The Houston Cougars' Men's basketball team dominated the second half to beat Cincinatti 85-69 Sunday afternoon. With the win, UH clinched the American Athletic Conference regular-season championship outright.
Corey Davis Jr. scored 31 points which goes for his career high. Davis Jr. shot 3-9 from three point land and also had six assists. Armoni Brooks had 14 points and six rebounds with Nate Hinton scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.
The Cougars used a 35-12 run throughout the 2nd half to ice the victory. As a team, UH shot 52% from three and 46% from the field. This is the first league championship for Houston since the 1983-84 team won the Southwest Conference title. Also, this team will be in the NCAA Tournament for back-to-back seasons for the first time since the early 80s.
With UH finishing the regular season at 29-2, the team sets a school record for regular season wins, one win above the 28 win team from the 1967-68 season.
Next up is the conference tournament which will start Friday with the quarterfinals from Memphis, Tennessee. Houston will take on the winner of USF/UConn at 11am CT.