Dynamic Duo Roberts and Cryer Propel No. 7 Houston to 82-50 Victory Over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

J’Wan Roberts tallied 17 points and nine rebounds, while L.J. Cryer added 15 points, leading No. 7 Houston to an 82-50 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. Cryer notched 12 points in the first half, and Roberts contributed 11 points before halftime, giving Houston a 14-point lead at the break. Ja’Vier Francis and Emanuel Sharp also made significant contributions for Houston, which shot 42% and forced 17 turnovers, converting them into 19 points. Lance-Amir Paul and Jordan Roberts scored 10 and nine points, respectively, for the Islanders, but their team shot just 30% from the field. Houston coach Jim Shaw credited Houston’s dominant 54-41 rebounding edge, particularly their 19-13 advantage in offensive rebounds, as a key factor in the game. Despite committing 40 fouls collectively, Houston was able to convert 20 of 34 free throw attempts, while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi only managed 7 of 12 successful free throws. The Islanders will host Dallas Christian on Monday, while Houston will wrap up their season-opening three-game homestand by hosting Stetson on Monday.