Fabian White Jr. scored 15 factors, Marcus Sasser added 14 and No. 12 Houston overpowered Oregon 78-49 Wednesday within the Maui Invitational third-place sport.

The Cougars (5-1) smothered the Ducks with defensive strain and pushed them round inside to guide by 34 early within the second half. Houston had a 40-22 benefit within the paint and snagged 11 offensive rebounds to complete 2-1 within the relocated Maui Invitational.

BIG PICTURE

Dana Altman groups sometimes get higher because the season goes alongside. Oregon has a protracted approach to go, notably on the offensive finish.

Houston had a hiccup within the semifinals however confirmed it may nonetheless be an elite defensive group in its two wins.

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Houston hosts Northwestern State on (*12*).

Oregon hosts Montana on Monday.