FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kyler Edwards put more emphasis on what he needed to do for 18th-ranked Houston with standout forward Fabian White hurting. J'Wan Roberts was the player who actually had to replace the big man on the floor.
With big games by Edwards and Roberts, and plenty of other contributions, the Cougars advanced to their fourth consecutive American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game with an 86-66 semifinal win over Tulane on Saturday.
Edwards had 20 points with six 3-pointers, along with eight assists, seven rebounds and only one turnover. Roberts, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, matched a career high with 10 points and added 13 rebounds.