SCOUTING THE GOLDEN HURRICANE Tulsa enters Saturday’s contest with an 8-16 record and a 2-9 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Golden Hurricane most recently fell 74-70 at SMU on Feb. 7, and have lost eight consecutive games entering that matchup.
Tulsa shoots 37.0 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to just 60.8 points per game. Conversely, the Golden Hurricane allow opponents to score 64.6 points per game while allowing them to shoot 39.3 percent and 29.4 percent from the field and beyond the 3-point line, respectively.
Tulsa has a pair of players that average double figures in scoring, including a team-high 14.4 points per game from Shug Dickson. Erica Wakefield puts in right at 10.0 points per game to stand as a close second on the squad.
Kendrian Elliott paces the Golden Hurricane on the glass, pulling down 6.7 rebounds per game, while Crystal Polk is second at 4.7 boards per contest.
TOP PERFORMERS Houston: Houston finished the contest with three players in double figures, including a career-high 26 points from Angela Harris. Jasmyne Harris finished the game with 15 points, while Serithia Hawkins tallied her sixth double-double of the season and 16th of her career with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Tulsa: Tulsa had four players reach double figures in the contest, including a game-high 29 from Shug Dickson. Erika Wakefield finished second on the team with 20 points, while Alexis Gaulden had 13 and Crystal Polk finished with 11. Dickson also led the Golden Hurricane on the glass with seven rebounds.
NEWS AND NOTES
The Cougars made six 3-pointers in the contest, giving them 201 on the season and extending the program record, which they broke at Wichita State on Feb. 3. This marks the first time in program history a Houston team has made 200 or more 3-pointers in a season.
Jasmyne Harris made a pair of 3-pointers in the contest, giving her 66 on the season, the seventh most all-time for Houston.
With four 3-pointers made in the game, sophomore Angela Harris now has 62 makes this season, ranking her eighth on the all-time list in a season at Houston.
With eight defensive rebounds in the contest, junior Serithia Hawkins now has 422 defensive boards in her career, moving her to fifth on the all-time Houston defensive rebounds list, breaking a tie with Nicole Oliver (414; 2000-04).
Angela Harris matched her career-record with nine made field goals in the game.
Houston came away with 12 steals in the contest against Tulsa. The Cougars entered leading the American Athletic Conference with 11.8 rebounds per game.
Houston outrebounded the Golden Hurricane 41-36 including 14-7 on the offensive end.