Basketball: Houston Hosts Alcorn State to Wrap Non-Conference (W 85-70)

Houston Hosts Alcorn State to Wrap Non-Conference
Cougars, Lady Braves meet for first time since 2003
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SCOUTING THE LADY BRAVES
Alcorn State enters Wednesday’s contest with a 0-10 overall record, and a 0-7 mark in true road games. The duo most recently dropped a pair of contests to Big 12 opponents, losing to Texas Tech 90-37 before falling to TCU 95-39.

As a team, the Lady Braves average 49.6 points per game while allowing opponents to score 79.6. Alcorn State shoots 30.4 percent from the field as a team, including a 26.6 percent mark from beyond the 3-point line. Defensively, the Lady Braves allow opponents to shoot 49.7 percent while letting in 40.0 percent of opponents’ 3-point attempts.

Tia Sanders leads Alcorn individually in scoring with 11.9 points per game, while Miracle Rushing pulls down 7.1 rebounds per contest to pace the Lady Braves.

Cougars Down Alcorn in Non-Conference Finale
Houston finishes first half of season with seven wins
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NEWS AND NOTES

The 85 points scored for Houston is the most under Hughey, and the most the team has scored since a 90-84 win over Tulane on March 5, 2011.
Houston finished the non-conference portion of its schedule with seven wins, a new high for Hughey.
The 29 points Houston scored in the third quarter is the most in a single quarter for the Cougars this season. Houston had previously scored 27 in a quarter twice this season.
Houston won the bench-points battle for the 11th time this season, outscoring Alcorn with their reserves 38-30.
Houston’s 50 rebounds, and 32 defensive boards, are the most the team has collected in a game this season.
Since her first double-digit scoring game on Dec. 4, Jasmyne Harris is averaging 14.7 points per game over that seven-game span.
The Cougars shot 47.8 percent (32-of-67) from the field in the contest, a new season-high.





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