Basketball: Houston’s First Road Trip Yields UNLV (L 64-53)

Houston’s First Road Trip Yields UNLV
Cougars leave Houston for first time in 2016-17

Here are five names, numbers, news items and storylines that you need to know about the UNLV game.
So Long Houston - Tuesday’s game will be the first road trip of the 2016-17 season for Houston. After the matchup with UNLV, the Cougars will head further west to meet Long Beach State.
Who Are You? - The Cougars and Rebels renewed hostilities last season when UNLV won a 63-60 thriller, but the squads have not met in Las Vegas since 1994.
New Faces - Three Cougars made their Houston debut in the matchup against Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday. Freshmen Angela Harris and Jasmyne Harris and junior Brianne Coffman played in their first games.
Road Debut – Houston is 1-1 in road openers under Head Coach Ronald Hughey. Hughey’s squad beat UNT on the road in his first season before falling to College of Charleston last year.
On The Dockett - Tuesday’s road opener is one of 14 games that the Cougars will face on the road in 2016-17. Houston has 14 home games and a neutral site matchup.

Tough loss…Coogs were in it up until the end.

Cougars Fall 64-53 in Road Opener at UNLV
Butler scores career-best 18 as Houston comes up short

“We stuck together and we continued to fight throughout no matter how far we got down,” Head Coach Ronald Hughey said. “We still came in and gave it our all. We scrapped. On the defensive end we didn’t give up as many drives as last game, so we made a vast improvement on that. We still continued to play fast and under control, but we just didn’t make the quality shots that we normally would make.”

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