NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament Second Round-Auburn vs Houston

Mar 18, 2023; Birmingham, AL, USA; Houston Cougars guard Jamal Shead (1) dribbles against Auburn Tigers guard Zep Jasper (12) during the first half at Legacy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Tramon Mark scored a career-high 26 points and the Houston defense did the rest as No. 1-seeded Cougars came back in the second half for an 81-64 win over ninth-seeded Auburn on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional second-round game in Birmingham, Ala.

The Cougars (33-3) advance to play either fourth-seeded Indiana or fifth-seeded Miami, who play Sunday evening, in the Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday in Kansas City.

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