Memphis Beats Houston in CUSA Action, 77-64 

Tigers extend nation's longest winning streak to 17

CBS Sportsline.com: The depth of No. 7 Memphis was just too much for the Houston Cougars.

The Tigers overcame an early Houston lead fueled by aggressive defense, then wore down the Cougars and coasted to a 77-64 victory on Sunday, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 17.

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 19 points to lead Memphis. Joey Dorsey added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (25-3, 14-0 Conference USA), who also won their 29th consecutive home game.

Memphis weathered the pesky defensive start by the Cougars with a late run in the first half to put the game out of reach. Houston (15-13, 9-5) never threatened the Tigers in the second half.

"We're deep, and that helps us," Douglas-Roberts said. "Eventually, a team that is not as deep as us will get worn out because we're constantly running up and down."

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