Cougars Head West for Long Beach State
Houston’s first road trip wraps up Friday
THE STARTING FIVE
Here are five names, numbers, news items and storylines that you need to know about the Long Beach State game.
West Coast Swing – Houston’s first road trip of the season continues when they head to California to take on Long Beach State. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. CT.
Chyanne Butler - Junior starting point guard Chyanne Butler had a career game for the Cougars on the first leg of the trip. Against UNLV she collected career-highs in points (18) and rebounds (8).
Back So Soon - Houston meets Long Beach State for the second consecutive season, as the Cougars will look to avenge a 47-41 loss to the 49ers on Nov. 19, 2015.
It’s Been A While – Friday’s game marks the first time Houston will travel to California since a 2-game swing against Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly on Nov. 13 and Nov. 15, 2007.
Not Too Familiar - The Cougars and 49ers have only met five previous times on the hardwood, dating back to Nov. 24, 1978 in a neutral site game in Plainview, Texas.