HOUSTON 84, GEORGIA STATE 55
Cougars make quick work of Georgia State in Round 1 of NCAA Tournament
The Houston Cougars won their opening game in the NCAA Tournament, knocking off a badly overmatched Georgia State team 84-55.
Here are five quick highlights:
1) Corey Davis is for real
Davis had another monster game with 26 points, five rebounds and six assists. He hit 7 of 17 3-pointers and helped the Cougars put the game away early.
2) Defense carries the day
The Cougars stifled Georgia State, which shot just 30 percent for the game and made only 6 of 23 3-pointers.
3) And that rebounding...
The Cougars have won all year with defense and rebounding. We already mentioned the defense; they also out rebounded Georgia State 51-27 in a dominant effort.
4) Playing physical
The Cougars were able to beat down the Panthers, and did not commit a lot of fouls doing it (14). If the refs let them play, the Cougars can be very dangerous moving forward.
5) Coming up
The Cougars will face Ohio State in the next round. OSU has good size but is slow. If UH can get out and run, this should be a win.