White scores 21, No. 14 Houston beats SMU 75-61

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SMU forward Marcus Weathers (50) brings the ball up court against Houston forward Fabian White Jr. (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

HOUSTON (AP) — Fabian White Jr. had 21 points and nine rebounds and Josh Carlton added 19 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 14 Houston to a 75-61 win over SMU. Taze Moore chipped in 11 points, and Jamal Shead finished with 10 points and 11 assists for Houston. The Cougars had a 48-30 advantage in points in the paint, shot 45% and held a 49-25 advantage in rebounds in their fourth straight win. Kendric Davis scored 19 points, and Michael Weathers scored 10 points to lead the Mustangs. Houston has a two-game lead over the Mustangs for first place in the American Athletic Conference heading into the final week of the regular season.