Fans can hear the contest against New Mexico live via the home for Women’s Basketball Radio, UHCougars.com/wbbradio. A live stream of Saturday’s game will also be available courtesy of Houston All Access and can be found by clicking HERE. A subscription is required for All Access content. 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 LOBOS
New Mexico enters Saturday’s contest with a 2-1 overall record after opening their season with an 82-51 win over Texas State on Nov. 9 and another victory over Hartford (72-65) on Nov. 18.
New Mexico has three players that average double figures, including Jaisa Nunn, who’s 20.7 points per game pace the squad, ranks 38th in the country and leads the Mountain West. Jayla Everett ranks second on the team with 17.0 points per game and Aisia Robertson scores 12.0 points per game.
As a team, the Lobos are shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line which leads to an average of 76.7 points per game. Conversely, New Mexico is allowing teams to score 65.0 points per game on 37.0 percent from the field and 28.0 percent from deep.
Nike McClure paces the Lobos on the glass, pulling down 8.3 boards per night, while Nunn and Robertson each grab 6.0 boards per game.
Another OT game. 68-68. Coogs down 2 with 5 seconds to go when Angela Harris was fouled on a 3. She made 2 of 3.
Coogs 3 point shooting continues to go missing this season as they’re only shooting 25% today.
Double OT. Lobos score the 1st 7 points, Coogs score the next 8 before Lobos hit a free throw with 10 seconds left.
Coogs fall 89-84 in 2OT.
NEWS AND NOTES
* Houston’s 34 turnovers forced is the second-most this season and marks the seventh-straight game that Houston has forced 20 or more turnovers. The Cougars entered No. 1 in The American with 25.67 turnovers forced per game.
* Houston also came away with 22 steals in the game, well over their average of 12.0 per game, which led The American.
* Houston pulled down 16 offensive rebounds in the game and held a 16-9 advantage on second-chance points.
* Houston’s bench outscored the Lobos 15-6.
* Alyssa Okoene’s 19 rebounds are just one shy of the school record of 20, accomplished three times, most recently by Terran Alford against Oral Roberts on Nov. 22, 2011.
* Doris Jones scored a career-high nine points in the game.
Maybe moving to the new arena will help this team shoot better. If they can find their shot, they’ll start winning much more. Not sure why they can’t shoot this year.
They’re a year away!
Maybe, but I think they’ll improve as the season goes along if their shot starts falling.