Basketball: Cougars Head South for UTRGV Showdown (W 68-52)

Cougars Head South for UTRGV Showdown
Houston looks to avenge 2015 loss to Vaqueros

THE STARTING FIVE
Here are five names, numbers, news items and storylines that you need to know about the UTRGV game.
Name Change - Though the Cougars and UTRGV have met four previous times on the hardwood, this is just the second meeting since UTRGV changed their name from the UT-Pan American Broncos.
Freshman Phenom - Freshman Angela Harris was named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday for her performances against Texas State and Mercer.
Looking For Revenge - The Cougars are seeking to avenge a 55-45 loss to the Vaqueros a year ago. The defeat was the first in four games for Houston.
So Much Depth - Houston’s bench has played a key role in the scoring this season. The Cougars have won the bench points battle in four of their five contests.
Short Stint - The trip to Edinburg will be the only contest on this short road trip for Houston. The Cougars return home to face College of Charleston on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Nice win for the Coogs on the road against a team that has an RPI of 180 and beat the Coogs last year. Maybe this will kickstart the Coogs.

Cougars Roll Past UTRGV 68-52
Harris’ 18 paces Cougars in rematch of 2015 meeting
http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/113016aaa.html

“The thing that we talked about was enjoying the process, grinding through the process and loving the process,” Head Coach Ronald Hughey said. “When you start to lose it can pile up a little bit, but our kids hung tough, they fought, and they had faith.”

NEWS AND NOTES

- Graves was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the contest, while the Cougars were 13-of-15 as a team.
- Houston outrebounded UTRGV 48-35, while winning the offensive rebound battle 17-12. The offensive boards led to 10 second-chance points for the Cougars.
- For the fifth time this season, the Cougars won on bench points, this time with a decided advantage at 40-22.
- While her 10 points was a season-high, Graves also pulled down a career-best five rebounds.

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