Houston: The Cougars finished with a trio of players in double-figures including Jasmyne Harris, who paced the squad with 15 points, giving her 13 consecutive double-digit scoring games. Angela Harris finished the contest with 13 points, while Serithia Hawkins tallied her 16th career double-double with 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
SMU: The Mustangs had a pair of players reach double figures in the game, including a game-high 19 points from McKenzie Adams. Kiara Perry added 12 points, and Klara Bradshaw led SMU on the boards with seven rebounds.
NEWS AND NOTES
Houston swept the season series against SMU for the first time since 2010-11 and pushed the overall series record to 34-25.
With the victory, the Cougars picked up their fifth win in American Athletic Conference play, the most the program has achieved since joining the league.
The fourth-quarter comeback was the seventh comeback of eight or more points in the second half for the Cougars this season.
With seven defensive rebounds in the contest, junior Serithia Hawkins now has 398 in her career, moving her past Sancho Lyttle (391; 2003-05) and into a tie for eighth with Kellye Jones (1988-92) for seventh on the all-time Houston defensive boards list.
With 10 total rebounds in the game, Hawkins moves to 11th all-time with 642, passing Nicole Oliver (637; 2000-04).
Sophomore Dorian Branch tallied three assists in the contest, giving her 101 in her career.
The Cougars outrebounded SMU 15-7 on the offensive glass, giving the Cougars a 12-7 advantage on second-chance points.
With eight 3-pointers made in the game, Houston has now knocked down 169 threes this season. That number ranks fourth all-time and is just nine off the team record pace of 178.