This is a pretty good Bobcat team so this should be another test.
SCOUTING THE BOBCATS Texas State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 4-1 overall record after a 76-59 win over Fresno State on Saturday.
The Bobcats shoot 42.5 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from beyond the arc, leading to 73.0 points per game. Conversely, Texas State allows opponents to shoot 40.3 percent from the field and only 25.0 percent from deep to hold opponents to 60.0 points per game.
Texas State has three different players who average double-figures in scoring. Taeler Deer paces the squad with 19.0 points per game, while Toshua Leavitt ranks second with 18.0 points per night. Brooke Holle sits third on the squad with 10.8 points per game.
On the glass, Ericka May pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game to lead the Bobcats.
TOP PERFORMERS Houston: Sophomore guard Jasmyne Harris had Houston’s first 30-point game since Porsche Landry on Jan. 6, 2013, finishing with 32 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth-career double-double. Dorian Branch also finished in double-figures with 15 points, while Octavia Barnes added 11.
Texas State: Taeler Deer led three Bobcats in double figures with a team-high 18 points and picked up a double-double with 11 assists. Toshua Leavitt added 13 points for Texas State, while Ericka May finished the contest with 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for a double-double.
NEWS AND NOTES
Sophomore guard Jasmyne Harris’ 32 points are the most for a Cougar since Brittney Scott scored 32 on Dec. 5, 2009 against North Texas. Harris tallied the Cougars’ first 30-point game since Porsche Landry had 30 on Jan. 6, 2013 against Delaware State. Harris shot 75.0 percent from the field in the game, and her 12 made baskets are a new career-high. Junior forward Serithia Hawkins finished the contest with eight rebounds, giving her 524 in her career and moving her into 17th on the all-time Houston rebounding list, passing Yasmeen Thompson (522; 2010-14), Monica Lamb (516; 1983-85) and Brittany Mason (516; 2007-11). Hawkins also pulled down two offensive rebounds in the game, giving her 200 in her career, and making her just the 14th player in program history with at least 200 offensive rebounds. Houston finished the contest with a season-high eight blocked shots, including a career-best four from Jasmyne Harris. Houston continued to be a force down low, outscoring the Bobcats in the paint 40-28. The Cougars also won the second-chance points battle 11-8, while outscoring Texas State on the fast break 14-6. Houston’s 5-2 record means the Cougars are off to their best start since the 2010-11 squad opened the season 8-1. With the win, Houston improved to 12-3 all-time against Texas State, while Hughey improved to 1-1.