Louisiana (1-4) was led by Josh Brown’s 16 points. La’Ryan Gary scored 13 points off of the bench in the loss, while Travis Bureau added 10.
Louisiana held a seemingly comfortable 38-26 advantage at the intermission after holding the Cougars to just 33.3 percent shooting from the floor in the opening half.
Houston was able to complete the comeback behind 59.3 percent shooting from field goal range in the second stanza, including six three-pointers.
The Cougars were able to secure the win despite being outscored 36-16 in the paint by Louisiana.