Basketball Faces Rematch at Wichita State (W 73-62)

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Wichita State enters Saturday’s contest with a 10-13 record and a 5-4 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Shockers most recently fell 77-67 at ECU on Jan. 30, but had won five consecutive games entering that matchup.

Wichita State shoots 43.7 percent from the field and 25.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to 65.7 points per game. Conversely, the Shockers allow opponents to score 66.9 points per game while allowing them to shoot 42.6 percent and 33.0 percent from the field and beyond the 3-point line, respectively.

The Shockers have a pair of players that average double figures in scoring, including a team-high 18.9 points per game from Rangie Bessard. Diamond Lockhart sits second on the squad with 10.4 points per night.

Bessard also paces the Shockers on the glass, pulling down 7.8 rebounds per game, while Angiee Tompkins is second at 5.1 boards per contest.

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Coogs press working wonders again. Outscore WSU 26-11 in the 3rd and lead by 10.

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Watched the entire game on the AAC Network, this is a fun team. Just like the men team ,they have a couple of players coming in next year that will make them even better.

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Houston: The Cougars finished with four players in double figures, including a game-high 24 for Jasmyne Harris. Harris has now scored in double figures in 15 consecutive games and now has 13 games of 20 or more points this season. Harris also led the Cougars on the glass with eight boards. Serithia Hawkins finished the contest with 18 points, while Dorian Branch added 14 and Octavia Barnes scored 10.

Wichita State: The Shockers finished with a trio of players in double figures, including 15 from Rangie Bessard. Keke Thompson added 14 points, and tied with Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage for the team lead with seven rebounds, while Angiee Tompkins scored 13.


Houston swept the season series against Wichita State and moved to 4-0 all-time against the Shockers.

With the victory, the Cougars picked up their seventh win in American Athletic Conference play, the most the program has achieved since joining the league.

Houston’s 18 wins are the most the program has earned since winning 26 games throughout the 2010-11 season. The Cougars also won their fourth conference road game for the first time since 2010-11.

The Cougars made seven 3-pointers in the contest, giving them 185 on the season and breaking the school record of 178 set last season.

Sophomore Jasmyne Harris picked up her 13th game of 20 or more points with her 24 point performance. Harris now has 490 points this season, the 20th best total in a single season for a Cougar.

After storming back from nine points down in the contest, Houston completed its eighth comeback of eight or more points this season.

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Still 6 regular season games to go

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