(WSU) Houston came up with a stop in the final seconds to defeat Wichita State, 77-74, in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship Saturday.
The Shockers had the final possession with 6.7 seconds on the clock, but a turnover on the inbounds sent Houstons Rob Gray to the freethrow line for two shots where he would hit both, giving the Cougars a three-point win.
Landry Shamet scored 16 of his team-high 19 points after halftime to lead four Shockers in double-figures. Shaquille Morris added 12 points. Rashard Kelly posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Austin Reaves added 10.
Wichita State will now wait and see where they are headed in the NCAA tournament during Sunday's Selection Show.
Houston will play Cincinnati in the AAC Championship game. The game will be broadcast on KVOE 1400AM/96.9FM with coverage beginning at 1:45p.