No. 21 Houston fell to the UConn Huskies 77-71 in the road finale of the regular season on Thursday evening in Connecticut.
The Cougars are now tied with the Bearcats at 12-5, and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are all alone as the No. 1 team in the conference at 13-4 with one game remaining for all three teams.
Sophomore guard Quentin Grimes busted out of a scoring slump against UConn, scoring 24 points in the loss. He had not scored in double figures since Feb. 12 against South Florida. The Woodlands native has also had to deal with a hip pointer injury in the last couple of weeks.