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Houston upsets No. 16 Wichita State on the road

The defense set the tone early and carried the Houston Cougars to a huge 65-54 victory over the 16th ranked Wichita State Shockers on Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.

Junior forward Fabian White Jr. and freshman guard Marcus Sasser got the Cougars offense going, as the two combined for nine points over the first five minutes of the first half to help Houston jump to an early 12-8 lead.

Freshman guard Caleb Mills and sophomore guard Quentin Grimes came off the bench with about 13 minutes remaining in the half and provided an immediate spark.