Basketball Hits the Road for Temple (W 99-75)

(Patrick) #1

Important stretch for the Cougars as they begin an 8 game set against teams with losing conference records. Chance for the Coogs to boost their record.

Temple enters Tuesday’s contest with a 9-7 record and a 1-3 mark in American Athletic Conference play, after dropping back-to-back games to USF (89-73) and at Cincinnati (80-72) over the last week of play.

The Owls shoot 39.0 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to 67.7 points per contest. Conversely, Temple allows its opponents to score 67.4 points a night, while letting them shoot 41.0 percent from the field and 28.0 percent from deep.

Temple has two players that average double figures in scoring, including a team-best 23.3 points per night from Tanaya Atkinson. Mia Davis ranks second on the Temple squad, scoring 11.3 points per contest.

Both Atkinson and Davis pace the Owls on the glass as well. Atkinson averages almost a double-double per night, pulling down 10.3 rebounds per game to go along with her scoring numbers, while Davis pulls down 8.9 boards per game.

(Patrick) #2

Coogs look a lot sharper on offense tonight. Lead after the 1st quarter, 29-21

(Patrick) #3

Nice, Blackshell-Fair is back!!!

(Patrick) #4

Coogs up 58-41 at half


(Patrick) #5

Greg Ward at the game. Spoke to the team before the game.

(Patrick) #6

Uh oh…Blackshell-Fair helped off the court.

(Patrick) #7

78-58 Coogs going to the 4th.

Blackshell-Fair came back in by the end of the quarter.

(Patrick) #8

Coogs just set the school record for most 3’s in a game: 14

(Patrick) #9

Coogs hit 15 3’s and win 99-75. First ever win against Temple.

(morris williams) #10

Good job Ladies…way to respond after that Uconn game…

(Patrick) #11

Houston: The Cougars finished with four players in double figures including a game-high 29 points from sophomore Jasmyne Harris. Angela Harris tallied 24 points in the contest, while Dorian Branch added 16 and Serithia Hawkins finished with 12. Those four for Houston combined to make all 15 of Houston’s 3-pointers including five each from Branch and Angela Harris. Hawkins finished the game with a team-high eight rebounds, while Jasmyne Harris and Octavia Barnes each had six.

Temple: The Owls saw three players reach double figures in the contest, including Mia Davis and Tanaya Atkinson who tied for the team lead with 20. Emani Mayo finished the contest with 14 points, while Breanna Perry led Temple on the glass with seven rebounds.


The 99 points for the Cougars is the most for the team this season, and is the best scoring night since a 104-65 victory over North Texas on Dec. 5, 2009. The 99 points is the most for Houston in a conference game since a 99-81 victory at TCU on Jan. 17, 1996.

With the victory over the Owls, the Cougars now have four wins in American Athletic Conference play, matching last year’s squad with their most since joining the league in 2013-14.

Houston made a program-record 15 3-pointers in the contest, breaking the previous mark of 13 set earlier this year in a 79-75 victory over Texas Tech. The Cougars have made 153 3-pointers through 20 games this season, which ranks eighth all-time in school history, with 11 more games remaining on the schedule.

With five 3-pointers made in the game, sophomore guard Angela Harris became just the ninth player in program history to make 100 3-pointers in their career.

With four 3-pointers made against Temple, Jasmyne Harris now has 93 in her career, breaking a tie for 10th in program history with Tye Jackson (2005-08) who had 89.

Serithia Hawkins pulled down three offensive rebounds in the contest, moving her into a tie for seventh on the all-time list at Houston. Hawkins pulls even with Stephanie Edwards who had 239 offensive boards from 1989-93.

With 16 points in the game, sophomore Dorian Branch eclipsed the 300-point mark and now has 307 in her career.

With 29 points in the contest, Jasmyne Harris recorded her 10th game of 20 or more points this season, and fifth in just six conference games. Harris is averaging 26.7 points per game since opening American play.

With her 29 points, Harris eclipsed the 750-point mark and now has 761 in her career.

Houston won the points in the paint battle 36-34 while winning points off turnovers 21-16 and the second chance points battle 15-4.

The Cougars shot a season-best 57.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line in the contest.

Houston entered the contest first in the American Athletic Conference with 12.0 steals per game, and the Cougars matched that number against the Owls.

The victory for Houston was its first over the Owls in nine games since each team joined the American Athletic Conference.

(morris williams) #12

It’s obvious that this team has some talent, but no size, however, they should be much better next year with the addition of a pure point guard Dymond Gladney of Clear Springs, (same type of player as her predecessor Brooks McCarty at UT) North Carolina transfer 6’2 Alyssa Okoene, 5’11 Starr Jacobs and 6’2 Tatyana Hill.

I’ve had the privilege to watch Okoene when she was at North Shore and i’ve seen Hill and Gladney play numerous times this year, they can play…Starr comes from one of the most prestigious girl basketball programs in the state of Texas, she is not a starter, and don’t seem to be in the regular rotation, according to MaxPrep. Duncanville best players seems to always sign with the so call major programs, that’s why i’m not that excited about her. Hope i’m wrong

Completely OT
When you look at the Mc Donald 2017-2018 Girls All-American team, how can Baylor with all of their issues involving female students, get four of those All American players (5’11,6’2,6’3, 6’4) Texas signed two players from that team(6’7,6’5) and that don’t include all that size already on their rosters. That what student,fan and Alum support does for a program.

We will never become a big time men or women basketball program until we start showing up, no matter the opponent, come out and support the young men and women. The UH students and Alum needs to step up their game.

(Patrick) #13

Agreed on that last part. Hope with this season, and the new arena, that people support both programs.