson added 16 points and Rodney Purvis had 11 points for UConn (14-13, 9-6), which saw its four-game winning streak snapped. The Huskies shot 39 percent but hit 9 of 29 in the second half. >> Read more

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GEICO SportsNite: UConn Men's BB 00:00:48
UConn men's basketball dropped to 5-7 on the season with a 62-46 loss to the Houston Cougars in the AAC opener.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Rob Gray scored 20 points and Houston held UConn to 12 first-half points in a 62-46 victory on Wednesday.

Danrad Knowles and Damyean Dotson each added 10 points for the Cougars (10-3), who never trailed in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Houston dominated in the paint, outscoring UConn 26-12. >> Read more

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