Houston had climbed their way back into the contest and trailed by just one point with 1:09 remaining, but Kornelia wright rattled home a 3-pointer with the shot clock at zero. A video review to see if Wright shot in time was upheld to give UCF the 4-point advantage.
Houston: Houston finished with two players in double figures, including a game-high 20 points from sophomore Jasmyne Harris. Angela Harris added 14 points, while Myyah West led the Cougars on the boards with seven rebounds.
UCF: The Knights had three players reach the double-figures plateau including 19 from Kornelia Wright to lead the team. Zakiya Saunders finished with 16 points, while Masseny Kaba added 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
NEWS AND NOTES
Houston honored its three seniors prior to Saturday’s contest, as the home crowd said farewell to Mariah Mitchell, Dionna Collins and Kaila Chizer.
Houston made six 3-pointers in the game to extend its program record to 227 3-pointers made this season.
With 20 points in the contest, sophomore Jasmyne Harris now has made 584 points this season, moving her to seventh on the all-time scoring list in a season at Houston.
Angela Harris connected on two 3-pointers in the game, giving her 76 makes this year, which stands fifth on the Houston single season list. Jasmyne Harris also connected on two, giving her 73 makes and moving her to sixth.
The Cougars collected six steals in the contest, giving them 335 on the season, the 12th most in school history.
Junior Serithia Hawkins collected seven rebounds in the game, giving her 698 in her career and moving her into ninth on the all-time rebounding list at Houston.