Sasser, cold-shooting No. 2 Houston outlast Kent State 49-44


              Houston guard Marcus Sasser (0) is defended by Kent State guard Sincere Carry (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              Kent State forward Miryne Thomas (33) shoots over Houston forward Jarace Walker (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            
              Houston guard Marcus Sasser, right, hits a basket over Kent State guard Sincere Carry (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)
            Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Kent State, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox) Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Kent State, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox) Houston guard Tramon Mark (12), right, draws a foul from Kent State forward VonCameron Davis (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox)