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Houston defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 83-76

Dec 6, 2009 - 11:25 PM HOUSTON(AP) -- Aubrey Coleman scored 29 points and Kelvin Lewis added 22 as Houston defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 83-76 on Sunday.

Coleman and Lewis combined to hit 11 3-pointers for the Cougars (4-2), who won despite being outshot 50.0 percent-44.1 percent and outrebounded 44-28.

Houston was 11 for 29 from 3-point range while the Islanders (4-4) were 8 of 17.

Kevin Palmer paced Corpus Christi with 22 points.

A 3 by Lewis put Houston ahead 58-46 with 11:07 remaining, but the Corpus Christi quickly responded with a 15-5 run to pull within 63-61. The Islanders got within two points on two other occasions, including with 1:24 to play, but they couldn't overcome the Cougars.

Houston ended the game on a 5-0 run.