Sasser, No. 6 Houston beat SMU 70-48 for 8th straight win

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Houston guard Marcus Sasser (0) watches his 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against SMU, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 19 points and No. 6 Houston beat SMU 70-48 for its eighth straight win. Sasser bounced back after scoring just three points in his previous game. He missed his first five shots against SMU before finding the range. Justin Gorham had nine points and 17 rebounds as Houston improved to 15-1. The Cougars have won 20 home games in a row. Kendric Davis scored 11 points for SMU. The Mustangs are 9-4.