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Houston rolls over Nicholls State 76-49



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HOUSTON (AP) — Devonta Pollard scored 18 points and Houston defeated Nicholls State 76-49 on Monday.

Pollard made all six of his first-half shots and Houston led 31-20 despite missing all 10 of its 3-pointers. The Cougars outscored the Colonels 20-5 to open the second half and led by as many as 29.

Damyean Dotson and Danrad Knowles joined Pollard with eight rebounds apiece as the Cougars dominated the boards 53-28 with 18 offensive rebounds leading to 20 second-chance points. Dotson scored 15 points and Rob Gray Jr. 14.

Quinton Thomas scored 15 points off the bench for Nicholls State, which shot just 28 percent.

Houston (10-2) won for the fifth time in six games and begins American Conference play against South Florida on Wednesday.

The Colonels (4-9) lost for the sixth time in seven outings and plays Lamar in its Southland opener on Saturday.

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