MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jherrod Stiggers scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Houston upset No. 25 SMU 68-64 in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament Thursday.
The Cougars (17-15), who will face either No. 5 Louiville or Rutgers, which play later Thursday, converted 9 of 19 3-pointers in the game.
L.J. Rose finished with 16, hitting all three of his shots from outside the arc. TaShawn Thomas added 14 points and nine rebounds and four blocks, including a key one down the stretch, while Danuel House finished with 11 for the sixth-seed Houston.
Cannen Cunningham led SMU (23-9), the tournament's third seed, with 14 points, while Markus Kennedy scored 13 and grabbed nine rebounds. Nick Russell had 10 points.
Nic Moore, SMU's leading scorer at 13.9 a game, had eight points, but missed all nine of his shots from the field. He had eight assists.