HOUSTON — Cameron Tyson made a school-record 10 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 32 points, and No. 5 Houston rolled to a 112-46 victory over the NAIA’s Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday.
Coming off an 82-73 loss to East Carolina on Wednesday, the Cougars (16-2) left little doubt against the overmatched Saints, jumping out to a big lead by halftime.
Tyson, who scored 20 in the first half, beat his previous career high of 31 points against Tulane on Jan. 28.
Houston shot 55% from the field, including 15 of 31 on 3-pointers. Tramon Mark added 22 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Jamal Shead had 20 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and eight steals.
The margin of victory was Houston’s largest since a 131-62 win over Florida Tech in November 2005.
Jordan Embry scored nine points for OLLU (1-4), which shot 25% from the field. Ruben Monzon and Ethan White had eight points apiece.
Houston used a 39-4 run over a 12-minute stretch of the first half to take a 51-13 lead on a layup by Mark with four minutes remaining. Tyson had 15 points on five 3-pointers during the stretch.
Houston led 60-22 at the half. The Cougars shot 63% in the half, hitting 11 straight field goals at one point.
OLLU: The Saints played for the first time since losing 102-70 to UTSA on Dec. 20. The Saints have had eight games either postponed or canceled.
Houston: Coach Kelvin Sampson did not play any of his regular starters. The Cougars outrebounded the Saints 55-28. Houston held a 50-16 advantage in points in the paint and a 27-5 edge in fast-break points. . Kiyron Powell finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and J’Wan Roberts had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
OLLU: After playing only Division I schools so far, the Saints are scheduled to travel to NAIA foe Jarvis Christian for games on Feb. 17-18.
Houston: Returns to American Athletic Conference play on Wednesday at South Florida.