Marshall 28 48 76
Houston 44 59 103
Date of game: 3/2/2013

Recap: Houston vs. Marshall

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - TaShawn Thomas registered 25 points, 14 rebounds and five assists to lift the Houston Cougars to a 103-76 rout of the Marshall Thundering Herd in a Conference USA bout at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Danuel House and Joseph Young tallied 23 points apiece for Houston (16-11, 5-9 C-USA), which snapped a three-game losing skid. Mikhail McLean chipped in 12 points and seven boards for the hosts.

DeAndre Kane had a game-high 27 points for Marshall (12-17, 5-9), while Elijah Pittman scored 22 points. Dennis Tinnon contributed 13 points and 12 boards off the bench.

Houston led 44-28 at the break after finishing the first half on a 21-8 run. Thomas had 16 points in the period to lead Houston, which shot 51.5 percent from the floor.

The Cougars opened the second half on a 14-7 run and never looked back despite allowing Marshall 14 second chance points in the final 20 minutes.

Houston improved to 6-4 all-time against Marshall.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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