HOUSTON -- Armoni Brooks tied his career best by knocking down six 3-pointers while putting up 24 points as Houston cruised past Alabama A&M 101-54 in the Cougars' season-opener Saturday night.
Named the 2018 Sixth Man of the Year, Brooks was 9 of 13 from the field, including 6 of 10 from distance.
Houston won its 16th straight home game at H&PE Arena while the Cougars new home, $60-million Fertitta Center, is nearing completion.
The Cougars shot 61 percent from the field (37 of 61) and were 15 of 30 from behind the stripe. Corey Davis Jr. finished with 22 points. Breaon Brady and Cedrick Alley Jr. added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Andre Kennedy had 14 points to lead Alabama A&M, which fell to South Florida in its opener, 80-63. The Bulldogs will play their first six games on the road. They play Rice Sunday.
Sacramento State dominates 2nd half for 81-56 victory
Joshua Patton was 8 of 11 from the floor for 19 points and Marcus Graves added 14 while dishing out 10 assists as Sacramento State shut down Division II Holy Names in the second half for an 81-56 victory on Tuesday night.
Rosga scores 22 points, Denver defeats Wyoming 90-87 in OT
Joe Rosga scored 22 points and made four consecutive free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime to help Denver defeat Wyoming 90-87 on Tuesday night.
Murphy, Minnesota outlast pesky North Florida 80-71
Jordan Murphy had 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, Isaiah Washington pitched in 14 points and 13 assists, and Minnesota outlasted North Florida 80-71 on Tuesday night.