SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS
UCF enters Saturday’s contest with an 18-9 record and a 10-4 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Knights come to Houston as winners of two of their last three games with the most recent being a 63-40 victory at Memphis on Wednesday.
UCF shoots 40.7 percent from the field and only 24.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to 58.4 points per game. UCF is one of the top defensive teams in the conference, allowing opponents to score just 54.2 points per game on 36.4 percent shooting from the field and 27.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
UCF has a pair of players that average double figures including a team-best 15.2 points per contest from Zakiya Saunders. Korneila Wright ranks second on the team with 10.6 points per game. Nyala Shuler paces the Knights on the glass with 7.2 rebounds per game.
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Coogs fell behind early, but made a valiant comeback to take the lead at one point. Were down one with less than a minute to go when they forced a shot-clock violation. However, the refs didn’t call it and UCF hit a three. On review, no camera angle showed the clock or the backboard and the three point shot was upheld. Down 4, Coogs couldn’t come back again.
Tough way to lose a game, but it’s still nice to see the fight against a good team. Hopefully, they can go and beat Cincy to end the season on a decent note.
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.
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Relive all of the action from the 2018 Senior Night game against UCF as the Cougars said farewell to Mariah Mitchell, Kaila Chizer and Dionna Collins. #GoCoogs #EverythingMatters