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Houston 74, Delaware State 63

December 20, 1996

HOUSTON (AP) _ Willie Byrd scored 20 points and Galen Robinson added 18 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night, leading Houston in a 74-63 victory over Delaware State.

Houston (5-3) started sluggishly and never led by more than 9 points in the first half. But the Cougars started the second half with an 11-2 run and led by up to 20 down the stretch.

Byrd scored 16 of his points in the second half. Kenya Capers, academically ineligible the first six games, started for the first time and had 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Cougars also got 11 points from Damon Jones.

Delaware State (0-7) was led by Brian Parker with 16 points and Chris Nurse with 13.

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