No. 11 Houston uses big first half to cruise past UCF 75-58

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Houston guard DeJon Jarreau, left, dishes off the ball under pressure from Central Florida guard Dre Fuller Jr. (24) and forward Jamille Reynolds (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes scored 18 points, Justin Gorham added 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 11 Houston used a dominant first half to cruise to a 75-58 win over UCF. Grimes scored in double figures for his 11th straight game after opening the season with eight points against Lamar. Houston won its fourth straight game since its loss to Tulsa, its only defeat of the season. The Cougars shot 42%, including 8 of 25 on 3-pointers. Jamille Reynolds scored 14 points, and Dre Fuller Jr. and Darin Green Jr. each had 12 points for UCF.