THE STARTING FIVE
Here are five names, numbers, news items and storylines you need to know about Friday’s Preseason WNIT consolation round game against Milwaukee.
New Orleans Regional – Following its First Round loss in the Preseason WNIT at Texas A&M, Houston was placed in the New Orleans Consolation Regional, where they are paired with Milwaukee. The regional also includes New Orleans and CSUN.
Who Are You – The Cougars have no history with any of the three teams in the bracket, having never met Milwaukee, New Orleans or Cal State-Northridge on the hardwood.
Long Road – Houston continues its month-long opening road trip with the second round of the Preseason WNIT. The Cougars will play their first eight games away from home.
Ready to Run – Head Coach Ronald Hughey has always had the mantra of press, run and have fun. The Cougars were able to execute this plan well in the opener, outscoring Texas A&M 10-2 on the fast break.
Budding Talent – Houston has had three freshmen over the past two seasons make the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman squad. Serithia Hawkins earned the honor unanimously in 2015-16, while Angela and Jasmyne Harris garnered laurels last season.