W.BBall takes on UCF today at 5pm on ESPN3 (L 58-56)

(Patrick) #1

Tough game tonight

The game will be aired on ESPN3 and fans can hear the contest against the Golden Hurricane 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.

UCF enters Wednesday’s contest with a 17-3 overall record and a 6-1 mark in The American. UCF is on a one-game skid after falling to UConn last week.
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UCF averages 71.3 points per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Korneila Wright leads the Knights in scoring and assists with 18.2 points per game, to go along with a team-high 73 assists. Nyala Shuler leads the team in rebounds with 7.5 rebounds per game. On the defensive end, UCF allows opponents to average 54.8 points per contest on 35.4 percent and 29.9 percent from the field and beyond the arc, respectively.

(Patrick) #2

Man, close game and Blackshell-Fair misses a jumper from the free throw line at the buzzer that would have tied it. Coogs didn’t get a favorable whistle in the 4th and that may have been the difference.

Coogs fall 58-56.

(Patrick) #3

Houston: Barnes and Hill would closeout their second straight game in double-figures, finishing with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Hawkins led the team in rebounds with five. For the 19th game this season Houston forced over 15 turnovers.
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UCF: The Knights had two players reach double figures in the game. Kayla Thigpen led UCF with 16 points, Masseny Kaba had added 11. Kaba also led the team in rebounding with five.
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* Houston is now 6-14 against UCF all-time,
* Barnes knocked down a three-point shot for the 11th straight game,
* The Cougars scored 12 points off of the fastbreak, one more than UCF.


I am unclear on The Jasmine Harris situation. Is she injured, suspended, ineligible, what? I occasionally hear that she’s out, but I haven’t heard or seen why.

(Patrick) #5

She’s suspended due to actions during the UCONN game when her and Coach Hughey got into a verbal confrontation after Coach Hughey pulled her. She did not re-enter the game and has not been allowed to sit on the bench since. She must meet certain requirements before she is allowed to return.