W.BBall Opens American Play with 1/1 UConn L 81-61)


(Patrick) #1

Sunday’s contest will be the first game of a double header with the Houston Men’s Basketball team welcoming Memphis to the Fertitta Center at 5 p.m. Fans with a ticket to the men’s game Sunday night can show their ticket at the door and receive $5 admission to the women’s game.

Fans can see the game against UConn live via CBSSN with Ben Holder handling play-by-play duties and Julianne Viani serving as the analyst. Fans can also hear the contest against the Huskies live via the home for Houston Women’s Basketball Radio, UHCougars.com/wbbradio. Live statistics are also available through SideArm Stats, and the official Twitter account of Houston Women’s Basketball, @UHCougarWBB, will offer updates throughout the game.


SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
UConn enters American Athletic Conference play with an 11-1 overall record after falling to No. 8 Baylor 68-57 on Thursday. The loss was UConn’s first regular season defeat in 126 games. The Huskies are the No. 1 team in both the Associated Press and USA Today Top-25 polls.

UConn averages 83.0 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting from the field and 38.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line. The Huskies outscore opponents by an average of 26.8 points per game. All five of the Huskies’ regular starters, Katie Lou Samuelson (19.4), Napheesa Collier (18.4), Crystal Dangerfield (13.6), Christyn Williams (13.3) and Megan Walker (10.7), average double figures in scoring.

Collier averages a double-double per contest by leading the Huskies on the glass with 10.5 rebounds per night. Samuelson ranks second on the team at 8.1 boards per game. UConn outrebounds its opponents by an average of 42.8-34.6 rebounds per contest.


#2

:astonished::flushed::flushed: @pray10 the way the team has been shooting this year, I don’t think we can keep it close.


(Patrick) #3

We did for a quarter.


(Patrick) #4

Team looked ok today. Lost by 20.

Best we’ve ever played against the Huskies.


(Patrick) #5

#6

Is Hughley’s job safe?

I don’t follow women’s basketball closely and curious.

How’s recruiting going?


#7

Expectations aren’t as HIGH in women’s basketball as it is in Men’s or football and baseball. Saying that, coach Hughey has been at UH for a bit and hasn’t taken us to the Ncaa tournament.

What are your thoughts, @pray10


(Patrick) #8

He just signed a new contract about a month ago so I’d say his job is safe.

The team is better this year than last, but they’re playing a much tougher schedule. That’s what Coach Hughey wanted and was hoping the team would respond. I’d say they’ve done OK, but we’ll see how they do in conference. Wouldn’t put too much into this game as it’s UCONN…nobody except the top teams does well against them.


(Patrick) #9

NEWS AND NOTES

* Senior forward Serithia Hawkins became the 25th Cougar in program history to reach 1,000 career points with her bucket early in the second half.
* Hawkins became just the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in her career.
* Hawkins (503) pulled down four defensive rebounds in the game, making her the fourth Cougar to record 500 career defensive rebounds.
* Hawkins’ four offensive rebounds gave her 314 in her career and moved her into fourth all-time on the Houston career offensive rebound charts, passing ShaRonda Lasseter (312; 1997-01).
* With a pair of 3-pointers in the game, junior guard Jasmyne Harris now has 161 in her career, moving her into a tie for third all-time at Houston with Jana Crosby (1988-90).
* Junior guard Angela Harris came away with three steals in the contest, giving her 177 in her career and moving her into 12th all-time at Houston. Harris passed Arelene Brown (176; 1987-91), Cynthia Jackson (176; 1989-93) and Jennifer Jones (175; 1994-98) in the effort.
* Houston forced UConn to turn the ball over 18 times in the game. The Cougars have forced at least 15 turnovers in all 14 games this season, while the 18 for UConn was a season high.


(Patrick) #10