The Houston Cougars (12-3) came to the campus of Temple University to face the test from the Owls (9-5).
While Temple came in the upper echelon of NCAA rebound stats, it would be Houston who flexed their muscles and dominated the boards.
The Cougars pulled out to a 12 point lead at the half. Temple was as far back as 18 at one point.
The point differential was the residual of a 32-12 rebound advantage.
The Cougars went into a man on man defense that allowed Temple to scratch and claw (maybe a hoot or two) to get the game knotted up.
With just over 8 minutes remaining, Monty Scott put the home team in front, 58-56.
It was all Houston from that point when the Cougars went on a 9-2 run to seal the deal.
Caleb Mills led the Cougars with 25 points while Temple was graced with 21 from Quinton Rose.
Final numbers for the rebounds showed Houston in utter dominance, 54-32 but an amazing 23-8 in offensive pickups.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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