- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Rob Gray Jr. scored 31 points in regulation and Wes VanBeck added 11 points during two overtimes and Houston beat East Carolina 97-93 on Saturday.

Houston led by eight points with three minutes left in regulation before East Carolina closed on a 9-1 run. The Cougars’ Devonta Pollard missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 35.3 seconds left and ECU’s Caleb White sank a 3-pointer from the wing to tie it at 75-all. Houston played for the final shot but turned it over.

Houston’s Galen Robinson Jr. missed a 3 pointer with three seconds left in the first overtime and Damyean Dotson’s grabbed the offensive rebound but his jumper was short.

VanBeck scored seven of Houston’s first nine points of the second overtime for a 93-91 lead. He added a free throw with three seconds left for a two-possession game.

Dotson added 23 points and 13 rebounds for Houston (15-6, 5-4 American).

B.J. Tyson scored 20 points for East Carolina (10-12, 2-7).

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide