Cougars Head North to Tulsa (W 65-62)

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SCOUTING THE GOLDEN HURRICANE
Tulsa enters play with an 8-17 record and a 4-8 mark in American Athletic Conference Play. The Golden Hurricane have a 5-6 mark inside the Reynolds Center this season, but dropped their most recent contest 62-58 against UCF on Feb. 11.

As a team, Tulsa scores 64.4 points per game, while allowing their opponents to score 71.6 points per contest. From the field, the Golden Hurricane shoot 38.9 percent, while allowing opponents to shoot 41.4 percent, and from beyond the 3-point line, Tulsa outshoots their opponents 33.6 percent to 29.8 percent.

Individually, the Golden Hurricane are led on offense by Erika Wakefield who scores 11.8 points per game. On the glass, Kendrian Elliot paces Tulsa by pulling down 7.6 rebounds per contest, while Wakefield’s 87 assists are a team-best.

Most wins in conference since they’ve joined the AAC. One more win and they will have equaled the total amount of wins they’ve had in the American up to this point.

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TURNING POINT
Blake was the deciding factor down the stretch for Houston, scoring 13 of her 22 points in the final 20 minutes. After falling behind 58-55 midway through the fourth quarter, Houston finished on a 10-4 run to close out the game.

TOP PERFORMERS
Houston: Jacqueline Blake’s 22 points was a new career-high for the senior and is her first-career 20-point game. Blake was also one of five Houston rebounders to tie for the team-lead with five boards. Freshman Jasmyne Harris also pulled down five rebounds, while scoring 15 points, and freshman Dorian Branch added a career-high 11 points and five rebounds.

Tulsa: Kendrian Elliot put up monster numbers for the Golden Hurricane, leading Tulsa in both points (18) and rebounds (15) en route to a double-double. Liesl Spoerl just missed a double-double of her own, scoring 10 points and pulling down eight boards.

NEWS AND NOTES

With 15 points against Tulsa, freshman Jasmyne Harris moved into a tie for eighth on the all-time freshman scoring list with 291 in her young career.
With her steal in the contest, Angela Harris now has 48 on the season, moving her into a tie for sixth on the Houston freshman steals list.

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