DALLAS -- Jherrod Stiggers scored the first 6 points in overtime for Houston, including a 3-pointer, and the Cougars went on to record an 84-80 victory over SMU on Saturday.
Houston (14-7, 3-5 Conference USA) forced the overtime after trailing by 17 points at halftime. The Cougars outscored the Mustangs (12-11, 2-6) 53-26 in the second half.
Joseph Young led the way for Houston with 17 points. Stiggers had 16 off the bench, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. TaShawn Thomas scored 15 points, J.J. Thomson scored 13 and Danuel House scored 10.